Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 10:05 am | Blog

Sochi Gold

Sochi Gold

It sure is crazy to come to terms that it is now less than 8 months now until the 2014 Winter Paralympics which will take place in the mountains of Sochi Russia. Time sure does fly. Almost 4 years ago since that great campaign at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver, Canada on the Slopes of whistler. So much has happened since. Both off snow and on snow.

I along with the rest of my team, sponsors family and supporters are extremely excited in what the next 236 days have installed. Everything has started to get pretty serious and has been now since my return from the Northern Hemisphere in April, as we amp up everything and gain our momentum leading into our 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games Campaign.

It has been a great start to the season all over New Zealand, So good I don’t know if I can remember the conditions being as good as they are as I get into my 19th domestic season. My season is already in full swing. I have trained extremely hard since my return from the states in preparation for the buildup to the games. I think it is fair to say that I am in the best shape I have ever been during a New Zealand Winter season and boarder line to the best condition I have ever been in during my career. It’s also exciting times as we fine tune and shine up all my equipment. With all the technology and innovation which I have been fortunate enough to have so much support by such an awesome team of people in this area to help me keep skiing in a more efficient way without any weird angles, aggressive forces on my body/joints

My coach arrived almost a couple of weeks ago and there has been no mucking around at all. Lots of planning, preparing, and making sure we know exactly what is it that we need to do and execute to be success full in Sochi, Russia. Again all pretty exciting but when we sit down and look at how many days we have it is pretty cool or scary depending on how you look at it. It is pretty simple everything we do counts the secret is knowing exactly what it is we need to do and in the sport of skiing racing at the end of the day a lot of the time you are only looking at shaving tenths and hundredths of seconds.

As I along with the rest of my team, sponsors,  and supporters work hard over the next 236 days as we build strong towards our campaign I hope you can follow, enjoy and join in on my journey as we work our butts off to achieve what it is that our hard work deserves. Remembering that every turn I make, every run I make, every bite I take, every second, every minute, every hour, week and month will count.

This season I will be competing at the 2013 Winter Games here in my own back mountains. I will be competing in a total of 4 events in which all will be a world cup. A pretty special moment for Adaptive skiing and its profile in New Zealand.

I would also like to thanks all my sponsors, supporters and Family from all over the globe for your hard work, dedication and commitment in helping me succeed at the highest level possible. Without all your positive attitude and willingness to help I simply wouldn’t be able to do what I do. I really do appreciate it.


  1. Cathy Says:

    Hi Adam
    Good luck and best wishes in Sochi

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