Canadian riders collect five medals at Big White para-snowboard World Cup

Michelle Salt - bronze

Michelle Salt led the Canadian medal charge at the Big White, B.C. para-snowboard World Cup this past weekend with two bronze and a silver while Alex Massie of Barrie, Ont., and Andrew Genge of Toronto each posted third-place finishes.

Results from Big White IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup- Banked Slalom

2015 IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup

The final day of World Cup Para-Snowboard racing at Big White Ski Resort wrapped up Monday with Banked Slalom. Banked Slalom is similar to Ski Slalom, but is raced on a course that features banked turns and rolling terrain.

Results from Big White IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup

2015 IPC Para-snowboard world cup

The first day of IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup competition at Big White Ski Resort featured head to head racing on the Snowboardcross (SBX) track in TELUS Park.

IPC Para-snowboard World Cup, Big White BC, January 17 - 19, 2015

For the third consecutive year, Big White Ski Resort will host the IPC Para-snowboard World Cup, from January 17th to the 19th, 2015. This is the first event in Canada following the sport’s debut in the Sochi 2014 Paralympics.

John Leslie

IPC Para-Snowboard World Championships

Tyler Mosher
Event on: 23 February 2015
Event on: February 23, 2015

Event Information:

La Molina, Spain
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The 2015 IPC Para-Snowboard World Championships will be the first time a para-snowboard World Championships has been held under the governance of IPC Alpine Skiing.

Around 80 athletes from 20 countries will travel to La Molina, Spain, for the biggest gathering of riders since para-snowboard made its debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

The competition will feature athletes in two impairment groups who will compete seperately in both disciplines - lower-limb and upper-limb.

The Spanish resort of La Molina has previously hosted IPCAS Snowboard World Cups as well as the able-bodied snowboard World Championships in 2011 and the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships.

The Pyrenees mountain location was the site of Span's first ever ski-lift in 1943 and since that time the slopes have become a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Source: IPC

Photo Release and What Canada did Saturday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 15, 2014 – Saturday competition was highlighted by skiers Mac Marcoux and guide Robin Fémy capturing gold in the men’s giant slalom visually impaired division, adding to the two bronze medals they won earlier in the Games. Competition in team sports wrapped up today, with the Canadian sledge hockey team winning bronze and the wheelchair curling team winning gold.

John Leslie leads Canadian para-snowboarders in Sochi with seventh-place finish

SOCHI, RUS. (March 14, 2014) – Twenty-one-year-old John Leslie of Arnprior, Ont. paced the Canadian para-snowboard team this morning with a superb seventh-place finish, as the sport of snowboard cross made its Paralympic debut in Sochi.

Para-Snowboarders To Be Nominated To Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team

BIG WHITE, B.C., Jan. 22, 2014 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canada Snowboard will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team. 

The announcement will take place at the Awards Ceremony following competition at the 2014 IPC Para Snowboard World Cup at Big White Ski Resort.

Para Snowboard was officially added to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in May 2012 after years of effort on the part of Canada Snowboard and the snowboarding community.

Big White home base for the Canadian Para Snowboard team

VANCOUVER – Canada Snowboard announced today that Big White Ski Resort will be the official home training centre for its National Para Snowboard team heading into the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

“It’s the beginning of what we hope will be a long partnership,” said Candice Drouin, head coach of Canada’s national Para Snowboard team.  “The facilities and the courses here are outstanding. They put a lot of care into making sure everything is right for us.”