Hall, Peters line up for world cup in Austria
Wanaka-based Paralympian alpine skiers Adam Hall and Corey Peters are in top form leading into their world cups campaign this week.
Both skiers won Super-G races in their classes at International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing (IPCAS) races at Winter Park, USA, last week.
Hall also won gold in the men’s standing slalom.
Peters, of Taranaki, was fourth in the slalom but dominated his speed race, winning by three seconds.
Hall said they faced ‘‘pretty challenging conditions’’. Almost 60 cm of fresh snow forced organisers to cancel some races.
‘‘I am really happy with another win in some pretty tough and soft conditions,’’ he said.
Peters said the event was a ‘‘nice way to finish off a solid training block’’.
The Colorado resort is the northern hemisphere training base for the Cardrona NZ Para Alpine Ski Team.
Newcomers to the sport, Aaron Ewen (Auckland) and Samuel Tate (Dunedin) were also competing, with Ewen fourth in the Super G sitting class and Samuel 10th in the standing class.
Adam and Corey are in Innerkrems, Austria, from January 11-15 to compete in world cup races and begin their qualifying bid for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.