Adaptive Snow Sports Festival
When : 9 a.m. Fri, 27th - Sun, 29th July 2012
Where : Cardrona
Disciplines: Super G | Giant Slalom | Slalom | Gravity-cross
Divisions: Adaptive snow sports registered athletes only. Ski & snowboard
Event Description: This is a multi day championship event for athletes with physical disabilities. Athletes train on various courses throughout the week. Competitors are graded and assigned a factor which is used to determine the final competition results. The Festival is part of the development pathway to celebrate disability; further skills, talent ID and develop, through competition. The festival also includes a Sport Forum and Awards dinner. For more information visit: www.snowsports.co.nz
How to Enter: The total entry fee must be paid by cheque or electronic payment to Snow Sports NZ along with the registration form. The registration form should be sent with payment to: SSNZ, PO Box 395, Wanaka 9192
2011 Registration form here. 2012 to come.
Fun, Festival & Competition
An action packed week, the Adaptive Snow Sports Festival gives people with a disability the chance to have fun with fellow skiers and boarders from around the country and overseas; improve skills, compete, explore new terrain and enjoy the après ski! We have changed the format a bit from previous years to include a wider focus on skill development and to broaden the range of events, including freeski elements. The Festival will continue to challenge all levels of skiers and riders. Bring your friends and family along. All are welcome to join in the fun. Events and Competition will include:
Ski and snowboard instruction
Clinics including Freeski Park & Pipe and Gravity Cross and Alpine Ski Racing
Guided mountain tours
Snow Farm Cross-country Skiing
Après Ski and evening events
Fun Festival Friday - Fancy Dress Day - prizes for the best & worst dressed
Competition - Social level and Elite level Alpine and Freeski races Wednesday-Friday.
Team Race - the final race for the week, a fun race open to everyone National Classification
Closing Awards Evening Elite Races Elite races will be run to a challenging standard. Entry is open to national team members, development athletes and advanced recreational skiers at the discretion of the event organisers. (Races are not IPC sanctioned).
Alpine Ski Racing: Giant Slalom, Slalom
Snowboarding: Snowboardcross Social Races Social Races are open to everyone attending with the exception of elite racers. Social races are held on green and blue level runs and assistance may be provided.
Alpine Giant Slalom and Alpine Slalom, Freeski Race.
Team: Dual Slalom, Fun Race
The Festival and Championships are heavily subsidised thanks to substantial support from Cardrona Alpine Resort and other local and national sponsors and organisations. • Note some activities will only run subject to funding and demand.
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