Eric is a AAA (American Avalanche Association) certified instructor and has been involved in avalanche education for more than 15 years. Eric started his snow and avalanche career at Snowbird, Utah where he was a professional ski patroller for six winters. After ski patrolling, he became an avalanche forecaster for the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center in Bozeman, MT. Eric spent ten winters as a professional avalanche forecaster for the GNFAC, increasing his experience in snow science, avalanche education and avalanche forecasting for both motorized and non-motorized users. In conjunction with forecasting for the GNFAC, Eric spent four spring seasons avalanche forecasting for the plow operation on the Going-to-the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. His strong professional background in avalanche forecasting and education combined with his personal mountain experience gives Eric a unique perspective on how to travel safely in avalanche terrain.