2013 United States Adaptive Alpine National Championships coming to New Hampshire

Attracts Racers From Seven Nations Compete at Waterville Valley 2012 Adaptive Alpine National Ski Championships

Adaptive ski racers completed three days of men and women’s competitions with two slalom events today on the Waterville Valley Resort World Cup racing trail. The 2012 Adaptive Alpine National Ski Championships showcased talented disabled athletes from the United States, Canada, Chile, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and New Zealand.
Racers competed in Giant Slalom and Slalom events in three different categories: skiers who are visually impaired; skiers who have lost a leg or suffered lower extremity disability as the result of disease; and skiers who ride on devices called sitz- sitting skis for double leg amputees or for those who have suffered paralysis below the waist.

Bob Fries, President of Waterville Valley Ski Resort said, “We were honored and pleased to host this important event. All of these athletes are incredibility talented and show such determination in both practice and races that it becomes an inspiration to all of us.”

The United States Olympic Committee Events Director, Matt Cramer added, “On behalf of the U.S.O.C. and all the athletes and coaches, we would like to thank the Waterville Valley Ski Resort and the WVBBTS Ski Club for hosting and running a very professional three day event. Based on this year’s support and event experience, the U.S.O.C has awarded the 2013 United States Adaptive Alpine National Championships to the Waterville Valley Ski Resort for next January.”

Waterville Valley Resort was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained resort town with a world-class ski area as well a Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and ice-skating. For more information on Waterville Valley Ski Resort visit Waterville.com or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.

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