- Hometown: New Plymouth
- Northern Base: Winter Park
Corey Peters 's Bio
Corey Peters attended his first Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 where he won the silver medal in the Giant Slalom. Corey placed fourth in the Super-Combined and sixth in Super-G. Corey won the 2014 Snow Sports NZ Overall Athlete of the Year award, was named Tarankai Senior Sportsman of the Year and won the Sport Perfomer Awards at the 2014 Attitude Awards.
Watch Corey's silver medal run below.
Corey made an amazing comeback to competitive sport in his first season ever on skis, taking gold in the men’s adaptive sit-ski event at the Para-Snowboard Winter Games in 2011 and stunning Cardrona’s ski instructors with his skills.
The former Taranaki age group and development squad rugby representative’s life was turned upside down in September 2009 when he sustained a crushed spinal cord at a motocross event, leaving him paralysed.
Sport has played a big part in Corey's life. Before his accident the former New Plymouth Boys' High School pupil turned out for Tukapa's division one rugby side, was a Taranaki age group cricketer, a keen surfer and a motocross rider. He credits his ability to adapt quickly to sit skiing to time spent surfing. “It’s all about balance.”
Corey spent the 2012 - 2013 Northern Hemisphere season training in Winter Park before returning home to New Zealand and posting some impressive World Cup results on homeground. He won a silver medal in the IPC Slalom staged as part of the 2013 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ followed by a gold medal in the IPC Super-Combined World Cup and a bronze in the IPC World Cup Super-G. At the 2013 Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Corey won the Breakthrough Season award.
The 2014/2015 season got off to a good start with podium placings at NorAms and IPCAS races in the USA. Corey then won a world cup silver medal in GS at the St Moritz world cup with just one month to go until the World Championships.