Elias Elhardt

Name: Elias Elhardt   Birthplace: Konstanz, Germany   First Mountain: Sinswang lift, a tiny skiresort right by the town I grew up in. I think I started skiing there at the age of two 2 :)

How are you and how excited about snowboarding this winter?
My name’s Elias Elhardt and it’s crazy to think, that the past 12 years I mainly spent my time snowboarding. Never the less, I do still look forward to this upcoming winter so much again. For me, it’s just a unique of feeling alive and at home at the same time.

What´s your home mountain?
I like all different little resorts like Nordkette or Axamer Lizum around Innsbruck. Within a 20-30 min. commute, there’s so many cool places to go to from home.

What´s your favorite place to eat at home?
A little Indian Restaurant called Madhuban.

Favorite Snowboarding Hack (advice) you have?
I started to have all the snowboard gear I need for a day gathered in one bag in which everything has it’s place. This really helps me to have it all sorted and not to forget anything.

What board do you ride?
Nitro, Santoku 159cm

What bindings do you rock?
Nitro, Zero in M

What boots do you wear?
Deeluxe, Deemon - Elias Promodel

Can you describe yourself in one sentence
Straight down the middle.

Are you on TikTok?
Not yet.

What´s your favorite trick right now?
fs 7 on natural hits

What is your dream trick to learn?
Double cork on a natural take off.

Favorite book?
The Stranger, Camus

Do you have any special tricks or advice for setting up your board?
I think it helps to play around with tifferent stance settings a bit, ride a view runs and see how it feels. Doing that, you’ll get to a setup that really feels good for you..

What is your favorite on-hill snack to bring snowboarding?
Chestnuts

How can people get in contact with you?
Via Instagram direct messages.

Why should people support Nitro or ride Nitro product?
Because Nitro is a privately owned core snowboard brand, which is run by passionate people that truly care for our sport, our community and the impact we have at large.

What trick should everyone learn right now?
A simple ollie over any little feature on the side of the slope already feels amazing. No matter how good you are.

Any words of advice?
Try to really get to know your gut feeling as far as risk taking and decision making goes.. and follow it! That would be my best advice for long lasting joy, progression and success.