Tim Farr
British Disabled Ski Team
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“I was looking outside of myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time” 
Anna Freud (1895-1982)

Been air lifted from Les deux alps

First trip to Winter Park

Tim Farr is a 2010 Winter Paralympian, sports enthusiast and adventurer. In March 2004, whilst on a university ski trip in France his life was changed in an instant.


Not landing correctly from a jump, Tim broke the 1st lumbar vertebra in his back, which left him paralysed from the waist down.


‘Being told you will never walk again is something you never think you will hear. I knew life would go on, but I wasn’t sure what kind of life it would be.’


After adapting to life in a wheelchair, within a year of breaking his back  incredibly Tim was skiing again thanks to the support of Back Up.


Tim went on to compete with the British Disabled Ski Team for 8 years, competing at the highest level and around the world. It was a relatively quick transition from recreational skier to dedicated athlete. He was a member of the Paraympics GB team participating in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Paralympics, and competed in three world championships and other leading competitions. Injuries after Vancouver hampered his progress in the build up to Sochi and Tim retired from competative skiing just before the Sochi Paralympics.


Tim was part of the Channel 4 team as a TV Pundit for Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics. He now works as a corporate fundraiser for Back Up the Charity that first supported him.