“Being named to the U.S. Paralympic Development Team is super exciting news for me and gets me that much closer to my goals as a skier,” said Zutter.
“Entering my third season this winter, I hope to qualify for the World Cup in PyeongChang, Korea because it would be an amazing opportunity to preview the course that will be used in the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games the following year which I hope to qualify for as well.”
“Im excited to up the intensity of my summer training in order to make the gains necessary to accomplish the big goals I have for the upcoming seasons.”
This past season Mia traveled to Germany with the U.S. Paralympic Team in Finsterau, Germany, which hosted a Paralympic World Cup in February.
During these races, Mia competed in rookie races, was classified internationally as a visually impaired athlete and skied in her first World Cup races. Because of her strong results in the World Cup races, she was considered for the U.S. Paralympic Development Team.
“We are really excited to have Mia a part of the Development Team, said U.S. Paralympic Nordic Skiing Head Coach, John Farra. “She showed a lot of excitement and potential in racing and competing at the World Cup level. We are looking forward to seeing her improve and eventually skiing on the National Team.”
She also attended the Paralympic Team’s spring training camp in Bend, Oregon in May.
Mia began skiing with CXC two years ago and has worked hard to achieve her goals as a visually impaired skier. Mia will be a senior next year and also skis for the MadNorSki East Team coached by Chris Pappathopoulos and Pam Schneider.