U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing


Dan Cnossen celebrates winning gold at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.

2021-2022 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Events

Click here for qualification criteria for U.S. Paralympics Nordic teams and trips.*This includes World Cup, World Championships, and National Team criteria.  For introductory or development events, see calendar below. For World Para Nordic Skiing schedule & results click here.

The calendars below include para Nordic camps, clinics, and competitions across the country.

**These calendars will continue to be updated with more event info and details

Events

**This calendar will continue to be updated with more events and details

Challenge Alaska Weekly Para Ski Group: December 1, 2021- March 30, 2022 / Anchorage, AK.  Contact: Jeff Dick, jeff@challengealaska.org

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Casper Mountain Biathlon Club Para Nordic Dryland Camp: August 25-29, 2021 / Casper, WY. Contact: Rob Rosser, robert.m.rosser@gmail.com

Casper Mountain Biathlon Club Para Nordic Early-Season Ski Camp: November 19-28, 2021 / Casper, WY. Contact: Rob Rosser, robert.m.rosser@gmail.com.

The Hartford Ski Spectacular: December 6-12, 2021 / Breckenridge, CO. Registration opens in September! 

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Camp: February 10-13, 2022 / Mammoth Lakes, CA. Contact: mpalchak@disabledsportseasternsierra.org

VAST (Veterans Adaptive Sports & Training) Veterans Nordic Biathlon Camp: February 24-28, 2022 / Pineland Farms, ME.  Contact: kristina@pinelandfarms.org 

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Biathlon Camp: March 15-20, 2022 / Mammoth Lakes, CA. Contact: mpalchak@disabledsportseasternsierra.org

**This calendar will continue to be updated with more events and details

Race Series - Casper Mountain Biathlon Club: Casper, WY 

Race Series - Sven Wiik Nordic:  Steamboat Springs, CO

Race Series - Wasatch Citizen Series: Park City, UT (area). Contact: Tanja.Kari@hsc.utah.edu

CXC Adaptive Junior Cup: Midwest Region. Ages 20 & under. Scholarships for travel costs available (go to event website to learn more)

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Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints: November 11-14, 2021 / VIRTUAL. Adaptive categories!

WPNS World Cup #1: December 4-12, 2021 / Canmore, Alberta. View Selection Criteria. 

The Kendall Classic: December 12, 2021 / Craftsbury, VT. Registration open in November. Contact: Ollie Burruss, ollie.burruss@craftsbury.com. 

WPNS RacesDecember 18-19, 2021, Bozeman, MT / Contact: kristina.trygstad-saari@usopc.org. CC Sprint Qualifier, CC Distance

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Sit Ski Nationals: December 29, 2021-January 2, 2022 / Bozeman, MT. Contact: Bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org. CC Sprint, CC 5km. Registration & Info. 

WPNS World Championships: January 8-23, 2022 / Lillehammer, Norway. View Selection Criteria. 

Casper Mountain Biathlon Club Biathlon Races: January 22-23, 2022 / Casper, WY. Contact: Rob Rosser, robert.m.rosser@gmail.com.

WPNS World Cup #2: January 27-February 1, 2022 / Ostersund, Sweden. View Selection Criteria. 

Ski Rennet: January 29, 2022 / Bloomington, MN. 2km para race.

Race of the MethowJanuary 29-30, 2022 / Methow Valley, WA. Contact: Betsy Devin-Smith, biathlon@mvnsef.org. Cross-country race. 

The Henchey Memorial CarnivalFebruary 4-6, 2022 / Craftsbury, VT. Contact: Ollie Burruss, ollie.burruss@craftsbury.com. Adaptive race February 6.

Sit Ski LoppetFebruary 5, 2022 / Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Andrea Bidelman: bidelman@loppet.org. 1.5km para race.

Ski to the Sun: February 12, 2022 / Methow Valley, WA. Contact: Betsy Devin-Smith, biathlon@mvnsef.orgCross-country race. 

Sun of a Gun Biathlon RaceFebruary 13, 2022 / Methow Valley, WA. Contact: Betsy Devin-Smith, biathlon@mvnsef.org.

Empire State Games: 2022 details coming soon / Lake Placid, NY.  

American Birkebeiner: February 23-27, 2022 / Hayward, WI. Adaptive race Friday, Feb, 25. 

2022 Paralympic Winter Games: March 4-13, 2022 / Beijing, China. View Selection Criteria. 

U.S. Biathlon Nationals: March 23-27, 2022 / Lake Placid, NY. Contact: Bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org. Details coming soon.

Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede: 2022 details coming soon. Fraiser, CO / Contact: Mark Birdseye, mbirdseye@nscd.org 

 

2021-2022 National Para Nordic Development Race Series

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing (USPN) is excited to announce the 2021-22 National Para Nordic Development Race Series, which will include both biathlon and cross-country skiing competitions.  This series will take place over four race weekends, hosted by Nordic clubs across the country. We will track participation and results to award series’ winners for the top three Para athletes with the greatest number of points at the end of the season.  All classes and genders will be combined to determine the overall top three award winning positions. 

Eligibility:

  • No qualification is required
  • Athletes must have an eligible impairment according to WPNS Classification Rules & Regulations, in order to be eligible for prizes in this competition. See WPNS Classification Rules and Regulations Doc, appendices 1 and 2 ,for a list of both eligible and non-eligible impairments.  If an athlete is uncertain as to whether or not they would be considered eligible, please email BethAnn, Bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org, to help determine eligibility. 
  • Classification: Points for this series will be calculated after WPNS Classification Percentages have been applied to athletes finishing time.  If an athlete has not been classified, they will be classed in the highest factor in their class, (B class – B3, Standing class- LW4, Sitting classes – LW12).   Go to the WPNS website for more information about para Nordic classification. 

Athletes will be required to hold appropriate race licenses for the races they compete in. 

Series Events: 

1. WPNS Races, Bozeman,* MT. December 18-19, 2021. Cross Country Sprint qualifier & CC Short (5km). Contact: kristina.trygstad-saari@usopc.org

2. U.S. Sit Ski Nationals,* Bozeman, MT.  January 1-2, 2022; CC Sprint & CC Short (5km). Registration & Info. Contact: bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org

3. Casper Mountain Biathlon Club Biathlon Races,** Casper, WY. January 22-23, 2022. Contact: Rob Rosser, robert.m.rosser@gmail.com.

4.  U.S. Biathlon National Championships,** Lake Placid, NY. March 23-27, 2022. Contact: bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org

*Require World Para Nordic Skiing License

**Biathlon races require U.S. Biathlon Athlete License

Earning Points:

Overall series awards will be given to the top three athletes (all classes and genders combined) who have most number of points at the end of the season (March 27, 2022).  In addition, there will be a Rookie Award, given to a first-year racer with the greatest number of points. Points can be earned through the following ways:

  • 3 points for finishing a National Para Nordic Race Series competition
  • Points for top three in each class per gender (men’s sit, women’s sit, men’s stand, women’s stand, men’s visually impaired, women’s visually impaired): 

1st – 3 points

2nd – 2 points

3rd -- 1 point

  • 2 points for racing in any additional race between November 15, 2021-March 27, 2022 (the maximum number of points one can earn in this way is 8). Additional racing opportunities can be found on the Event page of the USPN website, but any race counts!  

Points will be tracked and updated on this Google Doc sheet

Registration:

Registration links for all events will be posted on the USPN Event page website once registration opens.

To add additional races to your points profile, participants need to send BethAnn Chamberlain (bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org) race results. The deadline for this is March 30, 2022!

Prizes:

Prizes for the following categories will be announced on April 1, 2022 and will be shipped or delivered to the winning athletes following this announcement. 

1st place overall in points – New pair of skis 

2nd place overall in point – New pair of poles 

3rd place overall in points –Team USA apparel 

Rookie Award – Team USA apparel 

 

 

 

2022 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Sit Ski Nationals: 

 EVENT & REGISTRATION INFO HERE

Please read through this info carefully, as there are added steps and deadlines in the registration process! Note the December 1 deadline to email Kristina your intent to participate.

Dates: December 29, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Location: Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, 275 Wedeln Dr, Bozeman, MT 59715. www.crosscutmt.org

Contacts:

-Equipment & training: Bethann Chamberlain- bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org

-Races: Kristina Trygstad-Saari- kristina.trygstad-saari@usopc.org

 EVENT & REGISTRATION INFO HERE

Thank you to our sponsors:

QUESTIONS ABOUT EVENTS? Contact U.S. Para Nordic at uspnordic@gmail.com.