My name is Adam U and I've devoted my life to the pursuit of Fun. I started this pursuit in the mountains of California and since then, I've raced on the telemark World Cup circuit, competed in freeskiing contests, and coordinated expeditions on five continents. Over the past decade or so, stories and images of my travels have been published in most of the major ski magazine on the planet. I am driven to explore as many new mountain ranges as possible and skiing is a perfect way to do that.
Date of Birth: Jan 10, 1981
Where were you born: San Francisco, CA
Current Location: Mt. Baker, WA
Hobbies: Surfing, mountain biking, writing and recording offensive songs
Motto: Have fun
Discipline: Free and fixed heel skier
Favorite SCARPA product: TX-comp and TX-pro. I've also been running around in the same pair of Zen approach shoes since 2007.
What other SCARPA product do you use: I use the Freedom SL and Maestrale RS on occasion as well as Manhattans for kicking around town.
Your biggest influence growing up: As a skier, my biggest influences were adventurers like Rene Crawshaw, Carl Skoog, John Falkiner, and racers like Reid Sabin and Ken Lucas.
What age did you start skiing: I started skiing at 17.
How would you describe your style: Flow, ease, speed, air.
What can't you live without: Other things come first but possession-wise, it'd be my instruments.
What keeps you motivated: The next ridge, the next storm, the next line, the next season.
If you could be a super hero who: Any of the ones that can fly.
Guilty pleasure song: "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson, "Believe" by Cher, or anything off the Spice Girls' first album.
Strangest medical issue: Peeing out of my ass in Kenya thanks to accidentally drinking water contaminated by hippo shit.
Favorite junk food: Chocolate covered old-fashioned donuts.
Favorite post-activity drink: Fizzy water.
Best excuse to skip training: Everything I do is cross training for everything else. There is no specific "training".
Go-to dance move: If listening to reggae then "Running backwards, mon!" Otherwise, the "Molly Ringwald".
Favorite ice cream: Anything as long as it's NOT vanilla or mint chocolate chip.
Coffee or tea: I'll sip on whatever Tess is drinking.
What do you do on off days: Make music, walk the dog, surf, bike, play nerdy games.
Last movie to make you cry: The Hobbit. I can't believe I wasted $14 and three hours of my life on that piece of crap.
Favorite classic movie: I can quote all the classics and will bust out context-specific quotes on a regular basis. "There can('t) be only one! "<-Highlander
What's on your ipod: Music with instruments, not music that's programmed.
Hidden talent/party trick: Writing classic songs on the fly. I only wish I could remember them.
What kind of car do you drive: Beater 1997 Subaru Legacy wagon w/ 220k miles.
Personal Blog: I share Coreshot with a few friends.
Personal Website: Adam U
Instagram: I'm happily still using a flip phone.