Sports Summary

Para-Snowboard was added to the Paralympic Winter Program in 2012 by the International Paralympic Committee. The sport made its first appearance at the Paralympic Games at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Paralympic competition is open to male and female athletes with a physical impairment such as spinal injury or nerve damage, cerebral palsy or acquired brain injury, limb loss and other similar conditions. Athletes compete in standing classes based on their functional ability.

Links

Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA)

IPC Alpine Skiing

Events & Disciplines

Para-Snowboard competitions are run as a time trial (also known as “sling shot”) format on a Snowboard Cross (SBX) course. Each rider performs three timed runs, with only one rider on the course at a time.  A results calculation system allows athletes to compete against each other. Athletes with upper limb impairments (SB-UL) compete together and athletes with lower limb impairments (SB-LL1 and SB-LL2) compete together for medals and placings.

Classification

Who is eligible for Para Snowboard? Athletes with a physical impairment (such as limb loss or limb deficiency, spinal cord injury, nerve damage, cerebral palsy).

What are the classes?  Athletes with a physical impairment compete in classes: SB-LL-1, SB-LL-2 or SB-UL.

How do I get a classification? Request a classification using the Get Classified form.

Classification Masterlist: See below for the National Para Snowboard Classification Masterlist. This list includes athletes who have been nationally or internationally classified as per IPC Classification Rules or APC Classification Policy.

Australian Snowboard Classification Masterlist May 2015 pdf

Rules & Equipment

Athletes use equipment that is adapted to their needs.

Ben Tudhope

Ben Tudhope

Snowboarding

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Joany Badenhorst

Joany Badenhorst

Snowboarding

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Trent Milton

Trent Milton

Snowboarding

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Meet the 2016 Paralympic Snowboarding Team

For further information about this sport and how to get involved please contact the National or your State Federation below

Ski & Snowboard Australia
skiandsnowboard.org.au

Disabled Winter Sport Australia
disabledwintersport.com.au