Erik Fisher:Mormon Skier
Erik Fisher is an American World Cup alpine skier who competes in the downhill and Super-G.
Fisher was born March 21, 1985, in Oregon, the only son of Dave and Shelly Fisher. He learned to ski at age 3 near Boise, Idaho, with the Bogus Basin Ski School program. He began racing with the Bogus Basin Ski Racing Alliance at age 7. His family moved to different locations so he also raced in northern Arizona and Utah before returning to Idaho as a teenager. He was a Junior Olympic medalist and a Junior National medalist. He was the bronze medalist in the downhill at the 2005 Junior World Championships in Bardonecchia, Italy. He was a downhill Europa Cup silver medalist and the overall NorAm super G champion in 2006. He is nicknamed “Fish.”
After he graduated from high school, he trained at Rowmark Ski Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was named to the development squad for the U.S. Ski Team. After working for ten years to qualify for the U.S. Ski Team, he qualified to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics but could not compete due to a broken hand. He set two U.S. Ski Team records for the best finish for a rookie at the 2009 World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy, and the Hahnenkamm downhill race in Kitzbuhel, Austria, finishing 7th and 11th, respectively. He took a silver medal in downhill at the 2009 U.S. Championships.
Fisher stayed off the circuit for the entire 2013 season due to an injury in Norway. Although in traveled to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he did not earn a racing spot on the U.S. team after his final training session.
He is president and CEO of Skodeo.com, a website he started in 2009.