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About Winter Para Sports
Para alpine skiing features six disciplines: downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super-G, super combined, and team events. Athletes combine speed and agility while racing down slopes at speeds of around 100km/h.

Skiers with blindness/visual impairment are guided through the course by sighted guides using signals to indicate the course to follow. Some athletes use equipment that is adapted to their needs including single ski, sit-ski or orthopaedic aids.

Do you have any questions about
Para sport in Canterbury?

Hadleigh Pierson
Sports Manager
022 064 3001


Para snowboard features three disciplines: snowboard-cross, banked slalom and giant slalom. Athletes combine speed and agility while racing down courses as fast as possible.

Club Programme

Disabled Snowsports Canterbury has a proven track record of providing practical support to skiers and snowboarders with physical disabilities. They have been in operation for over 40 years having provided over 2500 ski days for a wide range of disabilities.

Disabled Snowsports Canterbury ski every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday during the Mt Hutt ski season (June until early October).

New members are always welcome, especially those wanting to have fun on the snow.

Mt Hutt (transport departs from Caltex Service Station, Russley Road).

Wednesday, departs 8:00am
Saturdays, departs 7:30am
Sunday, departs 7:30am

Membership to Disabled Snowsports Canterbury is required, however they do offer a trial day for new members.