Another product of the famed Squaw Valley Ski Team, Erik Arvidsson has been on the U.S. Ski Team radar since winning the combined and slalom titles at the 2012 J2 National Championships. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
The first event of the U.S. Alpine Championships kicked off Sunday in Aspen, CO where hometown favorite Wiley Maple and Breezy Johnson won downhill national titles.
Junior World Downhill Champion Erik Arvidsson was the lone American to finish in Thursday’s giant slalom, landing in 14th.
This is a team that is destined to have success after Erik Arvidsson led a record four Americans into the top 10 at the World Junior Championships.
he 2015 super G National Champion Drew Duffy grabbed his second straight top-11 finish today to lead the way for the Americans.
The next generation of ski racers kicked off the FIS Junior World Ski Championships on Saturday, with American Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) snagging a huge win in the downhill.
The road to Sochi looks slightly different but not any less promising in 2016 as the 2014 Olympic Games venue plays host to the 2016 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships.
Americans put on a strong showing during NorAms at Lake Louise and Panorama, with B, C and D Team members grabbing podiums in tech and speed events.
Drew Duffy and Erik Arvidsson are two promising up-and-coming athletes on the U.S. Ski Team. Both started racing as kids and have gone on to build résumés that most junior racers only dream about. We sat down for a Q&A to get to know the two guys.
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Another West Coaster, Erik Arvidsson cut his teeth with Bear Valley Ski Education Foundation and continued his racing developement with the Squaw Valley Ski Team. It didn't take long before he was on the U.S. Ski Team radar. Winning the combined and slalom titles at the 2012 J2 National Championships helped. The event was upgraded for the 2014 season into the U18 National Champs and Arvidsson did not dissapoint, nabbing another slalom title. He also finished sixth in both downhill and super G to show some versatility to his game. A couple of NorAm top 20s and some solid FIS results earned him an invitation to the U.S. Development Team for the 2015 season.
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