Erik Arvidsson joins the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team for his 6th season. Some of Arvidsson’s top skiing results include an 8th place in the Saalbach downhill World Cup, 14th place at the Aspen super-G, and a 16th place at the Bormio downhill. Prior to the team, Arvidsson raced for Middlebury College on the EISA NCAA circuit. Arvidsson is the 2016 World Junior Downhill Champion, and a 2018 NCAA First Team All-American. Arvidsson’s top goals include top 30 and top 15 World Cup finishes.
Arvidsson comes from a very athletic family, his father is a former Olympic swimmer and NCAA champion. Arvidsson’s brother is an NCAA team champion at the University of California Berkeley for swimming. When he's not skiing, he's mountain biking, camping, floating, and making/drinking coffee. One of Arvidsson’s favorite mottos is “Every day is an opportunity to get a little bit better. It's a marathon not a sprint!”
Fun fact about Arvidsson, he also speaks Swedish!
"My goals for this season are to climb into the top 30 in the World Cup Start List in DH or SG, and to make it to the Olympics."
8 Things You Didn't Know About Erik Arvidsson
- 1. Erik's favorite memory as a competitor is winning the Middlebury College Carnival team title his sophomore year of college.
- 2. Top 3 Career Accomplishments: 1) 8th Place Saalbach, Austria World Cup 2021, 2) 2016 World Junior Champion, 3) 2018 NCAA First Team All-American
- 3. Erik's most notable life accomplishment is earning a Bachelors Degree in History from Middlebury College.
- 4. A couple of things he wants the world to know: 1) he doesn't know how to whistle, he listens to punk rock before ski races.
- 5. If Erik could choose one actor to play him in a biographical movie, it would be "Ryan Gosling, because he's incredibly sexy."
- 6. His favorite athlete and role model growing up is Steve Nyman. Now, he is his teammate: "his work ethic, dedication, and willingness to help younger athletes is unmatched." Erik still has a poster of Steve on his wall at his parents house...
- 7. When he's not skiing, he's mountain biking, camping, floating, and making/drinking coffee. He also speaks Swedish!
- 8. Post-skiing, Erik would love to transition into a role with one of his equipment sponsors. "If I am skiing for much longer I would also love to get an MBA during the offseason."