- Injured ex-servicemen after World War II developed ski-sports for people with disabilities.
- Alpine skiing is open to male and female athletes with a physical disabilityA Disability is generally a condition either caused by accident, trauma, genetics or disease, which may restrict a person's mental processes, senses or mobility. such as spinal injuryharm or damage that it done., cerebral palsyA disorder of movement and posture due to damage to an area of the brain that controls and coordinates muscle tone, reflexes, posture and movement. "Cerebral" mean brain-centred; "palsy" is a lack of muscle control., amputation, les autresis French for 'others'. It is a term used to describe athletes with a range of conditions which result in locomotor disorders that do not fit the traditional classification systems of the established disability group, eg dwarfism, polio, MS conditions and blindnessUnable to see at all/visual impairmentdisability.
- There are four events: Downhilla timed ski race on a steep slope in which competitors take the most direct route to the finish line following a course with relatively few turns and attaining very high speeds., Super-Ga slalom race in which the course is longer and has more widely spaced gates than in a giant slalom., Giant Slaloma slalom race in which the course has more gates and is longer and steeper than that in a regular slalom and Slalom.
- Athletes can race on skis, sit skis, or use special poles called outrigger polesspecial poles which have short ski blades on the end that help the skier with balance which have short ski blades on the end that help the skier with balance.