I'm Curt - the guy behind the curtain at Glade. A lifelong skier, I grew up skiing around the Mad River Valley of Vermont and then ventured west in search of big mountains, endless sunshine, and powder. I now call Breckenridge, Colorado home.

Full transparency, I started Glade because it’s a natural extension of my love for the mountains. A love that runs deep and drives everything we do here at Glade.

Historically brands in the outdoor industry were founded by those passionate about their sports - but now virtually every brand you buy from is run by people sitting in sterile conference rooms hundreds of miles away from the nearest ski hill.

We’re here to change that.

Our (small) team does our best to ensure we get our daily dose of fresh air. Whether it's dawn patrol laps, hut trips, midday rides, or après on the patio with friends; we live the life that further inspires what we’re building at Glade. It's why we exist, it's baked into our values, and it's why we might not answer you for a few hours if there is six inches of new snow in Breckenridge.

I hope you'll join us.

Happy shredding,

Curt Nichols
Founder, Glade