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Steve, a former U.S. Ski team downhill racer turned writer then broadcaster, hails from a family of skiers. He put on his first pair of skis at age three. By six, he had entered the world of competitive racing. At the age of 14, he enrolled in the Burke Mountain Ski Academy in Burke, Vermont.
In 1988, Steve earned a spot as a downhill racer on the U.S. Ski Team and raced for the national team until 1992. He’s been a member of NBC’s Olympic coverage team since the 2002 Salt Lake Games as well as part of all Alpine World Cup and World Championship broadcasts on NBC since 1997.
About Erik Schlopy.
Erik is a three-time Olympian, a 2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships medalist, and the former coach of the U.S. Ski Team. While on the U.S. Ski Team, he captured seven U.S. Championship titles and climbed to #3 in the world giant slalom standings. He was inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame in 2007.
Erik retired from competitive racing in 2008 but remained active in coaching, both privately and for U.S. Ski Team development camps, until joining the men’s alpine technical team as an assistant coach. For the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, he trained U.S. skiers to be consistently fast.