It was 4 years ago that Nyle lived the best snow week of his life. The Volcom outerwear in-house design crew were making their annual trip to Baldface to test product and talk about the new gear for the next year. They flew into BF with Moore, Iguchi, Lynn, Longo, Bergrem. One of Nyle’s favorite people, Kevin Sansalone was there too.
Nyle was given some lead guide duties, they had ”insane blower powder” days, and the riders claimed it to be “as good as snowboarding ever gets”. The stoke was captured in this video:
The shot of Nyle in front of the snowcat with the wings on the Volcom logo has always been a favorite, taken just days before he died. And it is going to the Olympics. Volcom is the official apparel partner of the US Snowboard Team and will outfit both the men and women when they compete in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. On each uniform will be a collage of what makes snowboarding awesome and they want to include the shot of Nyle with the wings. We are very excited with the news. Jeff Pensiero, captured the feeling for us all in this text: “Its like Nyle will be in the Olympics with every US rider! Nyle. In the Olympics. On the uniforms. WTF? Stoked.”
In Nyle’s memory, at the 4th anniversary of his passing, we are launching a Donate Now button. All donations are accepted with deep gratitude. The funds will continue to go to sponsoring young people who share his love of the backcountry and want to build their skills to work and play there.