Organization

Event

16th FAI WORLD PARA-SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 IPC – Discipline: Para-Ski, the competition consists of 6 accuracy jumps, 1 final jump, 1 Giant Slalom qualification run, 2 Giant Slalom runs.

Aims of the event

  1. to determine World Champions in Para-Ski INDIVIDUAL combined:
    1. Men and Women separately
    2. Junior (Men/Women separately): born on or after 01/01/1993 (age of 24)
    3. Winners Masters Class (male/female separately): born on or before 31/12/1967 (age of 50)
  2. to determine World Champions in Para-Ski TEAMS combined:
    1. Men and mixed gender teams together
    2. Women teams and Junior teams separately (all subject to CR PS 4.4.8)
  3. to establish new Continental and World records
  4. to promote and develop skydiving as an attractive sport
  5. to exchange ideas and strengthen friendly relations between the skydivers, judges and support personnel of all nations
  6. to improve judging methods and technology

Event Organizer

NAC: Österreichischer Aero-Club (ÖAeC) HSV Red Bull Salzburg Schwarzenbergkaserne/PF 52 5071 WALS/SALZBURG, AUSTRIA Email: info@hsv-redbull.at

Organizing committee

Hans Huemer
Head of Organizing Committee
Michael Löberbauer
Event Organizer
Günther Mitterer
Mayor of Sankt Johann im Pongau
Wolfgang Hettegger
Alpendorf Bergbahnen AG, Sankt Johann im Pongau
Hannes Rieser
Secretary of Tourism Agency “Sankt Johann-Alpendorf”

Date and location

The event takes place from 7th – 12th of March 2017 in the ski resort of Sankt Johann- Alpendorf (Salzburg/Austria). Considered from a touristic point of view the destination is composed of two parts: the city center of Sankt Johann and the Alpendorf village. The competitions will take place in the ski resort of the Alpendorf village. City center of Sankt Johann The main resort (at an altitude of 600 m) and cultural center of the Pongau region is a holiday resort full of atmosphere. The small town, also famous as a shopping center, has 10,800 residents and around 2,000 beds available to accommodate tourists in rooms of every category. A modern Culture and Congress Centre, a number of friendly specialist shops, concerts, exhibitions, a large cinema, fitness center, ice-skating-rink, toboggan runs, restaurants, cafés, bars are at the guests disposal. The Alpendorf Village Approx. 3 km away from the city center, the Alpendorf village (at an altitude of 800 m) is a “holiday island” of its own. With over 1,900 tourist beds in mostly luxury catering establishments the village lies at the foot of Mt. Gernkogel (1,787 m). The Alpendorf ski resort is part of Austria’s biggest ski alliance Ski amadé. Modern cable cars and chair lifts link the Alpendorf resort to Wagrain and Flachau and in total 120 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes await the winter sport enthusiasts. Ski schools, ski kindergarten facilities, ski hire, indoor tennis, indoor hotel swimming pools, spa centers, saunas, restaurants, bars and après ski fun complement the various facilities of the Alpendorf “holiday island”.

Weather conditions

Sunrise March
06:31 h (LT)
Sunset March
18:06 h (LT)
Temperature in March
average day -1 – 9 °C
Wind conditions
average day 3 – 4 meters/second
Snow depth in March
80 – 120 cm (long term average)

Service

A bus shuttle service between the competition site and the hotel needs to be requested in advance. Competitors, accompanying persons and officials staff get vouchers for lunch. There are several restaurants at Alpendorf nearby the competition area where the vouchers will be accepted. Vouchers cannot be redeemed for money. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in ****Hotel Brückenwirt St. Johann/Pongau” (www.hotel-brueckenwirt.at) with bed and half board within 6 km from the competition area. Costs during competition are covered by entry fees. Hotel reservations for the official competition hotel (including extra-nights!) must be made exclusively through the competition organizing committee. Note: Payment for additional nights before and after the official arrival and departure day must be made separately and directly to the hotel: EUR 80 person/night (incl. breakfast) in double bedroom. Single rooms are available on request and extra charge.

Visa Support

Participants/delegation members who need VISA for entering the EU/Austria, will receive VISA support by the Organizer (e.g. letter of invitation) on request. In this case, please send a list of all persons involved to the Organizer at visa@paraski2017.com and attach a copy of their passports (page with photo and expiry dates as pdf or jpg-file).

Registration and payment

The Provisional Entry Form (PEF) of the NAC must reach the Organizer by December 11, 2016. The Official Entry Form (OEF) of the NAC together with the entry-fee payments must reach the Organizer by January 11, 2017. The registration will be open from July 1, 2016 on registration.paraski2017.com Payment must be made in EURO (EUR) by bank transfer. Bank charges to be paid by the sender.

Entry Fees (excluding IPC sanction fee for competitors and officials)

Competitors
EUR 670 (+ EUR 90 sanction fee)
Junior Competitors
EUR 630 (+ EUR 90 sanction fee)
Officials (in detail: Head of Delegation, Team Manager, Team Coaches)
EUR 560 (+ EUR 90 sanction fee)
All amounts in EUR per person! There is NO late entry fee; nevertheless, should payment of entry fee be arranged by money transfer to the given bank account in advance! Cash on arrival only as exemption with explicit approval of organizer! Detailed bank account information will be released to each delegation with confirmation of reception (PEF)!

Entry Fee covers

  • All competition jumps and ski race
  • Full board Tuesday evening till Sunday morning
  • Accommodation: five nights in ****Hotel (room with double occupancy)
  • Ski Pass: 5 days
  • Opening/Closing Ceremonies
  • Farewell Dinner

Pre event training jumps

On Tuesday 7th of March 2017 accuracy training is possible. The ticket price is EUR 30 per jump, exit altitude 1,000 meters. Pre-manifesting is required.
07th March 2017 Tuesday
Arrival of Judges and Delegations Pre-Event-Training 20:00 First Team Leader Meeting followed by judges’ conference
08th March 2017 Wednesday
Competition starts, Opening Ceremony
08th March 2017 Wednesday
Competition starts, Opening Ceremony
09th to 11th March 2017 Thu – Sat
Competition continues
11th March 2017 Saturday
5:00 Competition ends 19:00 Closing Ceremony 20:30 Farewell Dinner
12th March 2017 Sunday
Departure Day

Medical Care

The immediate medical First Aid to the participants is in the responsibility of the organizer during the official event, including training days. The piste rescue of the ski resort with well-trained first aiders will be onsite. For emergencies the next hospital is only 7 km away in Schwarzach and medical helicopters are stationed only 10 km away at the next heliport. It is strongly recommended to all competitors that they have insurance which covers them for medical expenses and repatriation in the case of injury.

Safety instructions

The use of an AAD is highly recommended. Main parachute must be initiated by 600 m AGL (= 2,000 ft). Use of head protection is mandatory.

Insurance

Third party liability with coverage for situations not covered by SC 5, 4.5.3 (2) is required by Austrian law, the required minimum coverage is € 1.5 mio. If necessary, the organizer can assist in this matter. In case of problems please contact the organizer. Any damage to the hotel etc. is in the responsibility of the persons/delegations involved. Personal items and equipment are under participant’s responsibility.

Composition of delegation

Each delegation may be comprised of:
  • 1 Head of Delegation (HoD)
  • 1 Team Manager
  • 2 Medical/Media members
  • unlimited number of Coaches
  • 3 accompanying persons (more persons are possible with approval of organizer)
  • up to a maximum of 12+4 junior competitors

Officials

Meet Director:
Gernot Rittenschober
FAI Controller:
Günter Berendt
Chief Judge:
Dare Svetina
Assistant to the Chief Judge:
Arnold Hohenegger

Aircraft

Type: Helicopter Eurocopter AS 350

Teams

The teams may be all male, all female, or of mixed gender. There may be no more than 8 males or 8 females in these teams. An additional team may be composed of only juniors, or for each junior included in the teams mentioned above, this team may include one competitor of the same gender, who is not a junior. For a team to be eligible for Junior Team ranking, it must be composed of 4 junior competitors.

Rules

Download: Competition Rules for Para-Ski PDF