But Gallagher insists the medals beginning to flow her way pale into insignificance when compared to her desire to provide an inspiration for partially-sighted youngsters to take up and enjoy the sport.
"I never dreamed I could be a full-time ski racer and from the start my parents were naturally apprehensive of involving me in any activities that other kids are able to take for granted," she said.
"So it would mean such a lot to me if my success could help provide a role model for the parents of some other visually-impaired little girl to see me and think, 'there's no reason why my child shouldn't do this'.
"Seeing the ability rather than the disability is the important thing. When Charlotte and I win medals at the World Championships and are up there with the best, our success is making people realise what is possible."
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