Introducing ADL Ambassador & Current American Downhiller Erik Arvidsson

Erik Arvidsson is on the rise and he could use our help. We first met Erik in the Spring of 2021 at Worthy Burgers in South Royalton, Vermont. He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was a rookie on the US Ski Team. A chance meeting with ADL Member Tyson Rich connected him with the club. Two seasons later and Erik has worked his way up the World Cup rankings finishing 6x in the top 30 last season, along with a 9th place in the combined and 17th in the Men’s Downhill at the 2023 FIS ALPINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

A Skier’s Life – James Evans

I grew up in the era of “Straight Skis”- pre-shaped era, they were generally longer… a Plus!   With just a slight sidecut, my first ‘package ski set’ was Gresvig Super’s 205cm with lift cable bindings and screw in edges (mid-60’s.) A couple seasons later I was totally into Skiing. I splurged and bought my first main line skis, a pair of Head GS (black tops with yellow engraving & sidewalls! Oh, and the price was only $148.50!!)  At the time, I thought they were the absolute coolest skis ever.