The Utah-based National Ability Center sent an American-based training team to Seoul and PyeongChang, South Korea to conduct a training program for coaches and youth with disabilities in the sports of alpine skiing and snowboarding.
In addition to the training team, a group of 12 American youth with disabilities that are skilled skiers and snowboarders and four chaperones traveled to South Korea to join the Korean youth group and coaches to serve as role models and peer partners.
Korean ski instructors and coaches received four days of training in the various techniques of adaptive skiing and snowboarding. Following the training, Korean youth with disabilities received three days of ski or snowboard lessons from the newly trained Korean instructors with the assistance of the American team. The program took place during the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games with the group of American and South Korean participants attending the Opening Ceremonies and sports competition, in partnership Yonsei University.