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Melanie Schwartz - Paralympic Alpine Skier

US Women Earned the 2016 Nation's Cup

The women on the American earned the Nation's Cup for a successful season of World Cup races. Five American athletes and two guides earned more World Cup points over a season of 17 races than the women from any other country.

US Paralympics Article about women winning the 2016 nations cup

Melanie in the Aspen Daily News Again

An article about Melanie and her teammates gearing up for World Cup finals made the front page of the Aspen Daily News on February 21, 2016. Read "The Big Show is Hosted on Home Snow" online or in PDF format.

Aspen Daily News Article about World Cup Finals

Melanie in the Aspen Daily News

A photo of Melanie skiing in the 2016 US Speed Nationals on Buttermilk mountain was featered on the third page of the Aspen Daily News on February 16, 2016. Thanks to photographer Jordan Curet for capturing the moment.

photo of Melanie skiing

Melanie Schwartz named to the 2015-2016 US Paralympics Alpine Team!

Here is the official announcement. Melanie is very excited for her fourth year with the American team!

Adecco Athlete Spotlight on Melanie Schwartz

Read about Melanie's journey to work at Ignite through the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Athlete Career and Education Program here.

Adecco Article about Melanie Schwartz

Melanie Schwartz named to the 2014-2015 US Paralympics Alpine Team!

Here is the official announcement Melanie is very excited for her third year with the American team!

Melanie Schwartz Featured on Aspen Public Radio, March 2014

Melanie was interviewed during speed nationals in Aspen. Read or listen to the story by clicking here.

USOC article about Melanie Schwartz and Jasmin Bambur, February 2014

An interesting article about Melanie and her teammate Jasmin Bambur, both of whom competed in the 2010 Paralympics for other courtries and are heading to Sochi with the American team.

Melanie named to the 2014 US Paralympic Team, February 2014

The alpine team representing the US at the Pararlympics has been announced. Melanie is honored to be selected to compete at the highest level. Read the official announcement for all the details.

Melanie appears in United Airlines Commercial

Melanie is pleased to share the launch of United Airlines' Athletes Aboard campaign. Here is an article about the campaign and the commercial itself. Enjoy!



Double Golds at the Winter Park NorAm, January 2014

Melanie contributed 2 gold medals to the American haul at the Winter Park NorAm race. Read this article for more information.

Medals at the Copper Mountain NorAm, December 2013

Melanie earned 2 medals at the Copper Mountain NorAm last week. Read all about it in articles from December 12th and December 10th

AVSC Adaptive Program's Plea For Help

Take a look at the AVSC (Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club) Adaptive Program's promotional video which features Melanie and her teammates.

AVSC Logo

Some fun facts about Melanie

Check out this interesting article about Melanie, courtesy of US Paralympics.

News from the 2013 Southern Hemisphere World Cup Races

Here is the official word on Melanie's Slalom victory from the various UK publications:
Daily Mail
The Times of London
London Evening Standard

And find out more about team USA's overall performance through the series of races in this great article.

Melanie Schwartz named to the 2013-2014 US Paralympics Alpine Team!

Here is the official announcement. Melanie is very excited for her second year with the American team!

New Sponsor: CAS (Convergence Acceleration Solutions) Group

Thanks to CAS Group for becoming Melanie's head sponsor. CAS Group is making it possible for Melanie to be a full-time athlete year round for the first time. Their support enables her to fully focus on training, racing and allows Melanie to acheive her full potential as a skier. The CAS Group works on large scale transformation projects in Cable & Telecommunications. Melanie is thrilled with this new partnership because it relates to her second career in Computer Science.

CAS Group logo


Article in Aspen Times

Click here to read an article about Melanie and her Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club teammates racing at the 2013 speed Nor Am in Kimberley, BC.

Melanie Schwartz named to the 2012-2013 US Paralympics Ski Team!

Here is the official announcement. Melanie is very excited for this new phase in her ski career, check out her blog for more info.

As Far As I Can Go Trailer

As Far As I Can Go is a documentary about Melanie created by Jon Izma. The film chronicles Melanie's journey to the Paralympics.Melanie's fans are eagarly anticipating its completion. If you are interested in learning more about the documentary, or sponsoring its creation, please . Enjoy the trailer!




Melanie T-Shirts

Now is the time to show your support by purchasing a T-shirt featuring Melanie from Navigate Apparel.
$10 from every shirt will be donated to the Ontario Track 3 Ski Association.

Photos of womens and mens T-shirts

Article in Inside Toronto

Click here to read an article about Melanie which was published in Inside Toronto newspaper March 17th 2010.

Article in Canadian Jewish News

Click here to read an article about Melanie which was published in the Canadian Jewish News on March 11th 2010.

Canadian Athletes Now Fund

Melanie recived funding from the Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CanFund) which is a not-for-profit organization devoted solely to raising funds and awareness for Canada's athletes. Melanie is thrilled to have CanFund supporting her athletic dreams. You can see her CanFund profile online.

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Torchbearing Article From Collingwood

Click here to read an article about the Olympic Torch relay and Melanie's role in carrying the torch in December 2009.