Already a prodigious talent, people started paying attention Nils Arvidsson when he was pictured in glorious black and white launching himself off a huge backcountry kicker. The photo, taken by Lucas Nilsson, was the cover of Onboard Issue 133 and it displayed his stunts in striking high definition.
Arvidson followed this up by featured in the New Standard Movie, 2112. In it where he was filmed performing a variety of killer snowboarding feat that the average person would consider crazy – Nils made them look easy. Arvidsson has also continued working with Nilsson with the photographer’s sharp eye catching the young Swede’s style and daring perfectly.
Despite making his name with adrenaline pumping shredding, Nils Sigurd Olov Leopold Arvidson grew up in more humble surroundings. He lived in a small Swedish village called Järvsö, where he lived with his family and pet cat. As he got older, Arvidson participated in many different sports, but fell in love with snowboarding the minute he experienced the board.
Arvidsson has proved undaunted by any challenge he’s been set, whether it’s in the streets, park or up in the mountains. He’s always willing to search out somewhere new to test and better himself and in his own woods he’s up for attacking ‘everything, everywhere.’ Nowhere is safe.