Going fast, racing your friends, racing the clock, racing world cup and racing the olympics.

PARA-SNOWBOARD COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

CADS,in partnership with Canada snowboard, has created the Para-Snowboard Program; a program designed for individuals with disabilities.

The three levels of programming, LEARN, TRAIN and WIN, promote the skill development and set the foundation of fundamental snowboarding skills required for both competitive and recreational snowboarding. Contact for Para-Snowboard Program: Kim Krahulec – para@canadasnowboard.ca

PARA-ALPINE COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

It’s about speed: electrifying, breathtaking speed.

Slalom and giant slalom were the only two alpine events at the first Paralympic Winter Games, held in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, in 1976. Today, athletes with a physical disability compete in all five alpine events: downhill, super combined, super-G, slalom and giant slalom, and use some of the same venues as the women’s World Cup circuit.

Para-alpine skiing has three main classification categories: visually impaired, standing and sitting. Male and female athletes with a physical disability such as a spinal-cord injury, cerebral palsy, amputation and visual impairment compete within these categories. Contact for Para-alpine program: mnewton@alpinecanada.org

See the categories and disciplines on the Alpine Canada website.