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Eric Hjorleifson - Freeride Team International

Eric’s ...
...... first experiences in the sport?

Just before my second birthday, Banff Mt Norquay, I honestly don't have any recollection of my first time on snow, I was too young, haha!

...... favorite DYNAFIT gear?

Currently the TLT 5 performance, that will change once the Vulcan becomes available in my size! I have also been skiing the Radical FT 12 everyday this season so far.

...... Personal Data

Professional Skier, Freerider, Ski Builder & Product Consultant

...... biggest dream in life?

Last seasons trip to Meager Creek with MSP was pretty much the best trip I could imagine. Camping at natural hot springs surrounded by some of the most spectacular peaks of the Southern coast of BC, coated with huge stable snow pack and having a heli available to access the best lines possible. Skiing a line of the summit of Meager peak was a highlight of my career for sure, it took all the skill and experience I have developed over the past 10 years of skiing big lines to ski that one. (I can put you in touch with photographer Robin O'niell, she has some excellent photos of this line)

...... sportive successes he’s proud of?

I have filmed with Matchstick Productions and Sherpas Cinema for almost 10 years, producing films and segments that have been nominated and won multiple esteemed awards. I've also designed and built my own skis, this is something I am quite proud of.

...... fascination in sport?

I greatly enjoy the freedom and personal challenge the Mountains offer. The sensation of effortless floating through powder snow, high speed straight lines where you are barely touching the snow practically flying & drifting a power slide turn totally sideways in complete control are a few reasons I am fascinated by skiing.

...... key training tips?

My knee injury last season taught the importance of balancing your body & core strength, I developed my own fitness program of: Plank Pushups, pullups in an L sit, handstand press & pushups, swiss ball work out, balance board exercise and stretching are what I need to stay strong and balanced. I also use mountain biking as an excellent cross training activity.

...As a child he wanted to become a?

From a young age I always was very stoked on skiing. When I was about 10 years old I started watching ski movies with professional skiers in the late 80's and early 90's, thats when the dream of becoming a professional skier started.

...... vision for the future?

Continue to develop my skiing, mountain & product design skills to enable me to continue to be involved with the progression of the sport.

Eric's
favorite products
DYNAFIT´s Beast16 - Limitless Skiing
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A Dynafit Boot Story
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Dynafit Mera Peak Climb 2012
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