Walters, Erika- Profile

  • November 10, 2008

US Team Member: 2008-2011 Seasons

Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO
Birthplace: Colorado
Birth Year: 1991
Education: Colorado School of Mines

USTSA Team Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue, CW-X Conditioning Wear, Saucer Wax, Smartwool Socks, Scarpa, Back Country Access

Personal Sponsors:  Mountain Hardwear, my parents

My Skiing History: I started alpine skiing as soon as I could walk and took up alpine racing shortly after. I joined the Steamboat telemark team about four years ago (when the team primarily consisted of Lorin Paley and myself), and have been teleing ever since!

My Goals and Motivation: I am in it for the free t-shirts at the events.

Why do I Telemark Race?
It is fun and challenging. At first, I will admit, I started telemarking to get better at alpine, but it was a lot more fun, so now it is all I do!

Interesting Facts about Myself:lovely pic taken by david hobbes. nice protographing.
I enjoy long walks on short beaches.
My favorite vegetable is zucchini, and my favorite part of the tele turn is the top, right before diving into the powder.
I dislike salmon colored clothing, hamsters, and the number 17.
My pickup truck’s name is Amadou, and, once, I watched my coach crash through a snowboard gate on skate skis.

Competition Results:

National GS and Classic Champion
2nd overall in Nationals
Several top 10s in Norway WCs

I finished in 4th place overall at US National Championships.
I got several top 15s at World Cup races as well as a top ten in Norway World Cups.

I had a 3rd place finish at at Nationals.
At the World Cup finals in Vermont , I got a couple top tens.