Para Snowboard


Para Snowboarders to return to Big White Ski Resort, B.C in December

Welcome to Paradise - FIS Para Snowboard World Cup

October 5, 2022, Vancouver, B.C. Off the back of yet another highly successful event in February this year we are celebrating the announcement of Big White Ski Resort hosting the 9th instalment of the Para Snowboard World Cup event, ‘Welcome to Paradise’, at Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia. Big White is taking on the challenge to make a Para World Cup happen in December, this will require a tremendous effort on their team and shows how passionate they are to bring the Para World Cup back to Big White. The Resort hosted their first edition back in 2013 and have championed the Para Snowboard events in Canada. Canada Snowboard will work in partnership with BC Snowboard to deliver its 9th World Cup. The resort has hosted these events in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Para World Championships), 2018, 2019, 2020, (2021 cancelled due to COVID) and 2022. This year will also see all Para snowboard events transition into FIS as the sanctioning body and no longer the IPC.

Canada is proud of our extremely successful Para Snowboarding Team, currently boasting multiple Paralympic and World Championship medalists in its ranks. On any given day of competition at World Cup level, the Canadians have a high probability of standing on the podium. Big White provides our Canadian team with the at-home advantage with their friends and family and a rich history there to support them. 

"We are incredibly happy to see our Para snowboard family back at Big White ski resort for 2023.  BC Snowboard and Big White have worked closely with athletes and coaches since 2013 to build a world class venue that puts the development of athletes first. BC Snowboard and Big White are very proud of that relationship and are excited to see everyone this year." - Flynn Seddon, Director of Terrain Park & Outdoor Events Big White Ski Resort

“The history of this event and the relationship between BC Snowboard and Big White has been that we (BC Snowboard) do everything administratively and Big White does everything on snow. We work inside and they work outside.” said Cathy  Astofooroff, Executive Director of BC Snowboard Association. “Flynn Seddon, at Big White, took on the Para event with a passion. He worked with the athletes and the coaches to design and build exactly what they needed and what they wanted to ride. This has evolved over time as the sport has progressed and the course design and execution has always been highly considered. On the admin side I have helped the riders navigate the process and have catered to all of their individual needs. A real personal touch means I know what nations and teams need specific attention to detail. BC Snowboard and Big White have been hosting events together for over 25 years. We are all family here.” 

"Having a World Cup at home is so rad, because having you friends and family to come and watch your race after a long season of travelling is always nice. Hopefully, this year with the covid restrictions no longer in effect, I hope to see families, friends, folks from the area come and cheer for us at home. For me, there is no added pressure of being at home, it’s a huge bonus to have friends and family there to cheer us on. It absolutely makes me push as hard as I can for a spot on the podium. - Tyler Turner, Gold and Bronze medalist para-snowboarder at Beijing 2022 Paralympic games

The Para Snowboard World Cup in B.C. is part of the Shred the North 2022-2023 World Cup Series. Each stop represents a snowboarding discipline, with Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air all presented in Alberta, Alpine presented in Ontario and SBX presented in Quebec. 

"This year Canada Snowboard is the only nation in the world to be hosting all snowboarding disciplines at World Cup level. To be World Leading in the sport of snowboarding we have set ourselves the challenge of providing inspiration and opportunity to all Canadians to pick up a snowboard and go shred.  By hosting all these World Cups, we have complete competition pathways in our own country enabling kids to go from first timers to World Cup competitors all in their own backyard.  Para Snowboard is something that Canadians excel in. Our riders are tough competitors and fierce warriors who love to snowboard and overcome the challenges of being disabled and go above and beyond to make the very most out of every opportunity. Big White Ski Resort is the home of the Para Snowboard World Cup in Canada and a consistent event on the global tour. Anyone that has not witnessed one of these events should get themselves to Big White for the event and support and meet our riders." - Dustin Heise, Executive Director / CEO Canada Snowboard

"Competing on home soil is the best feeling. It pushes me and keeps me in the right headspace having the support of family and friends. The organizers and volunteers at Big White are amazing and give the whole event a hometown feel." Lisa Dejong, Silver medalist para-snowboarder at Beijing 2022 Paralympic games

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