Alpine skiing is suitable for those who either want to have a pleasant nature experience or compete in a fast-paced sport.
About the training
You can go fast or calm, choose based on what you like. You can go standing or sitting and if you have a visual impairment you can go with a companion.
Target group for the activity
… has some form of mobility impairment, visual impairment or intellectual disability. There are different types of equipment that will help you adapt the ride based on your own conditions, and if you have impaired vision you can ride with a companion. Talk to the association about what you need and what works for you.
It is possible to ride both with or without a prosthesis.
- If you like to compete, it is about going down the hill as fast as possible, through a certain number of “gates”.
- There are five different disciplines in alpine skiing: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and super combination.
Alpine skis & poles.
- If you have a movement impairment in the lower body, you can use a so-called sitski or biski. They look like a chair on top of a ski. Instead of poles, you use two smaller “skis” called crutches.
- If you have impaired vision, you have a companion who will help you find your way down the hill.