Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall is an established force on the world stage. The Dunedin-born ski champion thrives on a constant diet of winter, racing on the World Cup circuit alongside the very best Para athletes and coaches in the world. A member of the Cardrona NZ National Adaptive Ski Team since 2005, Adam splits his training base between Winter Park in the USA and Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand.
Diagnosed at birth with spina bifida, 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 Paralympic Winter Games in 2006.
Adam has represented New Zealand four times at the Paralympic Games in Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018, taking the gold medal in standing slalom at both the PyeongChang 2018 and Vancouver 2010 Paralympics.
Adam has long been recognised as a specialist in the technical disciplines but in recent years has also achieved top results in the speed disciplines. In 2016 Adam won gold medals in Downhill as well as the Slalom at the World Cup finals in Aspen and finished the season ranked third overall in the world for men’s standing Super-G and Downhill Standing. The 2017 season started with a bang as Adam won a bronze medal at the 2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in Italy.
At the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics Adam received the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award, given to only two Paralympians who best embody the spirit of the Paralympic movement, and is the only New Zealander ever to have received it. In 2011, Adam was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZOM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to sport.
Key international events include:
Northern Hemisphere season 2018/19