When boardercross became an Olympic sport in 2006, Nate Holland was there. And he was there four years later in Torino. With six golds in the X Games, Nate’s got plenty of medals, but they didn’t come from following an ordinary path. The native of Sand Point, Idaho, grew up snowboarding on the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain. After high school he moved to Mount Hood, where he worked as a parking attendant in exchange for a ski pass. Eventually Nate settled in the Tahoe area and competed in snowboard competitions. His first international competition earned him an invitation to the X Games. He was invited to the first U.S. SBX camp, won a spot on the team, and placed fifth in his first World Cup. The next year he hit the podium, and from there it was “pretty much a snowball effect.” When not training or riding, Nate enjoys dirt biking, fly fishing, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and running Action Water Sports on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho, with his brother, Pat.
Gear Inspired by Nate
Nate’s design is inspired by a favorite striped hat that’s perfect for keeping warm on the slopes and everywhere else.