Panorama IPC World Cup

Fan

On January 8-14, 100 of the best para-alpine athletes from more than 20 countries will lay everything on the line as they battle for top spot on the podium at Canada’s only IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Cup – the largest para-alpine event in the nation.

This world-class event at Panorama Mountain Village, B.C., features amazing displays of athleticism, heart-pumping action and a brand-new downhill course of international quality. This season's World Cup race will help build momentum towards 2015, when Canada will host the para-alpine world championships at Panorama Mountain Village.

Athletes will be fiercely battling for top spot on the podium, as this World Cup is an important opportunity for Canadian skiers to earn points towards qualifying for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. With so much at stake, it’s sure to be an action-packed weeked of racing you won’t want to miss. Come cheer on some of Canada’s best athletes and see for yourself what it takes to be a top para-apine skier. 

With an ideal layout and easy accessibility, Panorama Mountain village is the perfect location for this world-class event. Just a scenic three hours from Calgary, the countless recreational opportunities of the Columbia Valley and Panorama Mountain Village make it easy to combine a getaway from the city with a chance to watch this top-notch sporting event. The village base at Panorama offers spectators easy access to all the World Cup festivities. Bring your noisemakers and Canadian flags and cheer on our country’s best para-alpine athletes. See you at the finish line!

 

When to watch

Wednesday, Jan. 8:
10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. – Downhill training, men and women
5-7 p.m. - Après with Athletes: residents of the Columbia Valley are invited to come to Pynelogs Cultural Centre in Invermere, B.C., to spend a few hours with Canadian team athletes and enjoy an evening of drinks and snacks. Grab a refreshment and take the rare opportunity for one-on-one time with world class athletes! 

Thursday, Jan. 9:
10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. – Downhill training, men and women

Friday, Jan. 10:
11 a.m.–2 p.m. – Panorama IPC World Cup downhill race, men and women 
2:15 p.m. – Awards ceremony in front of day lodge

Saturday, Jan. 11:
10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. – Panorama IPC World Cup super combined race (downhill and slalom), men and women 
10:30 a.m. - Downhill race
2:25 p.m. - Slalom race 
3:15 p.m. – Awards ceremony in front of day lodge

Sunday, Jan. 12:
Scheduled weather day

Monday, Jan. 13:
9:50 a.m.–3 p.m. – Panorama IPC World Cup giant slalom race, men and women 
9:50 a.m. - Run 1
1:30 p.m - Run 2
3:15 p.m. – Awards ceremony in front of day lodge

Tuesday, Jan. 14:
10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. – Panorama IPC World Cup super-G race, men and women 
2:15 p.m. – Awards ceremony in front of day lodge

Download detailed race information

Daily results will be posted here

More information about the International Paralympic Committee

  

Funding partners: 

Volunteer

Become a volunteer at the Panorama IPC World Cup

If cheering on the sidelines isn’t enough action for you, you’re likely a perfect fit for our volunteer crew! A dedicated group of volunteers help organize and ensure the Panorama IPC World Cup runs smoothly, so all that the athletes have to worry about is how fast they can get to the bottom of the hill.

There are a variety of volunteer positions available for different skill levels, from timing to course-setting, slipping and gate-keeping. We’d love to have you on the team. The volunteer crew loves to socialize at the end of each day, and it’s a great way to be involved in an exciting sport.

Volunteer opportunities
Though the main event is from Jan. 8-14, volunteers are needed anytime between Jan. 2-15.

What are you waiting for!? Sign up now: Volunteer application form

For further information contact Nancy Brush, volunteer co-ordinator at nbrush@telus.net

 

 

Funding partners:

Getting here


View Larger Map

If you want to stay in the middle of the action, Panorama Mountain Village is the place to be.
Panorama Mountain Village is a 3- 3.5 hour drive from Calgary, Alta., and just 18 kilometres west of Invermere, B.C. Click here for a complete list of resources to help plan your travel, from shuttle busses to road reports.

For more information about the local area: Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

Local media: Columbia Valley Pioneer, Invermere Valley Echo, East Kootenay News Online

 

 

Funding partners:

Media

Photographers, reporters and videographers working on assignment for a recognized media outlet who wish to attend the Panorama IPC World Cup, please contact Kelsey Verboom:

Kelsey Verboom
Media relations, Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team
Alpine Canada
C. 403.479.9516
kverboom@alpinecanada.org

High-resolution photos will be available for editorial use at the end of each day. Please email kverboom@alpinecanada.org if you would like to receive press releases about the Panorama IPC World Cup. 

 

Funding partners: