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  1. Annual Adaptive Ski Week successfully completes 36th year

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    Adaptive Ski Week participants are used to pushing against the odds, even if that means skiing in warmer-than-usual North Carolina winter temperatures. For the 36th year starting on Monday, January 16, skiers—students and teachers alike—gathered at Beech Mountain Resort to do what they love. Beech Mountain Resort chapter, led by Disabled Sports USA, is the oldest […]

  2. Wintergreen Adaptive Sports PT and SKI Program

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    Wintergreen, VA Adaptive Sports PT and Ski Program Individuals with spinal cord injuries, amputation, degenerative diseases of the nervous system, MS, muscular dystrophy, CP. spina bifida or other ambulation challenges, are invited to participate in a program at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia that combines Physical Therapy and Adaptive Skiing. Almost anyone who walks with canes, crutches […]

  3. Disabled Sports USA to Host U.S. Paralympians

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    Disabled Sports USA to Host U.S. Paralympians, Wounded Warriors and Boston Marathon Survivors at The Hartford Ski Spectacular This 29th annual event is the nation’s largest winter sports festival for people with disabilities which affects 1 in 5 Americans   Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) November 22, 2016 Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) will host the 29th annual […]

  4. What is Adaptive Skiing?

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    Adaptive skiing uses specialized equipment and/or training to allow people (with disabilities) to experience the benefits of skiing. Skiing and snowboarding provide a sense of freedom that is difficult to duplicate in other sports. Skiing is a fantastic sport for people with physical disabilities or visual impairments in that it helps to develop balance, fitness, […]

  5. Whistler Adaptive seeks volunteer coaches for upcoming season

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      Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is once again offering a wide range of winter sports, including skiing.   Photo by Photo submitted The organization offers accessible recreation opportunities for participants of all ages. While many Whistler residents are tuning up their gear and counting down the days until their first run of the season, the Whistler […]

  6. Military to the Mountains – The Story of Ryan Zimmerer

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    The High Fives Foundation, an action sports non-profit, and disabled athlete organization the Adaptive Training Foundation collaborated on a short film, “Military to the Mountains.” Veteran Marine Ryan Zimmerer is the driving voice and story behind the short film. “The physical pain, yeah its bad, but it’s tolerable. I can forget the pain and go […]

  7. Stroke Survivor Craig Dove Skis Again

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      Survivor Craig Dove with his Stroke Association Coordinator Kayleigh Ratcliffe A stroke survivor is preparing to hit the ski slopes again thanks to a funding scheme.  Craig Dove, of Havercroft, was just 26 and working in a local garage when he collapsed and had three strokes in quick succession. He was left unable to […]

  8. 2017 Special Olympics Alpine World Games

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    A big congratulations to Michelle Shuford, of the Asheville, NC Ski Club, a member Club of Crescent Ski Council, on her selection as one of 13 coaches for the Special Olympics Alpine World Games in 2017. She was chosen out of 100 applicants. What an honor!! Michelle has been Crescent’s VP & Spring Conventions Chair over […]

  9. Person 2 Person: Muffy Davis

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    Muffy Davis is a Paralympic skier who won three silver medals at the 2002 Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City. She also got three gold medals for hand-cycling at the 2012 London Games. Davis knew at a young age that she was meant to be a ski racer. “I told my mom when I was […]

  10. Helper gives disabled a feeling for snow

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    Jane Stevens is described as “the type of person who gives her all to a cause.” Photo / Supplied   PASSIONATE VOLUNTEER’S SKILL GUIDES PEOPLE WITH DIABILITIES INTO JOY OF SKIING Jane Stevens has an incredible skill. She can teach people with any kind of disability to ski. It makes no difference “whether it’s physical, […]

  11. The American Blind Skiing Foundation

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    The American Blind Skiing Foundation (“ABSF”) was founded in 1971 and is a non-profit tax exempt  national organization chartered in the State of Illinois. The purpose of ABSF is to provide an educational skiing program that is open to any blind or visually impaired person in the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic […]

  12. As A Competitor And Contributor, Paralympic Skier Jim Martinson Opened New Worlds

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    Martinson, seen here in March 2016, will be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame on April 9. Jim Martinson’s equipment innovations opened up new worlds to multiple generations of aspiring athletes — but there was an ulterior motive along with the altruism. “I wanted more people to compete against,” he confessed. […]

  13. Snow Challenge draws athletes of all abilities

    Saturday, April 2, 2016  : From team Jans 1 Monte Meier participates in the National Ability Center Ability Snow Challenge at Park City Mountain. Photo by Jeff Swinger

    Saturday, April 2, 2016 : From Team Jans 1 Monte Meier participates in the National Ability Center Ability Snow Challenge at Park City Mountain. Photo by Jeff Swinger National Ability Center event held on Autism Awareness Day The costumes matched the sky on Saturday at Park City Mountain as skiers of all ages and abilities […]

  14. What is Alpine Skiing in the Paralympics?

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    About the Sport Alpine skiing is practiced worldwide and features seven disciplines: downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super-G, super combined, team events and most recently snowboard. Athletes combine speed and agility while racing down slopes at speeds of around 100km/h. Competition accommodates male and female athletes with a physical impairment such as spinal injury, cerebral palsy, […]

  15. Wyoming Adaptive Ski Experience

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    This extraordinary opportunity brings together adult skiers with physical disabilities for eight days of skiing in the Tetons.  It begins with 4 days at Grand Targhee Resort, a day of rest and then 4 days at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  The idea that instigated the camp was to provide a venue for solid intermediate skiers […]

  16. SouthEastern Wisconsin Adaptive Ski Program

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    The Southeastern Wisconsin Adaptive Ski Program (“SEWASP” pronounced “see-wasp”) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides adaptive alpine skiing and snowboard lessons for people with disabilities in southeastern Wisconsin and surrounding areas. Accessing the unique abilities of each skier, SEWASP fosters self-confidence and independence. SEWASP is a PSIA ski school and teaches mono-ski, bi-ski, 4-track […]

  17. Challenge Aspen spreads art of adaptive skiing abroad

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    Charley Phelan and Bobby Palm, center, lead a course in adaptive teaching methods in Argentina. October 7, 2015 By Jill Beathard, jbeathard@snowmassun.com Challenge Aspen is working on a longtime dream of its founder — to spread the adaptive snow sport teaching methods it employs around the globe. Co-founder Houston Cowan and a group of instructors […]

  18. Adaptive Skiing – Spotlight on Jasmin Bambur

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    JASMIN BAMBUR Sport:      Alpine Skiing Height:   6-1 Weight:   187 Classification:   LW11, Sitting Date of Birth:    Aug. 28, 1979 Birthplace:   Zrenjanin, Vojvodina, Serbia Current Residence:   Granby, Colo. High School:   Piedmont HS (Indian Trail, N.C.) ‘98 College:   University of North Carolina at Charlotte ‘03, International Business;  Middle Georgia College ‘01, Sports Medicine Coach:    Kevin Jardine   Personal When he was just 12 years old, Jasmin Bambur […]

  19. Adaptive Alpine Skiing – Ski School is in Session!!

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    Do you want to learn to ski? You can, no matter your disability. There are hundreds and hundreds of disabled skiers flying down ski hills and mountains across the country. Experienced skiers make it look easy as they swoosh and cut their way through powdery (and sometimes not so powdery) snow. While it takes some […]

  20. 8 Ways to Move Forward When You Can No Longer Walk

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    By Tiffiny Carlson, The Mobility Resource There are a lot of nightmare scenarios no one wants to personally experience. One is getting a phone call at 3 a.m. that someone you love is hurt and another — permanently ending up in a wheelchair. Many people say they’d rather be dead if this happened to them, […]

  21. Winter Park National Sport Center for the Disabled

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    Winter Park is well known for is adaptive skiing program. This program is designed to safely and comfortably bring disabled adults and children onto the ski slopes. Sports Center Facilities for Disabled Skiers This wing of the National Sports Center for the Disabled is located in a building at the base of Winter Park. The […]

  22. Ski Areas Adaptive Programs – Keystone & Breckenridge

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    Keystone has a year-round adaptive program and is run through the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.  Headquartered at The Mountain House at Keystone Resort at the base of Discovery Lift, the Keystone Adaptive Center provides alpine, skiing and snowboarding lessons to people with disabilities and other special needs.   Lessons are conducted on a personalized, one-on-one basis, […]

  23. 3 Life Lessons Adaptive Students Teach Their Ski Instructors

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    Every day is different if you are an adaptive ski instructor. Names, faces, equipment and disabilities constantly vary and instructors need to be on their toes in order to keep up. But there’s one thing that always remains the same: the learning curve. Surprisingly, we’re not talking about the skills the student learns on the […]

  24. SNOWSPORTS FOR DISABLED ATHLETES – LIBERTY AND WHITETAIL MOUNTAIN RESORTS, PENNSYLVANIA

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    We had a marvelous day skiing on Martin Luther King Day — traditionally one of the busiest ski and snowboard days of the year. But the snow was perfect, the weather was warm, and the many thousands of people, from numerous countries, skied in control and showed respect for those around them. Very few people […]

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