Shannon Bloedel, 1992 U.S. Alpine Paralympic Ski Team, Albertville, France, Silver Medal, Monoski, Giant Slalom; she started skiing in the SKIFORALL program for people with disabilities at Snoqualmie Pass; she joined the U.S. Disabled Ski Team in 1987 and medaled in several U.S. National and Canadian National Championships in the monoski division; in 1991 she won Gold Medals in both of those Championships; she was inducted into the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame in 1998.
Jim Martinson, 1992 U.S. Alpine Paralympic Ski Team, Albertville, France, Gold Medal, mono ski, Downhill; his other competitions include multiple Gold and Silver Medals in skiing including U.S. and Canadian National titles; he was inducted into the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame in 2003; his most significant contribution to skiing was his development of the first mono-ski that used a mono-shock which allowed mono-skiers to get on and off the chair lift independently.
Mark Bathum, 2010 U.S. Alpine Paralympic Ski Team, Vancouver, British Columbia, Silver Medal, downhill, visually impaired; 4th place Super Giant Slalom; 2014 U.S. Alpine Paralympic Ski Team, Sochi, Russia, two Silver Medals, super combined and super giant slalom; attended the Mission Ridge Racing Academy and skied at Alpental where his father taught skiing.
Sean Halsted, 2010 U.S. Nordic Paralympic Ski Team, Vancouver, British Columbia; 2014 U.S. Nordic Olympic Ski Team, Sochi, Russia; born in Spokane, father of 3 children. Sean was paralyzed from the waist down during a U.S. Air Force training exercise in 1998. He fell 40 feet from a hovering helicopter and shattered his L1 vertebra; he started skiing in 2005; In 2006 Sean started skiing with the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. His coach ranks him among the top adaptive cross-country skiers in the world. He had a 4th place finish in Sochi at the 2013 World Cup Championships. Sean is part of a Comcast “Local Hero” campaign in Spokane County.