DSES, Mammoth Mountain to host Para Championships

Press release

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area are thrilled to be hosting the 2017 US Canadian Para Alpine Skiing National Championships. From March 28 to 31, top racers from across North America will compete in Paralympic level Alpine Slalom and Giant Slalom races, the first event of its kind at Mammoth Mountain.

Sponsored in part by US Paralympics, a division of the US Olympic Committee, and Coloplast, the four day schedule is as follows:

March 28 – USA Nationals Giant Slalom

March 29 – CAN Nationals Giant Slalom

March 30 – USA Nationals Slalom

March 31 – CAN Nationals Slalom

The Para Alpine National Championships are qualifying races for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Paralympic Games, held almost immediately following the Olympic Games, is an international multi-sport event featuring athletes with a range of disabilities including physical and vision. In Pyeongchang, more than 600 athletes are expected to compete in 80 medal events in six sports – alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding, and wheelchair curling.

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a nationally recognized adaptive sports program that offers year-round instruction for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. Based in and around beautiful Mammoth Lakes, CA, we create inspiring challenges, provide expert instruction, and rally the community to comfortably accommodate people with disabilities. Visit us at: www.disabledsportseasternsierra.org

US Paralympics
U.S. Paralympics is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic Movement and promoting excellence in the lives of people with physical

 

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