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U.S. Paralympics Nordic is looking for endurance-minded athletes who want to compete on the world stage! No ski experience necessary, and we encourage all athletic abilities to apply, as our program has a wide range of opportunities in both cross-county skiing and biathlon.

Paralympic Nordic skiing includes both cross-country skiing events and the biathlon discipline for sit skiers, standing skiers and visually impaired skiers. Cross-country races range from 800-meter sprints to 20-kilometer races, depending on class and gender. Biathlon combines elements of cross-country skiing and shooting. 

Paralympic Nordic skiing competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation/limb loss, blindness/visual impairment, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke.

We have an upcoming training opportunity for new and development athletes from December 3-9, 2018. The Ski Spectacular event in Breckenridge, Colorado, is the perfect place to try out the sport and learn from U.S. team coaches. No experience necessary—all levels of sit skiers, standing skiers and visually impaired skiers are welcome.

 

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U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

WHAT ARE THE PARALYMPICS?

The Paralympic Games are the third largest international sporting event in the world and features athletes with physical and visual impairments competing in summer and winter sports. Contested two weeks after the Olympic Games, the Paralympics are parallel to the Olympics. The Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 featured more than 500 athletes from nearly 50 nations.

WHAT IS NORDIC SKIING?

Paralympic Nordic skiing includes both cross-country skiing events and the biathlon discipline. Cross-country races range from 800-meter sprints to 20-kilometer depending on class (sitting, standing or visually impaired) and gender. Biathlon combines elements of cross-country skiing and shooting. Athletes ski three or five loops, stopping after each loop to shoot at five targets (10 or 20 targets total, depending on the race format). For each missed shot, the athlete either skis a 100-150m penalty lap or has one minute added to their final time for each missed shot. 

WHO CAN COMPETE IN PARALYMPIC NORDIC SKIING?

Paralympic Nordic skiing competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation/limb loss, blindness/visual impairment, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

U.S. Paralympics Nordic is looking for endurance- minded athletes looking to someday compete on the world stage!  No ski experience necessary, and we encourage all athletic abilities to apply, as our program has a wide range of opportunities in both cross-county skiing and biathlon.

We have an upcoming training opportunity for new and development athletes December 3-9, 2018. The Ski Spectacular event in Breckenridge, CO is the perfect place to try out the sport and learn from U.S. team coaches. No experience necessary—all levels of sit-skiers, standing skiers, and visually impaired skiers are welcome.

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  10/11/2018