Dr. Sarah E. Billmeier brought beauty, grace and skill to the world of skiing at a young age. Her hard work and determination earned her a place on the US Disabled Ski Team (alpine) in 1991. During her time as a ski team member Sarah earned 13 Paralympic medals, 8 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze. She competed in Paralympic Games in Albertsville, France 1992, Lillehammer, Norway 1994, Nagano, Japan 1998 and Salt Lake City, USA 2002. Sarah was also a 6 time World Champion, competing in Lech, Austria 1996 and Anzere, Switzerland 2000.
Sarah’s commitment to her fellow athletes is evident in her willingness to serve as a USA athlete representative, a Paralympic athlete representative, an athlete service coordinator and on a wide variety of additional committees from 1991-2006.
She was named to the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and The National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2000 she was named the US Olympic Committee Skier of the Year.
Sarah’s perseverance and commitment extended far beyond her athletic career. In 1995 Sarah entered Dartmouth College earning a BA in biology. In 2002 she continued her studies at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sarah Billmeier is presently a resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.