Nate Gardner skis to be free. Not growing up forced into one segment of the sport, Nate explores the trails, woods, and backcountry of Stowe, Vermont on a daily basis. "Skiing should be fun. Don't let something as silly as what someone else thinks get in the way of that. If its not fun, find a way to make it so."
After college, Nate, followed in the footsteps of his father and, began teaching his passion at the Stowe Mountain Resort Ski and Snowboard School. Now he is a Alpine Programs Supervisor and lead Trainer for the ski school. Nate is also a member of the education staff and and demonstration team with the Eastern Division of Professional Ski Instructors of America. "Teaching has become my new fun. Don't get me wrong, I still love a good day of ripping, but I get a lot now out of inspiring that in others. Sometimes it's a begginer's basics lesson on the bunny slopes, sometimes it's a pow day out with the crew, but everyday I want people to walk away saying that was fun. "
"I'm excited to be a part of a grass-roots company like Faded Orange. Like me, they're here because they love the sport. I'm happy to wear they're logo because I know nothing will ever replace that passion for sliding on snow and without bias as to how people get their stoke." Faded Orange welcomes you too, Nate.