Corey Peters: My three most memorable moments from 2017

New Zealand’s Para alpine skier won two silvers at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. 18 Apr 2017
Corey Peters
ⒸRoger Witney
By Ryan Wilson | For the IPC

Following the end of an exciting season that saw him win two silvers at the 2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, New Zealand’s Corey Peters is already targeting success at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

The 33-year-old, who finished second in the men’s super-G and downhill sitting in Tarvisio, said he wants “to be a gold medallist at PyeongChang 2018, and I want to put everything into the next 11 months and make sure that I am 100 per cent ready.”

But as he trains for what would be his second Paralympics, the Sochi 2014 silver medallist recalled his three most memorable moments from 2017.

1. The World Championships

I won two silvers in Tarvisio, Italy, which was pretty memorable. Obviously, it would have been good to defend my 2015 world titles, but it was still pretty reasonable and something to be proud of.

2. We got charged 4,000 USD for excess baggage

Whoever booked the flights home from Seoul, South Korea, got really cheap ones with an airline we usually do not fly with. That is a lesson to be learned and we will not be flying with them again.

3. Going to Japan

It was a really fun trip, and we got to experience the culture. Japanese food is one of my favourite ones. So I was pretty stoked on that.