What is Para Snowboarding?
Para Snowboard is practised worldwide and features three disciplines: snowboard-cross, banked slalom and giant slalom. Athletes combine speed and agility while racing down courses as fast as possible.
Who Can Take Part?
Competition includes male and female athletes with a physical impairment such as spinal injury, cerebral palsy and amputation. Snowboarders use equipment that is adapted to their needs including snowboard and orthopaedic aids.
Athletes compete in three categories based on their functional ability – SB-LL1 and SB-LL2 for lower-limb impaired athletes and SB-UL for upper-limb impaired athletes.
World Para Snowboard
World Para Snowboard are a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and are the governing body for para snowboarding.