On January 5-7th, 2007 at the Park Mountain Resort, the National Ability Center will host the 20th Annual Huntsman Cup. The Huntsman Cup is one of the nation’s leading disabled ski-racing events, bringing together a highly competitive field of racers from across the country and world. About 100 competitors are expected to participate and will utilize mono-skis, outriggers and other adapted equipment as they race for the fastest times three events, two of Giant Slalom and one Slalom event. Members of the United States Disabled Ski Team, the strongest disabled ski team in the world, and other experienced racers from the US will give spectators a weekend of intense and exciting ski racing. Members from the Canadian National Team, Australian National Team and other international team representatives are also expected. The Huntsman Cup takes place on the same race course used during the 2002 Winter Olympics for the Giant Slalom events.
The Huntsman Cup always plays an important role in the selection process for naming the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. It is also a FIS-NORAM race and a point qualifier for the Disabled World Cup and U.S. National Disabled Championships.
In addition to the Huntsman Cup the National Ability Center is also introducing the Chris Waddell Training Camp January 3- 4, 2007. This two day training camp will feature rigorous on the slope training with a professional coaching staff featuring Chris Waddell. Chris is a four time Paralympic skier and holds the record for having more Paralympic medals (12) than any other male skier.