Byron began skiing at the age of two, initially training as a ski racer but soon finding his true calling in the new disciplines of freeski slopestyle and halfpipe.
Byron suffered an ACL injury in 2011 which kept him out of competition for the entire 2011-2012 Northern Hemisphere season. However, the 2012-2013 Northern Hemisphere season saw Byron make a convincing come-back to competition with some impressive results.
In December 2012 Byron landed the best run of his life to claim second place in the Men’s Freeski Superpipe event at the prestigious Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, USA.
An encouraging fourth place at the World Cup halfpipe contest in Russia in February 2013 – the test event for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games – signalled that Byron Wells was truly back on track with the goal of a podium result in Sochi in 2014 within his sights.
When he's not competing overseas, Byron is based in Wanaka and when he's not on skis he's off flying helicopters, surfing, riding motorcycles or playing the guitar.