About Me


Adam Barwood

D.O.B.                   30th July, 1992

Hometown:           Queenstown, New Zealand

Height:                 185cm  (6’1”)

Weight:                 82kgs  (180lbs approx)

Equipment:           Volkl Skis, Dalbello Boots & Marker Bindings, Komperdell            Poles, Shred Helmet & Goggles, XTM Gloves, One Studio Race Wear,  Merrell 

My career in ski racing began at Coronet Peak in 2001 with a school holiday program learning to ski, then weekends, to where I am now a full time athlete. I have also spent time training at Cardrona and Treble Cone.  For many years summers have been spent in the northern hemisphere continuing the training and racing.   This has been in Europe, Canada and the USA.  For the northern hemisphere winter season, training usually starts in Colorado until Christmas then to Europe through to early April.  I participated in the Olympics in Sochi, Russia February 2014 and Pyeongchang, South Korea in February 2018. World Ski Championships at Schladming, Austria in 2013 as well as Beaver Creek, Colorado in 2015, St Moritz, Switzerland 2017, and Are, Sweden 2019.

I am proud to represent New Zealand at the highest level of alpine skiing and I have been a member of the New Zealand National Ski Team since 2009.

Contact –  email:   adam-live7@hotmail.com      

Racing at Coronet Peak, New Zealand 2018

garmischwcgs 28jan18

World Cup, Garmisch Germany

Super G – Sugarloaf, USA

World Ski Champs

World Ski Champs, Vail Colorado. 2015

GS race 19 Feb

GS race 19 Feb 2014, Sochi


20 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey I’m a huge fan,and at the moment for homework I have to write a profile about an athlete at the Winter Olympics.What would your favourite thing to do when not skiing be? Thanks and good luck with the rest of the Olympics! 🙂

    • Hey Heather, thanks for your message. When not skiing I would enjoy just relaxing with some friends or maybe doing some mountain biking. Hope the project goes well. Cheers Adam

    • Hi Chloe,
      I had my appendix out when I was 12 :)….. I don’t like tomato or anchovies, I love chocolate and anzac biscuits. I love the beach but unfortunately I don’t get much of a chance to get to one as I tend to have an ongoing winter.
      Hope this helps haha

  2. Hi Adam. My name is Caitlin and I have just read all your achievements and you are very successful. I, like many others, have picked you for my project because I think you are extraordinary. Good Luck In your up coming events. Caitlin 🙂

    • Hi Caitlin,

      Sorry about the late reply – it’s been a bit hectic finishing the Olympics and getting back to Austria for more training and races. Thanks for your comments, I was pretty happy with my results for my first Olympics – hope your project is going well

    • Hi Taylor,

      Sorry about the late reply – it’s been a bit hectic finishing the Olympics and getting back to Austria for more training and races.
      To prepare for the Olympics is the same preparation for all racing and training with regards to food. It is important to get enough volume into my body each day because of the amount of energy I burn, especially during races. On race days, we try and have a high carbohydrate meal with some kind of protein the night before such as a pasta dish with meat and salad or veges and then for breakfast, food that creates energy for longer is good. Things like porridge, muesli, yoghurt, eggs on toast (and a combination of all of these) is a good start. It is important to replenish the energy during the day so snacks on things like peanut butter sandwiches, nuts, bananas…. are good. It is also really important to stay hydrated as we loose a lot of moisture during the day . Hope this helps. Good luck with the project

  3. Hi Adam,

    My name is Martin, and I am a 13-year-old student living in Auckland, and my school project was to do a sports profile on a member of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Today, I have two questions for you. The first is, At what point in your life did you commit yourself to your sport?. And the second is, What sacrifices have you made throughout your life to get where you are today?. I hope you reply.

    From a huge fan of yours,
    ~ Martin

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