Monte Meier nearly retired after the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games. But, feeling like he was still at the top of his game, Meier came back and competed in his fourth Games in Torino in 2006; Vancouver will mark his fifth Paralympic Winter Games; Vancouver marked his fifth Paralympic Winter Games.

Meier collected podium finishes in three out of four disciplines at the 2008 National Championships (Super G, giant slalom, slalom) and was a consistent presence in the top-15 during the 2007-2008 World Cup season.

Meier wasn't a skier when he lost his right leg in a garden-tilling accident at age 8. However, he did start skiing the next winter and after graduating from high school, where wrestling was his favorite sport and skiing was a part time activity. He then joined the racing program at Afton Alps. He's a three-tracker - one leg and outriggers (skis on the bottom of his poles). After winning three medals at the 1992 Canadian Nationals, he was named to the ‘93 Ski Team. He picked off his first Paralympic medal the next year (bronze, slalom in Lillehammer).

In addition to ski racing, Meier enjoys biking, golfing, fishing and bow hunting.

Major Achievements:

  • 2010: Eighth place, slalom – Paralympic Games, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2008: Second place, slalom – The Hartford Ski Spectacular, Breckenridge, Colorado
  • 2006: Eighth place, slalom; 17th place, downhill and Super G – Paralympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy
  • 2005: First place, slalom – IPC World Cup, Klosters, Switzerland
  • 2005: Second place overall in slalom World Cup points (three top-3 finishes)
  • 2005: Gold medal, slalom - The Hartford Championships
  • 2004: Bronze medal, slalom - World Championships
  • 2002: First place overall -  World Cup slalom (2 wins)
  • 2002: Silver medal, slalom; fifth place, downhill; eighth place, Super G - Paralympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2000: Silver medal, slalom; bronze medal, giant slalom; eighth place, Super G; ninth place, downhill - World Championships
  • 1998: Gold medal, slalom; silver medal, giant slalom; 14th place, downhill - Paralympic Winter Games, Nagano, Japan