Sport: Alpine Skiing
Classification: Guide for Lindsay Ball
Date of Birth: Oct. 16, 1978
Birthplace: Wilmington, Del.
Hometown: Bethel, Maine
Current Residence: Bethel, Maine
High School: Mt. Pleasant HS (Wilmington, Del.) ‘97
College: Ithaca College ‘01, Occupational Therapy
Coach: Kevin Jardine
Diane Barras was working at Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation as the head race coach when she first met Lindsay Ball, who was in high school at the time. After coaching Ball and her volunteer guides for a few seasons, Ball needed a guide to go to a camp with her, so Barras volunteered and the pair clicked on the hill and pushed each other to be better. Barras spoke of their relationship by saying, “I think some of her earlier guides were so worried about keeping her safe, that they couldn’t really push her to ski better and faster.”
Barras left her job with the Maine Adaptive skiing program in the fall of 2013, in order to train full-time with Ball.