Gunstock to Host Premiere Ski Race for Disabled Skiers

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 12 2007 - 08:46 AM

GILFORD, New Hampshire — Gunstock Mountain Resort is proud to host the first New England based event of the 2007 Diana Golden Cup race series on Sunday, Jan 21, 2007. Honoring disabled champion Diana Golden, named Golden Cup “US Skier of the Year” by Ski Magazine and a member of the US National Ski Hall of Fame, the nationwide program introduces, encourages, and promotes ski racing for disabled skiers of all ages, abilities, and expertise, Prior racing experience is neither expected nor required.

The goal of the Golden Cup series is to offer disabled skiers entry-level competition as well as opportunities to improve technique and enhance confidence. In order to make the racing competitive between people with varying abilities and disabilities, each participant??в„ўs finish times are “factored” according to the racer??в„ўs disability classification. USSA points are not awarded in this series and a USSA (US Ski Assoc.) competitor??в„ўs license is not required. Helmets must be worn by all racers.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Adaptive Learning Center, and the $45.00 fee includes lunch and an all-day lift ticket. Lunch will be a BBQ Hamburgers and Hotdogs at 12 followed by the famous Gunstock Smore’s dessert. For further information call 603-293-4341 X 165 or [email][/email]

Gunstock Mountain Resort, in the heart of New Hampshire, located in Gilford, New Hampshire, with incredible views and great skiing, riding, cross country, and New Hampshire??в„ўs Longest Tubing Hill. Check out all of the events at .or call 1-800-GUNSTOCK.

Gunstock, is one of the state??в„ўs largest recreation areas. The first ski area in New England to have a chairlift, Gunstock boasts 1400 feet of vertical, over 220 acres of skiing, and 300 campsites during the summer, spectacular views of the Lake Winnipesaukee at every turn. It is also the host of major events such as the HillClimb during Laconia Bike week, The Laconia Nationals, RibFest, CraftFest, Soulfest, and the TimberMan Triathlon.