• Short Summary

    Competitors began their final preparations for the U.S.National Para-Ski Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, recently.

    Para-skiing?

  • Description

    Competitors began their final preparations for the U.S.National Para-Ski Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, recently.

    Para-skiing is a relatively new sport and a bi-athletic event.

    Competitors must be accomplished parachutists and excellent skiers to have any chance of winning the 5,000 dollars U.S. (about GBP2,300 sterling) first prize money.

    The Championships are based on a points award system. Para-skiers must first target jump from a light aircraft .. controlling their descent to land as close as possible to the centre of the target area. A bullseye is awarded 1,000 points.

    They then take off the parachute and harness and ski down a slalom course. The skiing also carries a maximum 1,000 points award.

    The Championships are recognised and ratified by the U.S. parachute Association, and organisers claim the sport is really catching on.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA16HH80S6SO170LHPSW7XP3UXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA16HH80S6SO170LHPSW7XP3UXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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