17129-Katrina Schaber photo

Katrina Schaber

Alpine Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Carlsbad, CA, USA
Athlete, Student
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She experienced skiing for the first time at age four during a family holiday at the Alta Sierra Ski Resort in California, United States of America. At age 11 she tried adaptive skiing at a ski camp in Colorado for children with cerebral palsy.
Why this sport?
While on a holiday at the Breckenridge Ski resort in Colorado, United States of America, she took group lessons but became frustrated after experiencing initial difficulty. She later got involved in the resort's adaptive ski school after seeing other children with an impairment learning how to ski.
Club / Team
National Sports Center for the Disabled [NSCD]: Winter Park, CO, USA
Training Regime
She trains at the National Sports Center for the Disabled [NSCD] in Winter Park, CO, United States of America.

International debut

Competing for
United States
World Cup
Copper Mountain, CO, USA

General interest

Kat (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Rock climbing, surfing, hiking, horse back riding, playing with her pet cat and dog, reading. (Facebook page, 29 Sep 2018)
In August 2017 she fractured the fibula bone in her leg while skiing in Mount Hood, OR, United States of America. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I believe that it's very important to inspire others with my story. The more people who hear it, the more I can inspire them to think outside the box of what they believe they can do." (, 09 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
She has been presented with the Life without Limits Award and the Richard Sandberg Award by United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego in the United States of America. (, 29 Sep 2014)
Famous relatives
Her sister Angelina has competed in volleyball at national level in the United States of America. (, 09 Feb 2018;, 01 Jan 2015)
To become a high school history teacher. (, 09 Feb 2018)
At age eight she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. "The worst day of my life was the day I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Now I realise it was a blessing because I never would have been able to do this [sport] and meet such wonderful people from all over the world." (, 21 May 2012)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-08 10
Women's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 8