Cary Adgate, Ambassador of Skiing
Cary started racing at Boyne Mountain in 1961 and refined his skills under Austrian instructor, Martin Burger, of Othmar Schneider's Boyne Mountain Ski School.
Ironically, just a few years later in 1973, Adgate's name was to be etched on the most prestigious award in North American ski racing, the Roch Cup at Aspen, Colorado - alongside that of Schneider's predecessor at Boyne Mountain, Stein Eriksen, and other ski racing greats like Jean-Claude Killy, Buddy Werner, Billy Kidd, and Jimmy Heuga.
From there, Adgate went on to:
- Represent the USA in two Olympics - Innsbruck 1976 & Lake Placid 1980
- Win six U.S. National Championship titles
- Achieve rank as high as 3rd in the world on the FIS points list
- Score five Top 5 World Cup race placings
- Win the U.S. Pro Tour's 1984 U.S. Professional Championships
- Become the most accomplished Michigan ski racer to date
Following a few years of caring for a young family and enjoying other sports, Cary's excitement about snow skiing returned in a big way in 2002, and he gives two simple reasons:
- FAMILY "My kids are now experiencing the thrill and freedom that I fell in love with forty years ago - and that thrills me."
- FUN "The new skis, technical gear, and high-speed lifts have put the joy back in skiing - I am arcing better turns, feeling far fewer aches and pains, and grinning more grins than I ever have."
What is an "Ambassador of Skiing"? Cary Adgate promotes public awareness of the great recreational and competitive programs that Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands offer. Additionally, he serves in an advisory capacity to several departments of the BOYNE operation and is involved as a guest coach with BOYNE's various race training and competition programs.