NEWRY – For the first time, Maine Handicapped Skiing and Sunday River will be hosting a level II Disabled NorAm race. Elite disabled athletes from around the country will be competing in the “Nor’easter” NorAm, including at least three athletes from the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.

Racing begins Thursday with a Super-G, followed by the Giant Slalom on Friday and the Slalom race on Saturday. All three races will be held at Barker Mountain at Sunday River Ski Resort. Spectators are cordially invited.

All Disabled NorAms are sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and follow the International Skiing Federation (FIS) rules.

Maine Handicapped Skiing is a year-round adaptive recreation program that teaches adults and children with physical disabilities sport activities, including Alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing. In the summer, instruction is offered in paddling, cycling and golf. All lessons are free of charge, and available for any ability. MHS is also host to an alpine race team in the winter. Several of the athletes will participate in the Nor’easter. More information about the Noreaster and all MHS programs may be found at www.skimhs.org or by phone at 824-2440.


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