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The Paralympic sports program in alpine skiing includes all kinds of events taking place at the Olympic Winter Games: downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super giant, and super combined.
For the first time in the history of the Paralympic Games, in 2014, Sochi will host snowboard cross. Para-Snowboard is included in the program as one of the types of alpine skiing competitions.
Alpine skiing was one of the first to develop among athletes with disabilities - in 1948, the first tracks were prepared. The first documented Championships for skiers with an impairment were held in 1948 in Bad Gastein, Austria.