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Park City, UT — This week parathletes from around the globe will be converging on Park City Mountain Resort for a myriad of events, including the Paralympic alpine skiing National Championships, the 26th Annual Huntsman Cup Nor Am and the Halti Ability Snow Challenge.

More than 70 athletes along with 11 National Paralympic Committees will be attending the alpine competitions, beginning Tuesday, March 19. The week-long events will conclude with a benefit for the National Ability Center.


Event: 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing Nor Am Cup & US Adaptive Alpine Championships
Date: March 19-22 Schedule: March 19 | 10:00 a.m. US Championship GS Run 1 US Championship GS Run 2 March 20 | 10:00 a.m. Huntsman Cup GS Run 1 Huntsman Cup GS Run 2 March 21 | 10:00 a.m. US Championship SL Run 1 US Championship SL Run 2 Following end of race: Awards for US Championship March 22 | 10:00 a.m. Huntsman Cup SL Run 1 Huntsman Cup SL Run 2 Following end of race: Awards for Huntsman Cup About Huntsman Cup Nor Am The 26th Annual Huntsman Cup Nor Am will be hosted by the National Ability Center at Park City Mountain Resort March 20 & 22, 2013. The event will be held in the Eagle Race Arena, and will include one day of Giant Slalom and one day of Slalom racing. More than 60 athletes from across the US, Canada, Mexico, Turkey and Great Britain will compete in the Visually Impaired, Standing and Sitting categories. This is one of four Nor Am level events in North America this season.

Event: Halti Ability Snow Challenge Date: Saturday, March 23 Time: 8:00 a.m.

About Halti Ability Snow Challenge
The Halti Ability Snow Challenge is a fun-filled day of skiing and competition hosted at Park City Mountain Resort to benefit the National Ability Center. Competitors can sign up as individual or families, friends and co-workers can form four-person teams. The races include skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Each team competes with a local skiing legend and a National Ability Center athlete to claim the top title in categories, including Couch Potatoes, Weekend Warriors and Snow Shredders. There are also prizes for FUN categories including: best dressed team, best-dressed individual and top fundraisers. The day also includes a raffle, giveaways and trophies. Race fees are $1,000 for a team (of four), $750 for junior racers/kids team (of four) and $250 for individuals. Race fees entitle each racer to a full day of racing, continental breakfast, awards luncheon, event gear, team photo and a lift ticket to Park City Mountain Resort. Race day begins at 8 a.m.

About National Ability Center The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the largest in the country to provide recreational and sports opportunities to individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Paralympic Sports Club of USA Paralympics. Each year, the National Ability Center provides thousands of lessons in programs including skiing, horseback riding, cycling and archery. About Halti Halti began life in 1976 and has gone on to become the leading designer and manufacturer of outdoor sports and recreation equipment in Finland. Named after Finland’s highest peak, Halti has been synonymous with quality and technical innovation in the field of sporting equipment for over 30 years. Halti products have been the tested in extreme conditions by tough outdoor professionals. Halti sponsors and supplies equipment to, amongst others, some of the top names in Finnish sports including Kalle Palander and Tanja Poutiainen, International Ski Federation (FIS) officials. Products are continuously fine tuned and improved according to the feedback from these athletes and sports professionals.



Media Contact: Claire Wiley National Ability Center (435) 649-­‐3991

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