Tyler Walker

Exploring The World By Hand

About Tyler

Tyler grew up in Franconia, New Hampshire where he developed a great appreciation of the outdoors, especially the mountains. Born without functional use of his legs, he has spent a lifetime adapting to a world filled with obstacles. Finding a passion for ski racing, Tyler competed for the United States for 15 seasons as a member of the US Paralympic Alpine Ski Team. During that time he traveled around the world, pushing the boundaries of adaptive skiing and racing. Tyler competed in the 2006 Torino, 2010 Vancouver, 2014 Sochi and 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games. Achieving many World Cup podiums and titles along the way, including winning the overall World Cup title in 2014, it would take his 4th trip to the Paralympics to earn two silver medals in giant slalom and slalom. Tyler also competed in the Winter X-Games Monoskier-X event, winning gold three times. During his career he found time to attend the University of New Hampshire and earn a dual degree in Geography and International Affairs. At the end of the 2018 season he retired from competitive skiing in order to pursue other career opportunities. Tyler also speaks to corporate and school groups about his experiences in life and competition, passing on lessons learned over a long and often arduous career.

Recent Blog Posts

Sweden

Sweden’s heartland, a vast expanse of farmland dotted with clusters of red and white farmhouses, filters past the passenger window of Simon’s red Volkswagen. The sun-scorched, water-starved fields of grain haven’t experienced rain in an unusual amount of time and the...

In The Start House

Nothing prepares you for the moment when you are in the start house getting ready launch out of the gate for the second run, knowing you have a lead of at least a second over the second fastest guy in the first run. The race in question being the giant slalom of the...

Training in Saas-Fee

The first on-snow training camp of the season is complete. We spent almost three weeks on two glaciers in Europe. The first stop was in Hintertux, Austria which I have written about in detail in a previous post. This session focused on getting a feel for the snow...