The Genesis of Mikaela Shiffrin: U.S. Alpine Skier & Olympic Gold Medalist | NowThis

Mikaela Shiffrin is already one of the best skiers in history, and she’s only 22. Shiffrin’s family bounced around during her childhood. She was born in Colorado, moved to New Hampshire at the age of 8, and then returned to Colorado as a teen. She also attended middle school in Continue Reading

Paralympic Skier Stephanie Jallen Tells Her Powerful Story | Start Your Impossible | NowThis

My entire childhood life I hopped around, which is where I got my nickname ‘hopper’ from my father. I was born with a very rare birth defect that affected only the left side of my body. I can only use properly the right side of my body. My left leg Continue Reading

Paralympic Skiing: How The Monoski Works | Start Your Impossible | NowThis

When it comes to a sit ski, the sit ski is our legs. It’s the way, you know, we get from the top of the hill to the bottom of the hill. We go off jumps, we manage terrain, we do everything with the ski ski, and the shock needs Continue Reading

Here’s How These Blind Paralympian Skiers Rule the Slopes | Start Your Impossible | NowThis

I just kind of take everything that was running through my head, and I say it out loud. So you know I talk about terrain, if I’m coming on to a steeper pitch, or onto a flat, if there’s a change in the hill. I just verbalize that. If my Continue Reading