Eric Balken

A native of Salt Lake City, Eric Balken spends most of his winter skiing at Alta, Brighton, and the Wasatch backcountry. When not playing in the mountains, Eric runs the non-profit organization Glen Canyon Institute. He made a name for himself by scoring the cover of Backcountry magazine in 2012, and winning local photo and video contests like the Ski Salt Lake Shootout and the Peruvian Video Contest.