Guide skier

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Blind skier Jon Santacana follows guide skier Miguel Galindo down a mountain

A guide skier is a person who helps skiers who cannot see by telling them where to go. They communicate by using a radio or talking to them.[1] The guide skier can see.

Alpine skiing[change | change source]

Skiers can use more than one guide during a race type. The guide can only win a medal if they raced with the same skier for the whole race type.[2] Like the skier, the guide has to have an IPCAS Licence in order to compete in races.[3] Guide skiers need to follow to anti-doping rules.[4]

Biathlon[change | change source]

Skiers follow the guide skier in the biathlon.[5]

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Sources[change | change source]

  • International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing (2012). IPC Alpine Skiing Rules and Regulations (PDF). Bonn, Germany: International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 October 2012.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)[permanent dead link]
  • Johnson, Robin (2009). Paralympic Sports Events. St. Catherines, Ontario: Crabtree Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-7787-4025-4.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • MacAuley, Domhnall (2007). Oxford handbook of sport and exercise medicine. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-856839-1. Retrieved 12 September 2013.