Earlier today, the Spanish team departed Spain for the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships which are officially scheduled to get underway in Panorama, British Colombia, Canada on February 28. Comité Paralímpico Español Vice-President Ángel Luis Gómez saw the team off at the airport. The Spanish team will participate in one North American competition from February 23 to 26 before arriving in Canada.
The Spanish side lacks some of the depth of other winter sport giants like the United States, Russia, France, Germany, Austria, Japan and even Slovakia. Their most prominent skier scheduled to participate in these championships is Jon Santacana, who departed his home for Canada yesterday. Santacana goes to Canada as reigning world champion in Downhill, giant slalom and super-G.
The Basque skier and his guide Miguel Galindo are based out of the Sierra Nevada High Performance Skiing Center during the winter. They have been less active this season, participating in only the home hosted World Cup where Santacana and Galindo won a single bronze medal in one discipline..