Nick has been a mainstay of the year-round trail crew and chances are you have ridden, hiked or skied over his hard work in the last four years. Beyond his role at MTF Nick is a very skilled rider and a soft-spoken individual who is always down for adventure.
I had the chance to chat with Nick about how he became involved with Mountain Trails and his experiences on the crew.
Q: How did you hear about Mountain Trails?
A: I was in the Recreation Management program at the University of New Hampshire at the time and my advisor there, Shaun McLachlan put me in touch with Heinrich Deters (Park City Municipal). From there I was introduced to Rick and connected to Mountain Trails. I remember talking to Rick over the phone from the lodge at Waterville Valley where I was working as a snowboard instructor. I took the job and started on the Crew in May of 2018.
Q: What is your favorite piece of equipment and why?
A: I always enjoyed chainsaw work but can’t say I have a favorite tool, each one has its own purpose. I guess I had the most fun running the snowcat through Bonanza Flat this winter. It has been good using that and developing skills for operating other heavy equipment.
Q: If you had 2 hours to ride in Park City where would you go?
A: I’m not giving away any secrets, but I will say I’ve been spending a lot of time exploring the Cottonwoods and American Fork Canyon lately.
Q: What is your favorite to eat and drink after a long day working on trails?
A: The Boneyard, their HotBird sandwich is the best.
This summer is Nick’s last with Mountain Trails so I hope you will join us in wishing him all the best on his next adventure and be sure to show your gratitude to the crew when you see them out on the trails!
Interview by Ian