Alpine Skiing

Video released to celebrate inaugural IPC European Para Snow Sport Youth Circuit

By Paul Osborne

The inaugural IPC European Para Snow Sport Youth Circuit has been celebrated with a video release ©Marcus Hartmann/IPCA video has been released by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing celebrating the success of the inaugural IPC European Para Snow Sport Youth Circuit.

First Paralympic snowboard champion Mentel-Spee to defend title at Pyeongchang 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

Bibian Mentel-Spee will be 45 when she takes to the slopes in Pyeongchang to defend her Paralympic title ©AFP/Getty ImagesDutchwoman Bibian Mentel-Spee, winner of the first ever Winter Paralympic snowboard competition at Sochi 2014, has announced she will defend her title in four years' time.

Para-snowboarding pioneer announces retirement

By Duncan Mackay

Canada's Tyler Mosher has announced his retirement after helping get snowboarding on the Paralympic programme ©Getty ImagesCanada's Tyler Mosher has announced his retirement from competitive sport after achieving his goal of getting snowboarding on the programme for the Paralympics at Scohi 2014. 

New slalom Para-snowboard event to be pioneered after successful Sochi debut

By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to increase the number of Para-snowboard events following a successful debut at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Plans are in place to introduce a new slalom snowboarding discipline to the Paralympic programme following the successful debut of the sport at Sochi 2014.

Strong leads Shea and Gabel at Snowboard Cross National Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 9 - Evan Strong was crowned US national champion at Copper Mountain today ©Getty Images Evan Strong took gold at the US Paralympics Snowboard Cross National Championships today finishing ahead of rivals Mike Shea and Keith Gabel in a repeat of the podium placings at Sochi 2014. 

Finland's Matti Suur-Hamari named February's IPC Athlete of the Month

By Paul Osborne

Matti Suur-Hamari has been voted IPC Athlete of the Month for February ©MattiSuur-HamariMarch 6 - Finnish snowboarder Matti Suur-Hamari has been voted the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Athlete of the Month for February.

Australian pays tribute to dead team-mate with victory in IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

By Paul Osborne

Australia's Toby Kane paid a perfect tribute to his team-mate Matthew Robinson with victory in the super-combined event at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals ©Getty ImagesFebruary 26 - Australian Toby Kane paid the perfect tribute to his snowboarding team-mate Matthew Robinson today as he secured a stunning victory in the super-combined event on the final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Tarvisio, Italy.

Dominant start for Russian skiers at IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals

By Paul Osborne

Inga Medvedeva struck twice at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals, winning her opening two races in Italy ©Getty ImagesFebruary 25 - Russian Alpine skiers Aleksandra Frantceva and Inga Medvedeva have peaked at the perfect time in their bid for Paralympic glory, each taking two victories on the opening day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup finals just two weeks before the Games.

Para-snowboarder Robinson dies en route to Melbourne

By Gary Anderson

February 21 - Matthew Robinson ©APCAustralian Para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson has tragically died during a specially arranged flight home to Melbourne after he underwent surgery on serious neck and spinal injuries in a Barcelona hospital last week.
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