Alpine

ParaSport® Ontario is actively involved in Para-alpine and send athlete representatives to major provincial, national, and international competitions. Currently, there are five events in para-alpine skiing. These events include:

  1. Super-G
  2. Slalom
  3. Giant Slalom
  4. Super combined

Athletes with physical disabilities compete in standing and on sit-skis with modified ski poles. Athletes who are visually impaired are accompanied by a guide skier.

The physical requirements for para-alpine skiers are quite demanding. Athletes must possess high levels of strength and agility while maintaining and often exceeding speeds of 100km/hour. Athlete positions and standings are based upon the fastest time. Missing a gate will disqualify a competitors run.