There are just 50 days to go until skiers make their way to Arta Terme, Italy for the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup.
From 7-11 January 2011, a high number of elite athletes are expected to take part in the races, combining technical expertise and agility.
IPC Winter Sports Manager Eric Angstadt said: “It will be exciting to see athletes come back to Arta Terme in 2011 as it was the venue for the European World Cup last February and previous editions of World Cup stages that have taken place in recent years.
“The World Cup will see athletes of a high level gather in Italy, just days before the World Championships in Sestriere. I know that our athletes will be eager to return to the slopes after their success during the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.”
Arta Terme, Italy will be hosting the only IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup this season, which is certain to bring out stark competition to the slopes. Skiers will compete in both Giant Slalom and Slalom events.
The World Cup finals for the season 2009/2010 took place in Aspen, USA just days before the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics. The season saw athletes like Solene Jambaque (FRA), Gerd Schoenfelder (GER), and Alana Nichols (USA) take top places at the finals, before going on to medal at the Games.