Hometown: Sandpoint, ID
Snowboard Inspiration: My parents started me on skis at 3 years old, then I switched to snowboarding at age 10, started competing at age 12, the rest is history...
Favorite Zone: I don't have a favorite, I love the whole mountain. But you can find me frequenting KT-22, The Chief, Headwall, and Silverado.
Earliest Squaw Alpine Memory: I moved to Squaw Valley in 1999 and got a job as a lift operator so I could be on the mountain as much as possible to pursue my professional snowboard career. It worked!
Best Squaw Alpine memory: Way too many to list...Januburried 2016 is still pretty fresh in my memory.
Go-to Apres Spot: Le Chamois is my favorite place to drink free beer.
Favorite Squaw Alpine Event: Any bluebird pow day.
Greatest Achievement: Becoming a Dad, 3-time Olympian, 8-time X Games Gold Medalist
Best Snowboard Accessory: Tomahawk International clothing, warm, dry, style, and happy.
Nate Holland was born in Idaho in 1978, but calls Squaw Valley his home mountain. Holland’s passion is in Snowboard Cross, where he has won an incredible seven Winter X Games gold medals, including back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back golds from 2006-2010. Holland won two more golds in 2012 and 2014. Holland has also competed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, finishing fourth in Boarder-X in 2010. He also has four career bronze medals, two in the Winter X Games and two in the FIS Snowboarding World Championships. He currently lives in Truckee, CA with his wife, Christen, and his daughter Lux.
Race Results and Accolades
- 8x Winter X Games Gold Medalist: 2004, 2006-2010, 2012, 2014 (Snowboard Cross)
- 3x Winter X Games Bronze Medalist: 2005, 2011, 2015 (Snowboard Cross)
- 3rd place: 2007 & 2011 FIS Snowboarding World Championships (Snowboard Cross)
- 4th place: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (Snowboard Cross)
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