Name: Erik Read

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, I come from a ski racing family. My three brothers and I started skiing with the Banff Alpine Racers at Norquay, and all fell in love with the sport early. When I’m not skiing I love to hike, play tennis, and spend time travelling. Graduated the University of Denver in 2018, and have attended two Olympic Games. Currently skiing on the World Cup circuit.

Hometown: Calgary
Nationality: Canada
Date of birth: May 31, 1991
Marital Status: Single
School(s) Attended: University of Denver
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Finance
Occupation: Athlete
Team: Canadian Alpine Ski Team
Sponsors:

Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing
Atomic
Mission Wealth Advisors
Alpine Insurance
Uvex
Leki

Career Highlights:

4 time Canadian champion
4 time first team all-american
2016 NCAA slalom champion.
8 world cup top 10 finishes
2015 World Championship silver medallist in the team event
2018 Olympic GS – 11th
2022 Olympic GS – 13th

Top National or World Rank:

Ranked 16 GS WCSL
Ranked 28 SL WCSL

Favorite Skier as a Child:

Thomas Grandi & Herman Maier

Other Sports & Interests:

Hiking, tennis, and rock climbing

Hobbies:

Photography

Fun Facts:

My left foot is half a size bigger than my right foot.
Lucky charm is a favourite pair of socks, and a chili pepper I always wear around my neck.