2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships
|2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships|
|Host city||Sestriere, Italy|
|Dates||January 14 – 23|
|2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships
Skiers competed in sitting, standing or visually impaired classification categories in Downhill, Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined and Team events.
Over 130 skiers competed, including German multiple-Paralympic medalist Gerd Schönfelder, who competed in classification-category standing events.
The internet-TV channel ParalympicSport.TV, owned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) broadcasted daily live coverage of the Championships, from January 18–23, also available after the Championships as Video on Demand (VOD). They also added some interview clips to their YouTube channel.
Opening ceremony 
On January 15, the opening ceremony was held at the Palazzetto dello Sport in the town square of Sestriere, and included a series of performances by three dance couples. The dancers were to represent the people of the region. Among the dignitaries in attendance was the IPC President Sir Philip Craven.
Medal winners 
The men's events and the women's events were held at Kandahar Banchetta Giovanni N., in Sestriere. Visually impaired skiers compete with the help of a sighted guide. The skier with the visual impairment and the guide are considered a team, and dual medals are awarded.
|Nations team event
|Jan 23||Open|| France
Guide: Gregory Nouhaud,
Guide: Natalia Subrtova,
Guide: Dusan Simo,
Guide: Lubos Bosela.
Medals table 
Participating nations 
Over 130 participants from 23 nations competed.
Skiers compete in sitting, standing or visually impaired events, after what classification of disability they have.
- LW2 – single leg amputation above the knee
- LW3 – double leg amputation below the knee, mild cerebral palsy, or equivalent impairment
- LW4 – single leg amputation below the knee
- LW5/7 – double arm amputation
- LW6/8 – single arm amputation
- LW9 – amputation or equivalent impairment of one arm and one leg
- LW 10 – paraplegia with no or some upper abdominal function and no functional sitting balance
- LW 11 – paraplegia with fair functional sitting balance
- LW 12 – double leg amputation above the knees, or paraplegia with some leg function and good sitting balance
- Visually impaired
- B1 – no functional vision
- B2 – up to ca 3–5% functional vision
- B3 – under 10% functional vision
See also 
- 11 Countries Medal in Slalom at World Championships, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), January 20, 2011
- 50 Days to Alpine World Champs in Sestriere, IPC Alpine Skiing, November 26, 2010
- ParalympicSport.TV to Broadcast Live Coverage of Athletics World Champs, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), January 14, 2011
- Opening Ceremony in Sestriere Kicks off World Champs, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), January 15, 2011
- Visually impaired skiers put fate in guide's hands, thestar.com, March 13, 2010
- Medal Standings 23 Jan 2011, IPC Athletics