Stein Eriksen - Athlete - 2004

This legendary skier came to Colorado to run the ski school at Aspen Highlands in the autumn of 1958. While there, he opened Stein Erikson Sports and has maintained that shop and a residence in Aspen ever since. Stein ran the ski school at the Highlands for several years.When Snowmass opened, Stein was hired to run the ski school there and did so for four years.Through the years, Stein Erikson has brought many people from Norway to teach in the ski schools. Stein's aerial forward somersault on skis, or Moby flip, marked the beginning of modern freestyle skiing.Stein encourages people, young and old to ski. He helped to bring up ski racers, as well as the skiing public, with incredible grace and enthusiasm.Stein Erikson continues to be one of the best-known ski names in the world.  (Deceased)