Alpine Achievement

A Chronicle of the United States Disabled Ski Team

by Lori J. Batcheller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/4/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9780759684546

About the Book

Alpine Achievement is the first and only book to fully cover the sport of disabled alpine skiing...a sport which 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.

Alpine Achievement 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. Readers 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 returned to school and received her master’s in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Colorado in Boulder. In addition to writing for newspapers, magazines and trade journals, Batcheller teaches journal writing workshops to foster creativity, health, and well being privately and through continuing education programs, schools, libraries, and other organizations. She can be reached at