MUFFY DAVISMuffy Davis
Board Member

Muffy Davis was appointed to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee board of directors and will begin serving as an International Paralympic Committee ex-officio member in January 2021. 

A seven-time Paralympic medalist, Davis has been a part of the Paralympic Movement for 20 years as an athlete, ambassador, volunteer, and active member of several committees. A top U.S. skiing prospect in the late 1980s, Davis was involved in a near-fatal downhill training accident in 1989 that caused her to be paralyzed from the mid-chest down. After graduating from Stanford University in 1995, the Sun Valley, Idaho, native returned to skiing, medaling at the Paralympic Winter Games in 1998 in Nagano and 2002 in Salt Lake City. She later added cycling to her resume and successfully won three gold medals at the Paralympic Games London 2012. 

As a long-time advocate for disability rights and champion for the Paralympic Movement, Davis currently serves on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Paralympic Advisory Council, IOC Legacy and Sustainability Commission, LA2028 Executive Committee, UCI Para-cycling Commission, and the Sun Valley Adaptive Sports/Higher Ground SV Board of Directors as an honorary member. She was also inducted into the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Davis is also an accomplished adventurer and world traveler. In 2002, she became the first female paraplegic mountaineer to summit a peak over 14,000 feet when she successfully climbed California’s Mt. Shasta. Since then, she has successfully climbed Colorado’s Pikes Peak twice.  

She currently lives in Hailey, Idaho with her husband Jeff and daughter Elle.