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Archive for January, 2011


Posted by Eugénie | January 28th, 2011 | Filed under Who We Are



Hal is the best.

He is the best boss. The best creative. The best at communicating a brand.

He is the best listener and also the best teacher.

He is the best at showing up at work with a knatty head of hair. The best at chewing on his glasses when Read More »

A Visit From La Nina

Posted by Josie | January 24th, 2011 | Filed under Art

Timberline Ski Area on Mount Hood reported 8 inches of rain on Sunday January 16th.   Not only did it wreak havoc on the snow conditions, it brought the Sandy River to the 3rd highest flood level in recorded history.  Tyler Malay and Alexandra Erickson captured footage of Mother Nature taking course, swallowing 50 foot trees (at 1:21) and washing away Lolo Pass Road. It’s simply stunning.

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Nau at ISPO

Posted by Caitlin | January 21st, 2011 | Filed under Nau Events


We’re excited to announce that Nau has been awarded the 2010 BrandNew Award for Style from ISPO (International Sports Business Network), the World’s largest outdoor trade fair. This February, we’re heading over to Germany to show our designs to Europe.

In addition to winning this award, Sport Scheck–a premium German outdoor retailer–is hosting a public choice award for all of the ISPO winners. This is where you, our friends and fans come in. Head over today (January 21st) or tomorrow (January 22nd) to Sport Scheck’s Facebook page to vote for Nau. Just a heads up, the page is in German.

Thanks for your help, it’s because of you that we love what we do!

A Short Documentary: The Sartorialist

Posted by Josie | January 21st, 2011 | Filed under Design

Scott Schuman has made a career out of people watching. He is the man behind the camera for our favorite fashion blog, The Sartorialist.  In this short documentary he articulates his creative process and inspiration.  Quite eloquently, we might add.

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snowy dreams do come true

Posted by Josie | January 18th, 2011 | Filed under Nau Events


Congratulations Jeremy Southgate!  We’re sending you a pair of lift tickets for Heavenly ski resort in South Lake Tahoe and a Nau jacket of your choice.  We all know the rule- no friends on a powder day-  so if you want to ditch your friend and ski twice, you can do that too.

We’re giving away another set of lift tickets with a Nau jacket on January 28th.  Click here to enter.

ski free

Posted by Josie | January 18th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

No more excuses: If you haven’t gone skiing or riding yet, it’s time.

And if your lift tickets and ski jacket are covered, we know you’ll race up to your favorite mountain even faster.


2 lift tickets to a ski area of your choice
1 free Nau jacket (also your choice)

We’ll hold our first drawing TODAY at 5pm PST (with a 2nd drawing on Friday, January 28th) and we’ll announce the winners here in the Thought Kitchen and on Twitter and Facebook.

We’ve had a great winter, and we want to share. Let us make your snowy dreams come true.


Better Late Than Never…

Posted by Josie | January 11th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

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Congratulations to Justin Castillo for answering last month’s trivia question correctly.  Portraits subject Jeff Curtes shot the photos for this season’s on-mountain styles near Mt. Hood’s Elliot Glacier.

Justin, an M3 Hoody is headed your way.  It’s a staff favorite, enjoy!

Collective Snapshot Winner: January

Posted by Josie | January 10th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Bannanas chocolateOur Collective Snapshot winner – Brandon Smith – submitted his photos from a WWOOF assignment in Japan. He sent us two shots taken during a trans-Atlantic crossing last May.  It was the first leg of an international adventure that included stops in France, Germany, Holland, England, and Japan.  His next stop?  India. Thanks for keeping in touch Brandon, we look forward to seeing photos from the snowy slopes in Japan (wearing your new M3 Hoody, of course).

nau_ropeWhether you’re on a world tour or visiting your local mountain on the weekend, send us your best shots of Nau in the snow.  Next month’s winner will receive a men’s or women’s Shroud of Purrin Hoody. Send your photos to share@nau.com and keep in touch, next month’s winner will be announced on February 8.