- Born: 26 years ago
- Hometown: Dunedin
- Northern Base: Winter Park
Adam Hall 's Bio
Adam thrives on a constant diet of winter - his recipe for turning adversity into triumph. The Dunedin-born ski champion now lives back-to-back winters, racing on the World Cup circuit alongside the very best athletes and coaches in the world.
A member of the New Zealand Disabled Ski Team since 2005, Adam has twice represented New Zealand at the Paralympics in Italy and Canada, taking the gold medal in standing slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Since then he’s continued to dominate in the world of Paralympic skiing and recently took gold in both slalom and Super Combined at the World Cup finals.
Diagnosed at birth with spina bifida - a disability that typically leaves sufferers in a wheelchair - Adam says he’s "lucky" because he is mobile and able to walk. Adam began skiing at age six and switched to snowboarding at age nine. He admits to being a snowboarder at heart, but switched back to skiing in order to compete in the Paralympics in 2006. Adam has twice been named NZ Snowsports Adaptive Skier of the Year, and received the ultimate accolade of NZ Snowsports Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2012. In 2011, he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZOM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to sport.