Panorama Mountain Village will be the worldwide hub of international paralympic competition for one week spanning February and March in 2015, after the International Paralympic Committee named the local ski resort as the destination for the Alpine Skiing World Championships on Wednesday, February 27.
“I am proud to announce Invermere as the host city for the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships following the great Paralympic Winter Games that Canada put on nearly three years ago and last year’s World Cup final,” said International Paralympic Committee chief executive Xavier Gonzalez.
“I am delighted to see winter parasport flourishing in Canada, and this will bring it to another level outside of the Paralympic Games,” he added.
The 2015 Championships will be the seventh edition of the competition, which will be organised by Alpine Canada and follow a successful 2011-2012 World Cup final event at the same resort. The announcement came as the 2013 event wrapped up in La Molina, Spain.
Invermere is expected to welcome 120 athletes to the championships, which is due to run from February 24 until March 4 in two years from now.
The event will be one of several major parasport competitions Canada hosts in the next few years, in addition to several IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup events.