To create a new breed of disabled skiers through race training and cutting
edge teaching techniques.
To be the first disabled ski team in the East and therefore, the first
outlet for many regional skiers to advance their skill level as well as
attract skiers from around the country. The high quality of coaching and
challenging Eastern conditions will allow us to create disabled ski racers
better prepared for entrance onto the US Disabled Ski Team and
international levels of competition than our Western counterparts.
To have as its cornerstone education, rather than competition and, in doing
so, to give back to the sport of skiing by conducting race camps (two per
year) and clinics for instructors (at all cooperative New England disabled
ski programs). Through participation in these clinics, the skill levels of
instructors at these programs will markedly improve.
To provide approximately 100 days of weekly training, create a six event
Eastern Race Series at areas whose programs are members of the NEDST at LOON, as
well as bring a team to the US Nationals.
And, lastly, to insure that the East continue as a leader in disabled
skiing and instruction in the United States and as a pioneer in helping
persons with physical disabilities master the mountain and themselves
through the NEDST at LOON credo: "Any time, Any place, Any condition."
The mission of the New England Disabled Ski Team: