- Bronze medal - 2003 Giant Slalom World Championships
- 3-time Olympian ('94, '02 & '06)
- 7-time National Champion
Born in Buffalo, New York, Erik began skiing at the age of 2 at Kissing Bridge ski area. He became a member of the U.S. Ski team the age of 18 after winning the National GS and SL Championship titles. But five years later, after competing in the 1994 Winter Olympics and multiple World Cup races, an unfortunate injury forced him to leave the US Ski team and pursue a career on the World Pro Ski Tour. This fulfilled his competitive spirit and passion for skiing but he still had dreams of returning to the World Cup.
1999 was the start of his comeback to alpine ski racing. By 2000 he was once again a member of the US Ski Team, the first skier to ever come back after injury and regain their position. With his renewed sense of desire and drive came career best results. He soon stunned the world with an amazing come from behind 3rd place finish at the 2003 World Championship Giant Slalom. He competed at the 1994, 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games and had career best top 15 finishes in both GS and Slalom events. The end of the 2008 season marked his final World Cup races with the US Ski Team.
Now living in Park City, Utah with his wife (Olympic Gold medalist) Summer Sanders and their two kids, Erik continues to share his experiences and passion for skiing through a variety of events and races. He looks forward to skiing with you during your next Best of Both ski trip or event.
Erik is available upon request for other dates, locations and events if his ‘Upcoming Trips’ do not meet your needs.