World Para Alpine Skiing Championships

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Alexandr Alyabyev of Russia. 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships at La Molina in Spain. Day 2 of competition. Super-G final.

The World Para Alpine Skiing Championships, known before the 2017 edition as the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, along with the Winter Paralympic Games, are the most prestigious level of international competition in Paralympic alpine skiing. First held in 1974, the World Championships have been held every four years (even-numbered non-Paralympic years) from 198? to 2004; beginning in 2009, they have been held every other year, in odd-numbered years.

The change from holding the World Championships every four years to every two was originally set to happen in 2007. The 2007 edition was slated for Klosters, Switzerland, but organizers withdrew their bid in early 2006, citing a lack of funding. The International Paralympic Committee initially attempted to find a replacement host for the 2007 Championships but in April decided to cancel the event entirely.

On 30 November 2016, the IPC, which serves as the international governing body for Alpine skiing involving competitors with disabilities, adopted the "World Para" branding for the committees that govern all disability sports for which it serves as the international federation. Accordingly, IPC world championship events in Alpine skiing have since been known as "World Para Alpine Skiing Championships".[1]


Year Place Country Event Notes
1972 Courchevel  France World Winter Games not an official World Championships
1974 Le Grand-Bornand  France Skiing World Championships 1st, featured alpine (downhill) and Nordic (cross-country) skiing,[2][3] held by the International Sports Organisation for Disabled (ISOD)[4][5]
1978  [[|]] [6]
1982 Alpes Vaudoise   Switzerland 1982 Disabled Alpine World Championships [4][7][3]
1986 Sälen  Sweden 1986 World Disabled Ski Championships [5] 3rd [4]
1990 Winter Park, Colorado  USA 1990 Disabled Alpine World Championships [5][8]
1996 Lech  Austria 1996 Disabled Alpine World Championships [5]
2000 Anzère   Switzerland 2000 World Ski Championships for Disabled 6th[9] first time the world championships for alpine and Nordic skiing were held at the same time and hosted by the same Organizing Committee, 23 nations, 500+ athletes [5] [10][11][12]
2004 Wildschönau  Austria 2004 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships
2007 Klosters   Switzerland Cancelled
2009 Pyeongchang  South Korea 2009 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships
2011 Sestriere  Italy 2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships
2013 La Molina  Spain 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships [13]
2015 Panorama Mountain Village  Canada 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships [14]
2017 Tarvisio  Italy 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships [15]
2019 Sella Nevea/Kranjska Gora  Italy/ Slovenia 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships [16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The IPC to rebrand the 10 sports it acts as International Federation for" (Press release). International Paralympic Committee. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ Athens Education Material - Paralympic Games - From 1960 to 2004 Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine, Malaysian Paralympic Council
  3. ^ Winter Paralympic History,
  4. ^ a b Paralympic Winter Sports Programme Build-up Archived 2010-07-07 at the Wayback Machine, The Paralympian 1/2002, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  5. ^ a b c d History of the New Zealand Disabled Ski Team,
  6. ^ Blind Skier Gets His Kicks On The Slopes., The Leader-Post - Apr 12, 1977
  7. ^ Canadian disabled team shines at winter games, The Vancouver Sun - Mar 15, 1982]
  8. ^ Record-Journal - Apr 14, 1989, Google News Archive Search
  9. ^ Winter Sports Celebrate New World Champions, The Paralympian 2/2000, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  10. ^ 6th World Ski Championships for the Disabled,
  11. ^ Results Alpine Skiing (Anzère), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), (archived, Wayback Machine)
  12. ^ Disabled 2000 The Will to Win[dead link],, Ski - November 1, 1999
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ Panorama 2015
  15. ^ [2]
  16. ^ "Sella Nevea/Kranjska Gora - 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships".

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