Melissa has been legally blind since birth and has less than 5% of her vision. To race mountain courses she works with Christian Geiger who's been her coach for the last three years. When skiing downhill Melissa can reach speeds of over 100 kms per hour. Her next big achievement is the 2018 Paralympics where she will be contesting five Alpine skiing disciplines. The whole of the Southern Highlands wishes her luck and hopes she achieves her goals in South Korea.