Nick Russel

Nick Russel

Home Mountain?

The Sierra Nevada backcountry


Truckee, CA

Who are your sponsors? 

PatagoniaJones SnowboardsRed BullAnon OpticsSmartwoolKarakoram BindingsArcade Belts

Warren Miller Films: 

2020 Future Retro 

Name a person who inspires you to be a better rider?

Craig Kelly.

Breakfast of champions?


Favorite chairlift and why?

My two feet.

Ideal down day?

Rest, soak, stretch.

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why? 

Christopher McCandless/ Alexander Supertramp.

Favorite classic ski film and why?

Let it Ride. 
How do you think the year 2020 will shape the future of snowboarding?

This year of turbulence will certainly bring us closer to home.

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?

Jones Hovercraft splitboard all day every day.

What is your vision for the future of snowboarding?

A more attainable and inclusive community for everyone to get in the mix.

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

Fighting climate change, protection of our Public Lands, Black Lives Matter. 

Don't miss Nick in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020

Connect with Nick: Instagram

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