Wanaka’s three Winter Paralympians will bring home four medals silver and two bronzes from Beijing.
Competition closed last weekend, with Adam Hall winning his second bronze medal of the games and the fifth Paralympics medal of his career in the men’s standing classification.
Corey Peters won a gold and silver for his competition in the men’s sitski classification, bringing his career total to four.
First time Paralympian Aaron Ewen finished a creditable ninth in his last event in the men’s slalom sitski competition.
Hall said the challenging conditions made his last runs in the standing slalom a less than perfect experience.
“The snow conditions have changed quite a lot over the last couple of days. It was a matter of getting down the best that I could and fight all the way to the finish,” he said.
He previously won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games and bronze and gold at the 2018 Games.
Peters was nominated by his team mates to carry the New Zealand flag at the closing ceremony after winning a gold medal on the first day of the games, in the men’s downhill sitting, following up within 24 hours with a silver in the men’s super-G sitting.
“It’s been a magical experience for me to come here and win the gold for New Zealand.
“Getting the silver as well was the icing on the cake.
“This is my third Paralympic Games and also the third time I have had the honour and privilege of being the flag bearer for the closing ceremony.”
Ewen saved his best for last and displayed solid handling of bumpy and softening snow.
He said he was “stoked” to finish his races and “finish on a good note, too.”
His passion for snowsports was born after his friends took him to Mt Ruapehu for a ski lesson.
“I was thrilled to find skiing gives me the same kind of feeling as riding my bike over rough stuff.”
Other team members were chef de mission Jane Stevens, and coaches Ben Adams and Scott Palmer.