Abbas is the Pakistan’s first skier to represent Pakistan in the Winter Olympic Games 2010 as he competes in men’s giant slalom held in Vancouver, Canada. There he finished 79th out of 103 skiers.
The British Columbia Hall of Fame was founded in 1966 by a group of sport minded persons with a solo aim to honour British Columbia’s outstanding teams, athletes and builders of sport.
The disticntion has been given to Pakistani skier, conveiging the visitors his humble origin and simple yet hardworking story.
Abbas, 26, representing Pakistan’s less developed area of Naltar valley located in Gilgit-Baltistan. He currently represents the PAF in national events and had a passion for skiing for which his father crafted the first pair of his ski gear out of wood.