Quick Facts

Acquired brain injury and below knee amputee
How acquired
Motorcycle accident
Date of Birth
May 4, 1972
Bonny Hills, NSW
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Games Experience

Sochi 2014


Vision impaired skiers and snowboarders

Career Highlights

Being alive and able to snowboard

Greatest Moment

Relearning to play all my sports again at 40-years-old


In 2011, Para-snowboarder Trent Milton lost his lower leg and injured his brain in a traumatic motorcycle accident. For the keen sportsman who was a regular surfer, snowboarder, stand up paddle boarder, motor-cross and mountain biker, the injuries were devastating.

Para-snowboard was added to the Paralympic winter program in 2012 and with an already existing love for the snow and snowboarding, Trent leapt at the opportunity to pursue it with the goal of competing at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.

Coached by snowboard specialist Peter Higgins, Trent worked hard and used snowboarding as a rehabilitation tool. Just 18 months after his accident, he made his international debut and recorded fifth and sixth place finishes to lift his world ranking inside the top 20.

Trent felt that simply making his first Paralympic Team for Sochi was a major milestone in his recovery and during the Games relished the opportunity before him. He finished 20th in the snowboard cross, and although he says the results didn’t go his way, representing his country and people with a physical impairment was a great honour.

He believes just being alive and fortunate enough to be able to snowboard is his career highlight and lists relearning how to do his old adventure sports post-accident as the hardest and greatest thing he has ever done.

Trent loves going to the beach and embarrassing able-bodied surfers out in the waves, and admires vision impaired skiers and snowboarders for their courage on the slopes.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Snowboarding Disciplines: Para-snowboard Classification: SB-LL