Para Snowboard was the latest sport added to the Winter Paralympic Games program in 2014. The lower limb impairment athletes (SB-LL) were featured at the 2014 Games in the snowboard cross event. At the 2018 and 2022 Paralympic Winter Games athletes competed in both the snowboard cross and banked slalom races.

Snowboard Cross 

During qualification, each athlete competes three runs down the course with their best run determining the final order based on ascending time. Finals consist of competitors racing in head-to-head heats. The course set up is similar to able-bodied snowboard cross events, with modifications to terrain features.

Banked slalom

Each athlete competes three runs down the course with their best run determining the final order based on ascending time. There is only one rider at a time on the course.The International Paralympic Committee is the world governing body. Canada Snowboard is the National Sport Federation.

The International Paralympic Committee  is the world governing body. Canada Snowboard is the National Sport Federation.

Classification

Para snowboard offers three sport classes. The sport is under development and with its growth the classification system will be refined gradually.

Sport Class SB-LL1: Snowboarders have a significant impairment in one leg, or a significant combined impairment in two legs. Athletes with amputations can use prosthesis during the races.

Sport Class SB-LL2: Snowboarders have an impairment in one or two legs with less activity limitation.

Sport Class SB-UL: Snowboarders have impairments of the upper limbs.

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