Kimberley Joines, para-alpine skiing

Kimberley Joines is a 22-time IPC World Cup winner. (Courtesy Canadian Paralympic Committee)

One of the world’s best female sit-skiers, Kimberly Joines is a two-time IPC world champion, 22-time
IPC World Cup winner and a Paralympic bronze medallist. Joines, who suffered a spinal cord
injury in a terrain park accident, returned to competition in 2011-12 after recovering
from a serious injury that ruled her out of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

After battling back from several other injuries, Joines, who was born in Edmonton and lives in Rossland, B.C., hopes to improve on her bronze medal from Turin at the Sochi 2006 Winter Paralympic Games. The 33-year-old, who currently
specializes in technical events, is the true picture of determination – when it counts, she always grits her teeth and gets things done.

When Joines isn’t racing, she can still be found on the slopes hitting powder in her sit-ski. She is an avid foodie and enjoys cooking (likely something spicy!), camping, gardening and spending time in the mountains.

(Courtesy Canadian Paralympic Committee)