Walters, Erika- Biography
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Birth date: 11-7-91
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:
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.
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.