Bailley Unahi

Bailley joined the National Development programme in 2020 and is working hard pursuing her career in competitive ski racing. 

She has recently spent the 2022/23 Northern Hemisphere season training at Nakiska Ski Resort in Canada. 

Disciplines:   Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom.

Home Town:   Winton

Career Highlights:  
  • Bronze in the Super G Winter Park 2023 FIS Para Alpine Women’s Sitting Category 
  • Bronze in the Slalom Huntsman Cup/Park City  2023 FIS Para Alpine Women’s Sitting Category 
  • 4th in the Super G US-Canada National Championships FIS Para Alpine Women’s Sitting Category


Bailley grew up in Winton, a small town in Southland. 

Bailley was 19 years old when she sustained spinal injuries in a balcony collapse at a concert in Dunedin in March 2016, becoming a paraplegic.

In 2017 Bailley became involved with ParaFed Otago and attended the Adam Hall Snow Sports weekend at Cardrona Alpine Resort where her passion for sit-skiing began. It wasn't until the 2018 Adaptive Snow Sports Festival that Bailley was able to see first-hand the independence other adaptive skiers had on the mountains and the opportunity of a competitive pathway sit-skiing offered.

Bailley has been training with the Para Alpine Development Squad in NZ since 2020 and has recently returned from a season in the Northern Hemisphere where she was able to train and compete across North America. 

Bailley is looking forward to continuing to train and compete following the Winter’s leading up to gaining qualifications to represent NZ at the Winter Paralympics in Milan 2026.

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