25 AUGUST - 6 SEPT 2020 (JST)

4 - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

28 August - 8 Sept 2024 (FST)

Name Corey Peters
Sport Para alpine skiing
Date of Birth
12 July 1983
Coach Ben Adams
Resides New Plymouth
Occupation Paralympian & student
Classification LW12-1
Impairment (Disability)
Spinal cord injury (Paraplegia)
Paralympian #
188 - PyeongChang 2018 & Sochi 2014


Major International Results
2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games Bronze - Men's Downhill Sitting
10th - Men's Giant Slalom Sitting
11th - Men's Super-G Sitting
2018 World Para Alpine Skiing Cup (USA)  Gold - Men's Super-G Sitting
Gold & silver - Men's Giant Slalom Sitting
2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Cup (Japan)  Silver - Men's Super-G Sitting
2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Cup (Austria)  Gold - Men's Downhill Sitting
Silver - Men's Super-G Sitting
2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships Silver - Men's Downhill Sitting
Silver - Men's Super-G Sitting
2015 IPC  Alpine Skiing World Championships Gold - Men's Downhill Sitting
Gold - Men's Super-G Sitting
Silver - Men's Giant Slalom Sitting
  IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Silver - Men's Giant Slalom Sitting
  IPC Alpine Series (Aspen) Silver - Men's Giant Slalom Sitting
Bronze - Men's Slalom Sitting
  IPC North America Cup Silver - Men's Giant Slalom Sitting
Bronze - Men's Slalom Sitting
2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games Silver - Men's Giant Slalom Sitting
4th - Men's Super Combined Sitting
6th - Men's Super G Sitting


World Rankings (as at April 2018)
Men's Super-G Sitting
Men's Downhill Sitting 6
Men's Giant Slalom Sitting 11
Men's Slalom Sitting 19

Paralympic Alpine Ski racer Corey Peter’s sporting career continues to go from strength to strength. The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games silver medallist continued to prove his skill by taking bronze in the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. 

His Paralympic success builds on an already great year where Corey has claimed two gold and one silver medal at the World Para Alpine Skiing Cup in January 2018 in the Men's Super-G Sitting and Giant Slalom Sitting events.

He was a stand out performer in 2015 also claiming World Titles in Downhill and Super-G as well as a silver medal in Giant Slalom at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada in March 2015. 

The World Championships were the culmination of a highly successful Northern Hemisphere season for Corey which saw him win a world cup silver medal and finish third overall on IPC World Cup rankings in February 2015. Other results included bronze in Slalom, silver in Giant Slalom at IPC races in Aspen, USA (December 2014);  bronze in Slalom, silver in Giant Slalom at IPC North America Cup races (December 2014); bronze and gold in Downhill and gold in Super-G at the US National Champs (February 2014).

During the 2015 New Zealand season Corey won the Giant Slalom at the IPC Snow Sports NZ National Champs and placed second in the Slalom at the IPCAS Southern Hemisphere Cup held as part of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ.

Corey was named Snow Sports NZ Overall Athlete of the Year and Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year in 2015 and 2014. 
Corey’s results are made all the more impressive given the fact that he only took up sit-skiing in 2011. The former Taranaki age group and development squad rugby representative’s life changed in September 2009 when he sustained a crushed spinal cord at a motocross event.

Corey spent four months in the Spinal Unit learning the basics of how to live life in a wheelchair. Adjusting to a new way of life was tough but Corey remained determined to continue to live a fulfilled life. 

In 2011, two years after the accident, he was introduced to the sport of sit skiing. He took to the sport immediately and the same year won gold in the men’s adaptive sit-ski event at the Para snowboard Winter Games at Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand.  From there he set himself the ultimate goal of representing New Zealand at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Corey not only achieved his goal but won a silver medal in the Giant Slalom and placed fourth in the Super-Combined and sixth in Super-G.

Corey now spends his Northern Hemisphere seasons training in Winter Park in the USA and travelling throughout Europe and North America to compete. Back in New Zealand he splits his time between his home base in New Plymouth and training at Cardrona Alpine Resort and at the High Performance Sport New Zealand/Snow Sports NZ Training Centre in Wanaka.

Key international events include:

Northern Hemisphere season 2018/19

Classification means...

Sport Classes LW 10-12 (sit-skiers):
All sit-skiers have an impairment affecting their legs. They are allocated different sport classes depending on their sitting balance, which is very important for acceleration and balancing during the races.

Sport Class LW 12: This sport class includes skiers with normal or only slightly decreased trunk function and leg impairments.

Major Partners

ToyatoHigh Performance Sport New Zealand

Official Partners

Adecco ACCHarvey NormanTVNZ

Community Partners

SanfordNew Zealand Chambers of Commerce
New Zealand Racing BoardPub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust

Official Suppliers

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