Alpine Skiing

Hello Alpine Skiers

26.01.- 25.01.10 Europa Cup in Jasná, Slovakia
I was the EDSO Technical Official attending the Europa Cup right after the Site Inspection for 2011 Winter Deaflympics. The Opening Ceremony took place on 27 January 2010 with EDSO Board member, Mr. Pansky, in attendance along with 38 athletes representing from seven different countries. This included eight junior males, seven junior females, 20 men, and three women. There were also 15 coaches, Presidents and officials present. Onlookers enjoyed watching the athlete’s parade, and local children performing Slovakian folk dances, among other entertainment. Fifteen Organizing Committee members worked to deliver the Opening Ceremony and the sports program. The first day of competition ran smoothly. For the first time the competition was carried out with the juniors. I see great FUTURE: large group of juniors. Juniors have great ambition, motivation and also have won medals. That was very important. Despite high demands in difficult weather conditions, this was filled with exciting races. On the last day of the ceremony, traditional international folklore festival and a spectacular fireworks display was performed. The ski resort Jasná is a fine ski area, and the race organization was excellent without complications. This was the dress rehearsal for the Winter Deaflympics. I hope that Winter Deaflympics can carry out a Junior Championships in the near future.

12.05.10 Meeting German Ski Federation with ICSD Vice President – World Sports, Josef Willmerdinger
My goal was to obtain FIS License. We discussed why I did not get license yet. We also talked about deaf sports, world and Winter Deaflympics same principle as IPC and IOC. It was good conversation between us. I thank the DSV Board and ICSD Vice President - World Sports Josef Willmerdinger, for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come with me.

Record Number of Medals Won for Men, Women, and Country
From 1949 Seefeld to 2007 Salt Lake:

Medals won by Men

1. Lie Hans
2. Swan Andrew
3. Palatini Vittorio


8 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
7 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
6 Gold, 1 Silver, 7 Bronze

Medals won by Women

1. Kurkova Petra
2. Sonderegger Helene
3. Huber Herlinde


8 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
6 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
5 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

Medals won by Country

1. Norway
2. Switzerland
3. Austria

18 Gold, 12 Silver, 12 Bronze
17 Gold, 22 Silver, 18 Bronze
16 Gold, 17 Silver, 12 Bronze

Equipment Rule for 17th Winter Deaflympics
Below are the FIS equipment rules for Ski Length, Anti-Vibration plates, and Competition Suits.

Ski Length




Downhill215 cm210 cm
Super-G205 cm200 cm
Giant Slalom185 cm180 cm
Slalom165 cm155 cm

The anti-vibration plates maximum height for all events is 50 mm for men and women.

For Downhill, Giant Slalom, and Super-G events, competition suits must be plombed. Jasna Nizke Tatry ski resort does not have a plomb equipment. Skiers must complete their competition suits plombed at home.

For further details, see updated FIS Edition 2010/2011 – Specifications for Competition Equipment and Commercial MarkingsPDF

Be seeing you all soon in Slovakia.


ICSD Technical Director - Alpine Skiing

By Michael Schmauser