NZ to host Paralympic skiing World Cups

Winter Games NZ has confirmed it will host International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cups in alpine slalom, giant slalom and para snowboard cross events in August next year.

The three IPC events join five FIS events bringing the total number of World Cup events to eight as part of the 2013 Winter Games at Queenstown and Wanaka skifields.

Paralympics NZ chief executive Fiona Allan says the inclusion of the IPC World Cups provided was a coup for disabled athletes in New Zealand.

It will be an opportunity to earn qualification points necessary for selection to compete at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

New Zealand Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall expected a flood of world class athletes would compete.