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Alpine Achievement: A Chronicle of the United States Disabled Ski Team

Batcheller, Lori J.

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ISBN 10: 0759684545 / ISBN 13: 9780759684546
Published by 1stBooks, 2002
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xviii, 188 p. Illustrations. Glossary. Suggestions for Further Reading Foreword by Picabo Street. This is the first book to fully cover the sport of disabled alpine skiing--a sport which offered people with disabilities the opportunity to gain mastery over their bodies again and enjoy the thrill and excitement of sport and at times the chance to ske alongside their ablebodied contemporaries. This work covers the history of disabled skiing from its start after the end of the Second World War to the start of the 21st century, when it had become not only a recreational pastime but a highly competitive sport. Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Cover has some wear and soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 65771

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Title: Alpine Achievement: A Chronicle of the ...

Publisher: 1stBooks

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Trade paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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Alpine Achievement is the first and only book to fully cover the sport of disabled alpine skiing—a sport that offers people with disabilities an opportunity to gain mastery over their bodies and enjoy the thrill and excitement of skiing alongside their able-bodied counterparts.

The book chronicles the history of disabled skiing from its beginnings in post World War II Europe to its current status as both a recreational and elite competitive sport. The reader will learn how members of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team overcame their physical disabilities to become elite athletes on the number one disabled ski team in the world. The author also covers the evolution of adaptive equipment and the scoring and classification system used in disabled ski racing.

Combined with an extensive appendix listing ski areas offering adaptive skiing, equipment manufacturers, and resources, Alpine Achievement is a must read for ski enthusiasts, rehab professionals, people with disabilities, and anyone interested in supporting disabled skiing as a volunteer, spectator, or behind-the-scenes fan.

A portion of every sale directly supports a member of the USDST.

About the Author:

Lori Batcheller grew up skiing with her family in New England. After receiving her master's degree in physical therapy, she moved to Colorado where she served as a volunteer for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Program. She later received her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Colorado in Boulder. In addition to writing for newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, Batcheller is the author of Journey to Health: Writing Your Way to Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-being and teaches journal writing workshops to foster creativity and health.

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