IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in St. Moritz
From the 2nd to 5th February 2015 the best disabled ski racers in the world will compete in St. Moritz in the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup. This last showdown prior to the World Championships in Panorama (Canada) promises to be an exciting and closely contested event.
In two Giant Slaloms (2nd & 3rd February), and two Slaloms (4th & 5th February), the Swiss will be competing to justify their status as event favourites. Racers will compete in the categories "Sitting", "Standing", and "Visually Impaired". The performances by these top athletes is impressive - just think of your last ski-run in fog - somewhat difficult? The blind athletes rely totally on their instincts and the directions of their guides. In the "standing" category, competitors are often skiing on just one leg, and in the Ski-Bob (Sit-skis) class, the racers almost lay their sit-skis on the snow so as to turn as close as possible to the pole markers.
Amateur Skiers to compete against the top disabled athletes.
PluSport is organizing a parallel Slalom at Salastrains on 1st February 2015, in which recreational skiers will have the unique opportunity to compete against the top disabled athletes. The piste will be specially prepared for amateur skiers, with a special timing calculation to allow an adjustment to enable a comparison between the disabled and able-bodied skiers. An attractive supporting program including "personal experience" activities will complete this exciting day. Skiers who make a spontaneous decision to participate will have the opportunity to register at the Start up to one hour before the event.
Sunday, 1st February:
- 9.30 am - Start of PluSport Parallel Challenge
- 4.30 pm - Prize Presentation of the PluSport Parallel Challenge, and Opening Ceremony of the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup (with Apéritif) in the town centre of St. Moritz, with Meet & Greet of the international Ski-Stars
Monday, 2nd February, until Thursday, 5th February:
- Giant Slalom on Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd February, with the 1st Run starting at 10.00 am, Lunch at 11.45 am in the Finish Building, and the 2nd Run at 1.00 pm, followed by the Prize Presentation in the Finish area.
- Slalom on Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th February, with the 1st Run at 10.00 am, Lunch at 11.45 am in the Finish Building, and the 2nd Run at 1.00 pm followed by the Prize Presentation in the Finish area.