Name- Chas Guldemond
Hometown- Laconia, NH
Now Reside in- Reno/Tahoe, NV
Resort- Northstar at Tahoe
Years Snowboarding- 16
Years Pro- 6
SPONSORS- Rockstar Energy Drink, Under Armour Mtn, Electric Visual, NEFF, Texas Pete, Northstar @ Tahoe Resort, Eternal Snow, Kicker Audio
What is your favorite part of life on the road? I would say that I love being able to meet new people and experience how they live, making new friends and having a good time with the people who surround you is what its all about. Getting to travel the world isn’t too bad either.
What is the worst part of life on the road? It is hard being away from my home, my girl and my dogs….. trips can seem really long when you can only talk to your family for a short time.
What is has been the most exciting moment in your career thus far? Definitely winning the US Open. Growing up on the east coast I dreamt of winning the open for as long as I can remember, its one of those things. I also won the Global Open Tour that day and got second on the TTR World Tour..... it was the craziest day of my life.
What snowboarders inspire you and why? Chad Otterstrom, because he can kill everything really. Any snowboarder who is out there doing what they love because they love it and not because it’s the cool thing to do. Oh and I cant forget Damien Sanders.
You’ve also had the opportunity to film with Standard films, what is that like? It is so fun; I really click with those guys. Its cool to be able to go out with people who have so much experience, I try to just absorb their knowledge.
What do you like about living in Tahoe and what do you miss about living out East? I love the weather, you can’t beat it. BBQ’s, riding my dirt bike, hiking, my house, my dogs…. It’s really just a beautiful place to live. I miss my family and the simple life, I used to work with my dad and I miss that.
Why do you snowboard? I snowboard because I love it and I feel like I was given this talent for a reason so I try to make the most positive impact on the sport that I can.
Which countries have you visited and which is your favorite? Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Japan, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and who knows where else. So far my favorite country is Japan because the fans and the good vibes there put me in a really good mood, its always a good time.
If you weren’t a professional snowboarder where would you be today? Id probably live on the west coast and work doing finish carpentry.... and snowboarding when I could.
What is the best part of being a professional snowboarder? I like to put on a good show, getting a good reaction from the fans is the best feeling ever.
What major goals would you like to accomplish in your career in the future? I would like to continue having fun, and to continue being a force on the contest scene....and an X-games gold medal would look good in my trophy case.