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The Skier Who Does It All: Duncan Adams

03/10/2011

He’s the nephew of SIA Board Member, Mike Adams, GM of Atomic and the son of industry veteran, Charlie Adams, formerly with Dynastar and Level Gloves – Duncan Adams is among the world’s most versatile skiers.

While his big-mountain and halfpipe peers spend almost all their time on one discipline, Adams, 18, continues to pursue two. Last year, he made the cover of Powder Magazine, captured while filleting an Alaskan spine at age 16 for Level 1 Productions. In January, he took fourth in Winter X Superpipe, an eye-opening result sandwiched between a pair of top-10 finishes on the Dew Tour. And two weeks ago, he competed in the qualifiers for the Freeskiing World Tour at Kirkwood, Calif. When he spoke with us, the Breckenridge, Colo., resident was fresh off a heli-skiing trip to Telluride and about to start finalizing his run for Euro X.

Duncan Adams is among the world’s most versatile skiers. While his big-mountain and halfpipe peers spend almost all their time on one discipline, Adams, 18, continues to pursue two. Last year, he made the cover of Powder Magazine, captured while filleting an Alaskan spine at age 16 for Level 1 Productions. In January, he took fourth in Winter X Superpipe, an eye-opening result sandwiched between a pair of top-10 finishes on the Dew Tour. And two weeks ago, he competed in the qualifiers for the Freeskiing World Tour at Kirkwood, Calif.

When he spoke with us, the Breckenridge, Colo., resident was fresh off a heli-skiing trip to Telluride and about to start finalizing his run for Euro X. Read On…