Starting today, Montana’s Big Sky ski area is hosting the 2010 U.S. Adaptive Alpine Championships, home to the best adaptive athletes in the country.
Some of the stars of these races include names we’ve seen in the headlines all season—Stephani Victor (Park City, Utah; sit-ski), Danelle Umstead (Taos, New Mexico; visually impaired), Alana Nichols (Farmington, New Mexico; sit-ski) and Mark Bathum (Seattle, Washington; visually impaired).
The U.S. Adaptive Alpine Team is riding high after earning 11 medals at this year’s Paralympics. They’re now ready to take on Big Sky and continue their hot streak.
Joining the headliners include athletes like Chris Devlin-Young (Campton, New Hampshire; sit-ski), Tyler Walker (Franconia, New Hampshire; sit-ski) and Allison Jones (Winter Park, Colorado; standing). With such great competitors, these races are sure to be some epic nail-biters. Here’s the official schedule of the U.S. Adaptive Alpine Championships:
* March 29 – Men’s and women’s downhill training
* March 30 – Men’s and women’s downhill
* March 31 – Men’s and women’s super G
* April 1 – Men’s and women’s GS
* April 2 – Men’s and women’s slalom