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IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup
Adaptive Sports Athletes from across the world will be here for the International Paralympic Nordic Skiing World Cup. Spectators will be able to watch these amazing athletes who are visually impaired, athletes who are missing limbs, and athletes that are wheel chair bound competing in cross country skiing and biathalon events. Some of these athletes have been wounded in combat while serving their countries, some were born with their disabilities and some disabled from accidents. Visually impaired athletes ski with a guide who skis 15 feet in front of the athlete, as a turn, incline or other competitor approaches, the guide alerts the athlete by shouting the direction to ski. Athletes who have lost their lower limbs ski on specially adaptive sit skis. Athletes who have lost their upper limbs compete in the biathalon by using specially adaptive rifles that allow them to aim, fire and reload using only their chins. It will be awe-inspiring to watch these athletes who have faced so much adversity compete at the highest international level.
Dining: Near IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup