Para sport is a term that describes sport offered as part of the Paralympic Movement. There are 31 Para sports recognised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), of which 6 winter Para sports are currently contested at the Paralympic Games.

Para sport offers people with an eligible impairment, opportunities to be involved in a sporting pathway from grassroots through to elite Para sport, representing their country at the highest level, including the Paralympic Games.

The next Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing, China from the 4 – 13 March 2022. Since the Geilo 1980 Paralympic Winter Games, New Zealand has won a total of 221 Paralympic medals including 31 at Paralympic Winter Games.