Melanie Schwartz

Melanie who is from Toronto, Ontario, started skiing at a young age and is relatively new to racing but has already demonstrated growing talent and a strong ambition to succeed.

A member of the Canadian Para-Alpine Development Ski Team since 2008, Melanie finished 13th in the ladies standing category her first IPC World Cup start during the 2009 IPC World Cup finals in Whistler, BC.  She also won her first IPC Nor-Am cup in Kimberly, BC in Super-G.  Schwartz finished second at the 2009 Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Championships in Sun Peaks, BC in the slalom event.  Melanie finished fourteenth in both Slalom and Super-G, thirteenth in Giant Slalom and eleventh in Super Combined at the Vancouver Paralympic Games.

Melanie has Bachelor of Computer Science degree and is currently working full-time as a software quality assurance analyst. An active volunteer in her community, she teaches skiing to children with a disability and is the first adaptive skier to earn Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) level 1 certification.  For more about Melanie, visit


Games Sport Event Result
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Standing - Women 13
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super Combined - Standing - Women 10