What are the classes?
B1-B3: Athletes with a visual impairment are classified into three classes, according to their degree of vision loss. The lower the number the higher the level of vision loss, B1 is for athletes with no sight, B2 athletes have limited sight and B3 athletes who are legally blind.
LW 1-9: Athletes with a physical impairment (including cerebral palsy, limb loss or deficiency, spinal cord or nerve damage) are classified dependant on their functionality. All athletes ski standing and may use modified equipment, such as outriggers.
LW 10-12: Athletes with a physical impairment (including spinal cord damage or limb loss or deficiency) ski sitting down, using specially designed skis.
Request a classification using the Get classified form.
View further resources below:
– Fact sheet detailing further information about Alpine Skiing classification.