The 2009/2010 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup season will soon see its final competition underway in Aspen, USA.
Taking place from 28 February – 5 March, a total of 105 athletes from 17 different countries will be competing in the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals. Presented by US Paralympics, athletes will be on the slopes of Buttermilk Mountain aiming for success in their respective events and testing their fitness and skills one last time before the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
The programme will include competitions in Downhill, Super G and Super Combined, with daily award ceremonies taking place after each day’s competition for the top three athletes in each category. The three categories include Sitting, Standing and Visually Impaired.
The IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup last year (season 2008/2009) in Whistler Creekside (CAN) saw the overall Nation Ranking won for the first time by Canada, followed by Austria and the USA.
Alpine Skiing is governed by the IPC with co-ordination by the IPC Alpine Skiing (IPCAS) Technical Committee using the IPCAS Rules and Regulations.