We are pleased to announce Christian Nichols as "The Unofficial Pick" for this week. Every Monday from January to April, IFSA and Unofficial Networks will feature an athlete, freeride program, or coach who earns their mark in the competition sport of big mountain freeskiing. Athlete Name: Christian McLean Nichols Freeride Program & Head Coach: Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, Garrett Scahill Garrett Scahill, Ski Club Vail - "Christian is passionate, determined, humble, goal oriented, a team leader and a motivator. He is one of the best athletes I've had the opportunity to coach. " The Unofficial Pick from IFSA – Christian Nichols | Unofficial Networks

The Unofficial Pick from IFSA - Christian Nichols

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We are pleased to announce Christian Nichols as “The Unofficial Pick” for this week.  Every Monday from January to April,  IFSA andUnofficial Networks will feature an athlete, freeride program, or coach who earns their mark in the competition sport of big mountain freeskiing.

Athlete Name: Christian McLean Nichols

Freeride Program & Head Coach: Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, Garrett Scahill

Garrett Scahill, Ski Club Vail –   “Christian is passionate, determined, humble, goal oriented, a team leader and a motivator.  He is one of the best athletes I’ve had the opportunity to coach. ”

Nicknames: Nips

Age: 18

Years skiing: 15

Highlights: 5th at 2011 JFT Grand Targhee, 6th at 2011 Canadian Open

Favorite Skier:  Tyson Bolduc and Scott Wagner

Favorite Run: Abrahams in East Vail

What would you buy for $50?  Cat skiing at Silverton

What do you eat for breakfast?  One egg cheese thang

What’s your gear? Liberty Skis, Flylow Gear, Discrete Headwear

Other hobbies?  Lacrosse, backpacking, golf, wakesurfing, and biking

Bad habits?  Watching too many ski videos when I should be doing homework

Goals for 2012:  Get back on the podium, avoid deploying my airbag, and get accepted to the United States Air Force Academy

Any Scars? 5 scars on my face, and 1 scar on my wrist

Who do you want to high five?  Seth Morrison

Christian Nichols, Ski Club Vail

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