World-class skiing and snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Adam Dowell

Nickname: Radam
Age: 27
Home Town: Jackson Hole, WY
Sponsors: Billabong, Lamar, Smith, Drop, Bluebird, Remind Insoles, The Levitation Project, Liberty Boardshop, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Bio: In the simplest terms, my heart and spirit live in the Rocky Mountains, namely the Tetons. I was born and raised in Jackson Hole and couldn't be happier to still call it home. I've always been an athlete growing up, playing pretty much all the major sports, but hockey was my favorite. I played for 12 years. I skied at a young age, but in 3rd grade a man came into my mom's barber shop and gave her a check to buy me a snowboard because all my siblings were snowboarders, and at the time, my brother Brodi Dowell was a professional. I always loved riding but hockey was my focus, until middle school when i decided to take a break from the early practices and tournaments every weekend and just snowboard, not answering to any coaches or anyone telling me what to do. I loved it, and haven't played a game of hockey since. The freedom of snowboarding is indescribable, constantly creating new lines, tricks, or whatever you want. Once i knew that snowboarding was my focus and that I was fairly good at it, I linked up with older crews of snowboards who showed me the ropes of the mountains and the backcountry. My leaders were people like Lance Pitman, Brian Iguchi, Willie Mcmillon, Rich Goodwin and Travis Rice. So, the heavy influence of these powder masters definitely shaped my riding and has molded me into what i am today. I spent some time doing contests as well but decided my niche was filming in the backcountry. The exploration and solidarity of the mountains is where my soul will always stay.

Check out Adam in Season 1, episodes 2, 7, 8 and Season 2 episode 4 of Prospecting Idaho.