Alpine Skiing


Park City, UT



Danelle Umstead

Path to the #AdaptiveNation:

When I was searching for a home in summer 2006 went to a lady’s house to possibly rent it – She happened to be an NAC board member. The home was not a match for me, but she shared something more valuable. She told me about the NAC and the competition program for alpine skiing. It was at the NAC my dream hatched. Even though I have trained with other programs on and off, NAC is my home and since I started my journey here … I intend to retire as a NAC athlete for life. I love Park City and the whole community that supports us as NAC athletes.

Fun Fact:

I was the first-ever blind contestant on Dancing With The Stars (Season 27 in 2018). I am process of writing memoir. My passion is in helping and inspiring others. I am a motivational speaker all over the world. I guess you can say I am a jack of all trades …


2022 Paralympic Games.

Lucky Charm:

My guide, Rob is my lucky charm. We can do anything together. Music also motivates me and I have a song for everything … even races


Rise Up, Scars To Your Beautiful, Fight Song

When she’s not on the ski hill, Danelle is:

Doing pilates, and hanging with family and friends.



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