We bring together active, athletic people with visual disabilities in Latvia


Nordic Skiing

Blind and visually impaired skiers competes in the same sports like fully sighted skiers: in slalom, giant slalom, downhill and supergiant. In this sports ae applied International Skiing Federation rules with small changes, which made IBSA and Paralympic Comitee(IPC). In mountain skiing participates all B categories (B1, B2, B3). In IPC and IFS organized competitions all three classes competes together, using different visual impairment factors. Blind skiers participates in all Paralympic games and world championships since 1970.


Visual guide helps blind or visually impaired skier to orient in distance. Pair works like team – if anybody of them gets disqualified or cannot reach the finish line – the whole team resigns.


The latest technologies and blind skiing goes together. To orient blind skier can be used a speaker , but modern technologies offers a new electronic system , what guide wraps around the waist. Some B2 class skiers gets information from their guides using communication device, which affixed to their safety helmet.

Cross- country skiing

In cross- country skiing competitions included 2 disciplines- cross country skiing and biathlon. Cross- country skiing is very popular in Nordic Eastern Europe countries. Blind and visually impaired skiers guides fully sighted skier using the same adaptation methode like in mountain skiing.

Cross- country skiing includes competitions along the rails , individually and in teams , using classic or freestyle. Biathlon competitions going on in truck. Between skiing distances are stopping place for shooting. Sportists have 5 shots to hit the target. Penalty for each unshooted target can be as a time penalty, which is added to the common time, or penalty lap for each unshooted target.