Nitro Snowboards was founded in 1989 in Seattle, Washington by true snowboarders Tommy Delago and Sepp Ardelt, who have both always been in the management team. Throughout its history, Nitro Snowboards has been focused and committed solely to the snowboarding market and is to this day rider owned and operated.
With satellite offices in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Canada and the USA Nitro Snowboards operate on a global basis. Most of the hardgood development happens in the German office in Oberammergau, where it can then be tested right away on the nearby slopes. The Salt Lake City office is the main place for all board and binding graphics.
Nitro offers a big range of different snowboard models, providing riders of all ages and abilities with the right shred stick for whatever they are optioning for – freestyle, back country or all mountain snowboarding.
The company owns two outerwear brands – Nitro Outerwear and L1. While Nitro Outerwear delivers high quality and functional riding outerwear, L1 is more fashion focused while still functioning as snowboard outerwear.
Nitro Snowboards also produces snowboard boots as well as bindings, the bindings were formerly known as Raiden Bindings.
Team riders are usually kept for long time periods and supported and encouraged to get creative with their own projects like the release of Markus Keller’s ‘Chamäleon’.
Nitro Snowboards have released several in-house productions featuring their team riders such as full movies Hyped, The Bad Seeds or Down to Earth that have been released online and were highly successful.