Corey Peters - Para alpine skier
Corey Peters’ sporting career has gone from strength to strength
Peters won a silver medal at his first major international event, the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
He was then named Snow Sports NZ Overall Athlete of the Year and Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
In 2017, he won two silver medals at the Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in the Downhill and Super-G events.
He added a further three World Cup medals (one gold and two silver) to this total.
His results are made all the more impressive by the fact that he only took up sit-skiing in 2011.
The former Taranaki builder’s life changed in September 2009 when he sustained a crushed spinal cord at a motocross event.
He spent four months in the Spinal Unit learning the basics of how to live life in a wheelchair.
In 2011, he was introduced to the sport of sit-skiing. In the same year he won gold in the men’s adaptive sit-ski event at the New Zealand Winter Games at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Peters now spends his Northern Hemisphere seasons training in Winter Park in the USA and travelling throughout Europe and North America to compete.
In New Zealand, he splits his time between his home base in New Plymouth and training in Wanaka.