With a 2015 IPCAS World Cup scheduled to start tomorrow in La Molina, Spain, the Swiss team has arrived and hit the slopes for training. The team competing includes Michael Brügger and Thomas Pfyl.
The team just finished competing at the 2015 IPCAS Level Rinn, Austria which concluded on Monday. Swiss skiers made the podium at that event and are expected to repeat their success again. The team has been actively training together since early November, when they had a camp at Upper Engadine, St. Moritz. Swiss skiers are scheduled to return home in February from 1 – 5 to St. Moritz for a World Cup event.
The 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships get underway in Panorama, Canada on February 28. Swiss skiers are trying to get as much experience on the slopes ahead of the world championships.
Qualification for the event is still open, with skiers needing to have achieved race points in one race of the 2014/2015 season. The La Molina is one race that skiers can get points at if they don’t already have them. Beyond that, for technical events, men need to have 220 IPCAS points or less and women need 240 IPCAS points or less on the IPCAS Ranking List as of February 16. For the downhill, men need 100 IPCAS points or less and women need 120IPCAS points or less on the IPCAS Downhill Ranking List. For the Super-G and Super Combined, men need 120 IPCAS points or less and women need 140 IPCAS points or less on the IPCAS Ranking List.