Para Alpine Skiing is a parasport in which athletes attempt to complete a downhill ski course in the fastest time. Courses are marked by poles or gates and may involve high speed turns, dips, flats, and jumps. Para alpine ski racing categories include downhill, super-G, giant slalom, and slalom. Downhill ski races are typically single-run, with the fastest time winning, while slalom race competitions are scored using the combined times of two runs. Para skiers primarily may use an outrigger ski, which has supports on each side; or a sit ski, which is a single ski on which participants sit with poles to support the skier on each side.
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Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort396 Morrison RoadKitchener, ON N2A 2Z6
Earl Bales Community Centre4169 Bathurst StNorth York, ON M3H 3P7http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/171/index.htm
Centennial Park - Etobicoke256 Centennial Park RdEtobicoke, ON M9C 5N3http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/798/index.htm
Alpine Ontario Para Racing Team145 Dew StreetKing City, ON L7B1L1
Ski Snow Valley2632 Vespra Valley RoadMinesing, ON L9X 1Y3
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