Eric PEHOTA International Freeski team Team Community

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Name :Eric PEHOTA
Date of Birth :1964-11-17
Home resort :whistler

Skiing since: 3 years old
On Rossi since: 1989
Other sponsors: Oakley, Arcteryx, Leki Poles, Whistler/Blackcomb
Dream sponsor: Kokanee
Current gear (ski):     “The Set-up”:  195 S7, 188 S7 (skitouring)


3 words to describe yourself
      1) Aggressive
      2) Driven
      3) Redneck                                                


Skier: my 2 boys, Logan, Dalton
Resort: Whistler/Blackcomb
Off-season activities: white-water jet boating & hunting
Ski career achievement: first descents and still ripping 


About being a pro athlete: all the chicks
I did last season: skied 100 days during an epic year
To advise the youngsters who want to be: get out there ski hard, train and have a passion for skiing Be a skier first not a poser
That happened while travelling: discovered Alaska in the early 90's
You’ve learned from your team manager: to stay in touch and give updates


How do you train and stay pumped on skiing in the summer? Mountain biking, sheep hunting in the mountains, always pumped for skiing.
Any mental/physical conditions we should know about: bipolar, can snap at any moment
What does « no poles » mean to you? Ski base
Global warning is…reality
Given your opportunity to evolve our sport, what are you planning to change about skiing? Promote mountain awareness for youth in schools

Create your own question and answer - what do you want to tell the people?      Stay true to two.


The 5’s: 

5 favorite things about my local hill: alpine,  vertical,  great snow stability,  great ski touring, Mt. Currie in my backyard

5 coolest places I’ve been: Chamonix, Bella Coola, El Salvador, New Zealand, Powder King, Northern BC (childhood ski hill)
5 favorite places to ride: Whistler/Blackcomb, Chatter Creek Cat Skiing, Mt. Currie, Coastal Mountain Range, BC, Alaska
5 favorite meals: deer, moose, elk, our organic turkeys and chickens,  fresh dungeness crab
5 off season activities: white water jet boating (  hunting, mountainbiking, surfing,
5 things I wish I had: open class rally car, helicopter, another jetboat,
5 embarrassing things about myself:
5 magazines I’m into:
5 goals for upcoming season:
 words to end this: The closer to the edge the more alive you feel.


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