Name: Josh Carreola
DOB: January 8th, 1992
Hometown: Roy, UT
Resides: Silverthorne, CO
Sponsors: Nightmare Snowboards, Zeal Optics, Templeton Outerwear, Future Shock
So first off congratulations on the cover, did you ever think you'd be on the cover of a magazine?
No way, I made it a goal to get a picture in a magazine, but I never EVER think I’d make it on the front. I'm still trippin’ on it. Thanks again to the people who made it happen!
What’s it like shooting with Brent La Fleur, he seemed to be the resident Nightmare photographer last season?
He's awesome! Been down with Nightmare since day one! He always seems to go the extra mile to get bad ass pictures, always prepared, and down for the cause. Meaning he doesn't bitch about the cold and will stay as long as you need him to.
You’re originally from Utah, correct? When and why did you move out to Colorado?
Yup, I came out here in 2011 just to snowboard and scope the scene, and I ended up loving it.
Have you been to the ghost town prior to shooting this photo? What’s it like there?
I went there one time previous to film and such. It's creepy, going through the old homes, hospitals and schools, seeing where people used to operate on a daily basis just abandoned like that... its eerie. I kept thinking I was going to open a door and find a dead body.
Does Nightmare have any strange initiation rituals to become part of the crew?
Yeah, you just have to bug the shit out of the owner and tell him you're a good snowboarder. [Laughs] Well that’s just what I did. But seriously, the whole team makes the final decision when it comes down to it.
Where do you plan on spending most of your season?
Hopefully the backcountry, more than the city streets. But I'm equally excited for both.
Any last words?
I just want to thank everyone again for helping me get this far. For without all of you there wouldn't be me. UBUNTU!