Adaptive Snowboard Slalom in Val Torta, Italy

February 13 will be an important day for Italian snowboard. For the first time in Italy an official sporting event open to adaptive snowboarders -riders with physical disabilities- will be held, on the occasion of the Italian Ski Championship for Disabled Athletes, hosted in Val Torta (province of Bergamo).

On the opening day, February 13, it is scheduled to take place a demonstration slalom race for adaptive, disabled, visually handicapped and hearing impaired snowboarders. A small step towards the inclusion of Adaptive Snowboarding into the Paralympic Winter Games.

If you know any adaptive riders, tell him or her about this event: their participation is important both for them and for the sport of snowboarding. The closing date for pre-registration is February, 2.

Friday, February 13, 2009
11:30 Adaptive Snowboard Slalom

Competing categories
Both male and female athletes can participate, divided in the following categories
visually handicapped and partially sighted athletes
athletes in wheelchair

According to the degree of disability, compensation times will be adopted (see table)

The organizers of the event have drawn up an agreement with the following tourist facilities; info line +39 0345/20115 (from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.)

Hotel Piazzatorre
Albergo Piazzatorre of Arioli s.a.s.
Via Centro, 21 – 24010 Piazzatorre (province of Bergamo)
n. 32 available rooms
n. 28 WCHC-equipped rooms
Half-board € 55,00 per day
18 Km far from the race location

Hotel Milano
Via Centro, 19 – 24010 Piazzatorre (Bergamo)
n. 30 available rooms
n. 10 WCHC-equipped rooms
Half-board € 55,00 per day
18 Km far from the race location

Hotel Le Pinete
Via M. Secco, 27 – 24010 Piazzatore (Bergamo)
n. 30 rooms available – non WCHC-equipped
Half-board € 55,00 per day
18 Km far from the race location

Hostel Cassiglio
Via del Ponte, 1 – 24010 Cassiglio (Bergamo)
n. 6 available rooms
n. 6 WCHC-equipped rooms
Prezzo ½ pensione € 22,00
Distanza Impianti Gara 8 km

Località Ceresola di Valtorta (Bg)
n. 30 camere disponibili non attrezzate
Half-board € 50,00 per day
In front of the race location

Meals and ski-pass
For both athletes and staff the cost of meals will not exceed 15 €. The ski-pass cost will be 9 € on Friday, and 19 € on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

How to reach the event
Railway station: Bergamo
Airport: Milano “Orio Al Serio”, Bergamo
Event organizers will ensure free of charge, to all participating groups who will ask for it, a private transportation service to and from the airport and railway station, and between the accommodation and the race location. To request for the transportation service call +39 338/7261266

Media requests
Images and videos of the event will be available free of copyright a few days after its conclusion. Those who are interested, send an e-mail to:

National Association Ski Guides for the Visually Handicapped
Via Falcone, 3/5
24048 Treviolo (Bergamo)
Mr. Federico Fontana
Mobile +39 338/7261266
Fax. +39 035/614454

How to participate
To take part to the race, athletes have to fill in the attached form, and send it via fax (+39 035/614454) or via e-mail ( ) to this office, within February 2.

Registration form for the Adaptive Snowboard demonstration race
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Phone number:
Disability and/or classification of disabled skis:

Author: mucca