Name: Thomas Walsh
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Event(s): Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined
Classification: LW4
Height: 5-4
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: Ski and Snowboard Club Vail
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2018, 2022), one-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver)
  • Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, silver (giant slalom), 4th (super combined), 6th (slalom), 15th (super-G)
  • Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, 5th (slalom), 7th (giant slalom), 13th (super-G)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2023 - 12th (downhill)
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023
  • Medals: 2 (2 bronzes)
  • Bronze – 2019 (giant slalom, super combined)
  • Other Finishes: 2023 – 4th (alpine combined), 10th (super-G), 12th (downhill); 2021 – 4th (super combined), 11th (downhill)
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.