Nicolas Angeloni (born May 22, 1992) is an Italian Freeride snowboarder, specializing in Backcountry snowboarding. Nicolas competed at the Freeride World Qualifier 2018 & 2019 (FWQ) representing Italy.
2018 Season Highlights
One of the professional highlights of my year was competing in the FWQ. I also spent 2 months riding in Italian Alps and at the end of the season, I went to Switzerland Stubai I had been looking at this mountain for a long time.
Why do you snowboard?
It’s my way to be happy, it makes me feel alive every day. Riding gives me a reason to continue, all my energy its balance in the mountains. When I snowboard I don’t think. My mind goes empty and at that exact time, I am living the moment to the fullest. I think that’s a door I open in my mind every time that I am snowboarding and takes me to places I would never be available to go, it’s like another world.
When I snowboard I feel the contact I have with nature and all the connections to it. Snowboarding allows me to have that connection with nature, to appreciate the world from another point of view, in the end, it’s a unique experience of mind, soul, and heart.
How do you stay calm + confident when riding exposed lines?
My secret is to empty my mind, stay alert, and focus on my line. Imagine the line I am about to make in my mind and be confident, few days prior I know I did my job checking the line and all the spots to make my perfect line. I trust in the work done and I trust the mountain.
What’s your plan for the season 2020 in Chile?
My plans are to snowboard as much as I can, I already have my partner in crime isabella, so we are gonna try a few summits in the south of Chile, a must stop its Volcano Osorno and then we are gonna head direct to the backcountry in the central Andes. Its gonna be a wild season, because now its pandemic time, so all the resorts are gonna be close.
We are planing a lot of excursions into the backcountry terrain here in chile, from chillan to maule and then the central Andes.
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