9 - 18 March 2018 (KST)

25 AUGUST - 6 SEPT 2020 (JST)

4 - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

Name Adam Hall
Sport Para alpine skiing
Date of Birth
9 October 1987
Coach Ben Adams
Resides Wanaka
Occupation Paralympian
Classification LW1
Impairment (Disability)
Loss of muscle power (Spina Bifida)
Paralympian #
158 - Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010 and Torino 2006

Major International Results
2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships Bronze - Men's Slalom Standing
2016 Para Alpine Skiing Race Series 1st - Men's Slalom Standing
1st - Men's Super-G Standing
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup (La Molina) 2nd & 3rd - Men's Slalom Standing
  Europa Cup (Austria) 3rd - Men's Slalom & Super Combined Standing
2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games 4th - Men's Super Combined Standing
4th - Men's Super G Standing
7th - Men's Slalom Standing
 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games  Gold - Men's Slalom Standing

World Rankings (as at 20 February 2017)
Men's Downhill Standing 2
Men's Super G Standing 7
Men's Slalom Standing 9
Men's Super Combined Standing 10


Vancouver 2010 Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall continues to make his presence felt 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 three times at the Paralympic Games in Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, taking the gold medal in standing slalom at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics. Since then he’s continued to dominate in the world of Para alpine skiing.

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. The 2017 season started with a bang as Adam won a bronze medal at the 2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in Italy. 

Adam will continue to focus as he works towards selection for his fourth Paralympic Games that will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea in March 2018. 

Adam has twice been named Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year, and received the ultimate accolade of being named Snow Sports NZ Overall 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. In 2013 Adam was named Senior Sportsman of the Year at the Central Otago Sports Awards.

Key international events include:

PyeongChang Test Events - 8 to 13 March 2017


Classification means...

Sport Class LW 1:

This sport class is allocated to Para-Skiers with an impairment that strongly affects both legs, for example an above knee amputation of both legs or significant muscle weakness in both legs.



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