Erik Botner shot to fame in 2008 with some great parts – predominantly opening and closing – in some top class productions. Another Norwegian with great steez and killer moves, Botner has made a name for himself working with some of the biggest names in European snowboarding and outdoing them.
His big break came five years ago when he nailed the closing part of the excellently named Teenage Love Graffiti with the Isenseven crew. It was so good it nabbed him the award for the ‘Best Norwegian Snowboard Part 2008’. He followed this up with eye-catching stints in Let’s Go Get Lost (2009) and Hooked (2010) and his status amongst the elite was secured.
Born in Oslo, Norway, on May 30th 1988, Botner first started snowboarding aged 12 during a trip to his family’s cabin in Trysil. When he found himself the only one amongst his crew with skis he quickly made the necessary changes and has been riding sideways ever since. Good man.
Botner puts a lot of his success down to his early years in Norway, partly down to the small scene in which everyone pushes one another as well as the excellent snowboard schools and inspirational figures to emulate such as Terje. If he continues to improve and impress at his current rate it won’t be long till he’s up there with his idols.