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Niklas Hollsten is a Finnish Big Mountain snowboarder and Wilderness guide. He has been snowboarding for over 20 years and as a freerider for more than 12 years. He has represented Finland in freeride several times in international competitions. In 2010 he won the gold medal in the Scandinavian Freeride Championships and in 2016 & 2017 won gold in Finnish freeride championships. He was the ever first Finnish male who participated in the Freeride World Tour. His achievements as a freerider got him ranked third place in the Freeride World Qualifier 2010, 2012 & 2014
He has created Team Hollsten, and nowadays travels around the world in a campervan with their 4 Alaskan Huskies, always on the search for new adventures and great spots to hike and ride. When he not is guiding in the Norwegian mountains or in the Finnish Archipelago.
Birthdate: 15th November 1983
Profession: Big mountain snowboarder, Wilderness guide & Sled dog musher
Place I call home: Kimito island in the Finnish Archipelago
Favorite place on earth: Finnish Archipelago of Turku and the Norwegian mountains
Dream adventure: Camper car adventure trip around the globe with the whole Larhol Husky Team, with a combination to climb and ride every countries highest peak in the countries we passing through
What’s best about what I do: Being out in nature and work independently
What drives me: Adventures and being in nature
What makes me proud: Happy dogs and happy customers
Hidden talent: Hmm hard question, good chef I would say
Career highlights: Few 1st descents in Northern Norway & Hohe Tauern mountain range Austria, Scandinavian Big Mountain Champion 2010 and Finnish freeride champion 2016 &2017
Riding in the Freeride World Tour 2010
Life motto: Live for riding, ride for living