There have been a lot of changes in the Para skiing world with the FIS becoming the new governing body for the various Para ski sports over the last few months. The general theme is to integrate Para and non-Para athletes as much as possible. At NENSA, we have been paying attention to this development and have been encouraging local event organizers to offer Para clinics and races in conjunction with other events they already doing. The more conversations we have had, the more it has become obvious that we need a central resources page for our region. Today we are unveiling this page (click here for the link), which includes information on organizations, events, tools, and some great skiers to follow on social media.
A big thank you to the staff of U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing for been very helpful compiling resources and creating opportunities. We want to encourage anyone with a Para athlete in their life to reach out to our regional and/or national partners for opportunities to become involved or to better support this amazing group of skiers!
Para Nordic Intro Clinic at the Weston Ski Track
The Weston Ski Track and New England Adaptive Sports are coming together to host a Para Nordic clinic for sit, standing and visually impaired athletes. US Para Nordic coaches and athletes will be on site as well to help introduce new skiers to the sport of Para Nordic Skiing. It is a one day clinic on January 27th. The goal of the clinic is to provide an opportunity to new people in the Northeast to come and try Para Nordic skiing. Click here for more details.