British Columbia to Host 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships

By Community | February 27, 2013

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today that the Panorama resort in Canada will host the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Invermere, doctor British Columbia. 

The 2015 Championships, pill to be organised by Alpine Canada, are expected to draw 120 athletes from 24 February – 4 March 2015, and will be one of several major para-sport competitions Canada hosts in the next few years, as the nation will also hold some IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup events. 

The 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships will follow a successful 2011-12 World Cup final event at Canada’s Panorama Resort, as well as the Vancouver 2010 Games, which IPC President Sir Philip Craven described as the best Winter Games ever. 

Xavier Gonzalez, IPC Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am proud to announce Invermere as the host city for the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships following the great Paralympic Winter Games that Canada put on nearly three years ago and last year’s World Cup final.” 

“I am delighted to see winter para-sport flourishing in Canada, and this will bring it to another level outside of the Paralympic Games.” 

Alexandra Starker, Canadian three-time bronze medallist in La Molina, said: “I’m really looking forward to the Championships, as the slopes of British Columbia are where I grew up skiing.”