Name: Thomas Walsh
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Event(s): Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined
Classification: LW4
Height: 5-4
Weight: 130
DOB: 1/30/1995
Birthplace: Vail, Colo.
Hometown: Vail, Colo.
High School: Green Mountain Valley School (Waitsfield, Vt.) '13
College: Savannah College of Art and Design ‘17, Performing Arts
Team/Club: Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2018)
  • PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, 5th (slalom), 7th (giant slalom), 13th (super-G)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 10th (super-G), 19th (super combined)
  • Years of Participation: 2017
  • Top Finish: 10th – 2017 (super-G)
Personal: At the age of two, Walsh began skiing and by the age of five was ski racing. As an avid athlete, he was also active in the arts. He began acting at the age of six and continued to be involved with acting, music and dance alongside numerous sports including Nordic skiing, hockey and triathlon. He was awarded a Junior National Triathlon Championship title at the age of 10. He was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in May 2009 and had his final radiation treatment in June 2010. Recovering from cancer treatments, he attended Green Mountain Valley School and returned to ski racing. After completing his education at GMVS, he enrolled into the Savannah College of Art and Design to study performing arts. Thomas returned to ski racing after one year of college and the following year was invited to be on the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team. Within his first year, he had won his first Slalom and Giant Slalom World Cup races...Son of Kathleen Walsh...Hobbies include acting, writing, creating, traveling, mountain biking, film, vintage thrift shopping and being outdoors...He names Mikaela Shiffrin and Steven Nyman as his idols...As a cancer survivor, he races for all those who cannot...His credits his mother as the most influential person in his life and career.