Alpine Skiing

"Imagine racing down a snowy mountain at speeds of around 80mph..."

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Disability Snowsport UK - What We Do

Imagine racing down a snowy mountain at speeds of around 80mph – that is what Alpine Skiing is all about.

Alpine Skiing is a rapidly growing sport, currently practiced in around 40 countries of the world. Included in the Paralympic programme since the first Winter Games at Örnsköldsvik 1976, Sweden, Alpine Skiing is open to male and female athletes with physical or visual impairments at an elite level.

Athletes with a learning disability can play the sport at a grassroots level.  

 
 Alpine Skiing events include: 

  • Downhill: a race down a long, steep hill with various gates as checkpoints
  • Slalom: two runs on separate days and a high number of gates
  • Giant Slalom like Slalom but a longer course with fewer gates

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