Paralympian Alana Nichols makes history with first adaptive ski descent of Silverton Mountain

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Paralympian Alana Nichols makes history with first adaptive ski descent of Silverton Mountain

Adaptive skier makes historic first sit-ski descent

Alana Nichols is first paralympian to descend Silverton Mountain. She is training to compete in the Summer Olympics as a kayaker.

Alana Nichols career highlights

Alpine Skiing
2009: U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championships, first in downhill and Super-G.
2010: Paralympic Winter Games, gold in downhill and giant slalom, silver in super-G, bronze super combined.
2011: IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, first in downhill and super-G; paralympic Athlete of the Year.
2014: Paralympic Winter Games, silver in downhill, fourth in giant slalom.
Paracanoe
2015: ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup 2, bronze in KL2 women’s 200 meter; ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships, ninth in KL2 women’s 200 meter.
Wheelchair Basketball
2008: Paralympic Games, first.
2011: Colorado SportsWoman of the Year.
2012: Paralympic Games, first.
Other
2016: First adaptive ski descent of Silverton Mountain
Three-time ESPY Award nominee.
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