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C California Style

C Insider: Chloe Kim

by C California Style

The champion’s favorite Mammoth hangouts

Chloe Kim.

After finishing first in the women’s snowboarding halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Chloe Kim—consequently the youngest woman to ever win an Olympic medal in the sport—brought home the gold to her native California. The Torrance-bred athlete, now 18, spent the past decade frequenting Mammoth Lakes and honing her skills at the nearby namesake mountain—the highest ski resort in the state. “It really feels like a second home to me,” says Kim, who would make the roughly 325-mile journey to the town with her father every weekend. “It’s my type of paradise.” Here, the champion’s favorite Mammoth hangouts and nearby musts. Black Velvet Coffee is owned by former pro snowboarder Matt Hammer and has a cool L.A.-meets-the-mountain vibe. blackvelvetcoffee.com. Unbound Terrain Parks  for the halfpipe—duh. mammothmountain.com. Mammoth Mountain Inn is my go-to when I’m training. themammothmountaininn.com. Dessert’d Organic Bake Shop for delicious organic treats. dessertd.com. June Lake is a tiny nearby town with gorgeous lakes and great places to explore with my dog, Reese.


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1. BALENCIAGA Track sneakers, $850, Balenciaga, Beverly Hills. 2. Heath Ceramics Studio mug, $30, Heath Ceramics, S.F. 3. Oakley Jawbreaker Crystal Pop glasses, $213, oakley.com. 4. MARINA B one-of-a-kind Thana ring, $15,500, Just One Eye, L.A. 5. BRAHMIN Leah bag, $265, brahmin.com. 6. 2 Moncler 1952 Dervaux jacket, $1,685, moncler.com. 7. PERFECT MOMENT Aurora flare pants, $387, farfetch.com. 8. preen by thornton bregazzi Resort 2019. 9. MIU MIU Resort 2019. 10. Tory Sport Performance Merino Ski sweater, $248, Tory Burch, Beverly Hills. 11. JIL SANDER beaded nylon Market bag, $780, barneys.com. 12. KANGOL Patch beanie, $38, kangol.com. 13. CHANEL printed bag, $5,600, Chanel, Beverly Hills. 14. Bobbi Brown Ultra-Violet eye shadow palette, $39, sephora.com. 15. PACO RABANNE Resort 2019. 16. PRADA bag, price upon request, Prada, Beverly Hills. 17. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $25, us.laneige.com. 18. Burton Feelgood women’s snowboard, $550, burton.com. 19. Osmia Organics Recovery Salt Bath, $29, thedetoxmarket.com. 20. FENDI blue metal F hoop earrings, $590, fendi.com.

Edited by ANUSH BENLIYAN and REBECCA RUSSELL.