James Nicol

Co-founder at SnoPlanks

Handmade, surf inspired, and ready for the deepest of powder days. SnoPlanks is a snowboard brand based out of Bend, Oregon producing handmade, bamboo powder boards. SnoPlanks co-founder James Nicol was seeking a snowboard that allowed him to surf the snow. When he didn’t find what he wanted, he began shaping it himself. When he discovered bamboo in 2014 and began using the wood material to produce boards, he knew he had found just what they were looking for. A board that was light, had an incredible amount of pop in the wood, and was extremely responsive in powder conditions. Knowing he was onto something, he continued to dial in the product and SnoPlanks was born.