New England Disabled Sports and Loon Mountain Resort to Host 2015 US Paralympic Alpine National Championships and IPCAS Races
Lincoln, NH (February 17, 2015) — 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.