For those with physical limitations such as an amputation or cerebral palsy, snowboarding is an uphill battle. That’s what makes athletes at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Para-Snowbard World Cup at Big White so special.
“They’re here because at one point they didn’t think it was even possible,” says Danny Buntain, member of the Board of Directors for Canada Snowboard.
Thirty one para-snowboarders took to the snowy slopes on Saturday in the first para-snowboarding event in Canada since the sport made its debut last year in Sochi at the Paralymics. The event runs from Saturday to Monday, January 19.