New England Disabled Sports and Loon Mountain Resort to Host 2015 US Paralympic Alpine Championships

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Loon Mountain
Press Release

Lincoln, NH  — New England Disabled Sports and Loon Mountain Resort are honored to be hosting the 2015 US Paralympic Alpine Skiing National Championships and International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing North America Races for the Slalom and Giant Slalom events. Top racers from all over the United States will congregate at Loon from March 22nd though March 26th for four days of Paralympic-caliber alpine racing.

The schedule is as follows:

  • March 22 – Training day
  • March 23 – NORAM GS (first run start time 9:30 a.m.)
  • March 24 – NORAM SL
  • March 25 – U.S. Paralympic GS Championships
  • March 26 – U.S. Paralympic SL Championships

The U.S. Paralympic ski team includes a number of racers from New England, and all are expected to compete at Loon. Tyler Walker (Franconia, NH) has competed in three Winter Olympics; last season he finished first in three World Cup disciplines. Laurie Stephens (Wenham, MA) won two bronze medals at Sochi, and finished second overall in the women’s sitting World Cup standings last season. Chris Devlin-Young (Campton, NH) has represented the U.S. as a Paralympian since 1989, and is a gold medal-winning Olympian. These athletes and other New Englanders will compete at Loon the last week of March.

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New England Disabled Sports

New England Disabled Sports is a nationally-recognized program which provides year-round adaptive sport instruction to adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Visit us at www.nedisabledsports.org.

Loon Mountain

Loon Mountain, located in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains just two hours north of Boston, offers the most accessible big-mountain skiing and snowboarding in the East:  2,100 feet of vertical, three peaks of terrain variety, a full progression of award-winning terrain parks, and New Hampshire’s only Superpipe.  Loon operates within the White Mountain National Forest in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service, and is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned, four-season resort company in North America. Loon is consistently rated as one of the most-accessible resorts in New England by readers of SKI Magazine. Follow:  loonmtn.com, facebook.com/loonmtn and @loonmtn on Twitter.

US Paralympics

US Paralympics is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic Movement and promoting excellence in the lives of people with physical disabilities and visual impairments. US Paralympics is a division of the United States Olympic Committee. Visit: www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics