The Local's Show with Erik Skarvan

After growing up and developing a love for the outdoors in Wisconsin, Erik Skarvan moved to Aspen in the fall of 1982 on his 21st birthday and worked in the hospitality industry for 12 years. After resigning his position as manager at The Sardy House and pursuing his long time dream of a summer of road bike racing around the country, Erik accepted a full time membership sales position at The Aspen Club Intl., rated as one of the Top Ten health clubs in the nation. While working at the club and continuing to race mountain and road bikes, club members began approaching Erik to help them enhance their cycling skills. Soon after, Erik founded Sun Dog Athletics, "Aspen's Adventure Sports School" in the spring of 1996. Erik and his five instructors continue to share their passion and knowledge of adventure sports, including mountain and road biking, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing with clientele from around the world. In 1998, Erik was hired as a mountain host on Channel 16's Aspen Today three hour live morning show, broadcasting from the top of Aspen Mountain three mornings a week.
Following a dream to create programming specifically for locals, Skarvan launched The Local's Show on Grassroots TV in 2005. The Local's Show quickly evolved into a thirty minute talk show featuring inspirational locals; from Olympic athletes, to politicians, to entrepreneurs in order to inspire fellow locals to step up and pursue their dreams too. With the ongoing support of locally owned businesses as underwriters, Erik is very fortunate to produce and host The Local's Show, which has grown to be one of the most watched shows on GrassRoots generating about 1500 television viewers per show along with rapidly growing on-line viewership, drawing over 200 views per show.

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The Local's Show Air Times

This half-hour long program airs regularly at the below airtimes.  You can watch it on Cable Channel 12 from Aspen to The Ranch at Roaring Fork, or on Cable Channel 82 in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.  These airtimes are subject to change unannounced, please check the weekly schedule for accuracy.

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Sunday 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00pm & 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am
Friday 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am