Eric Dahl is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up skiing, and eventually coaching, for the Alyeska Ski Club. During his undergrad at UAA, he was introduced to backcountry skiing and eventually completed both Avalanche level 1 and 2 courses. After school, Eric stayed active in the skiing community by helping coach the Hilltop Alpine Race Team, ski instruct at Alyeska, and work at SkiAK. Currently Eric has taken his passion for educating youth to the classroom and is a PE teacher with the Anchorage School District. While relegated to weekend warrior status, Eric has a strong desire to go upside down and he is excited to bring a freeride flare to the backcountry while minimizing the objective hazards.