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Pro snowboarder Christy Prior is one of the smoothest riders out there... this is her Cardrona!

We all wish we had Christy's style, so we had a chat with her to find out where she loves to ride, what she does in her down time, her tips for Cardrona first timers & more! 

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Name: Christy Prior
Hometown: Wanaka
Snowboarded since: 2006
Sponsors: Rockstar, Nitro, Lifeproof, Cardrona

Christy Prior is a snowboarder's snowboarder, with impeccable style & a massive smile on her face every time she rides. She started riding when she was 17 & has risen through the competitive ranks ever since. She has two X Games medals, one in Slopestyle & one in Big Air, took out top honours at the Burton European Open in 2015, & was the Snow Sports NZ Snowboarder of the Year four times out of the last five years. 

What’s your favourite run at Cardrona?

CP: Antlers Alley

If you’re not in the park, where will we find you?

CP: At yoga.

Read about Christy's top yoga positions for snowboarding here

Where’s your favourite spot on the mountain to refuel, & what do you get?

CP: The Lounge with a salmon bagel & a green tea.

What’s your top Cardrona tip for someone who’s never been here before?

CP: Dress warmer than the temperature forecast – you can always take layers off! Keeping your body warm uses less energy so you can spend more on riding!

What’re you looking forward to most this season?

CP: I’ve got a lot of time scheduled for riding my home resort this winter instead of traveling as much, such a novelty! 

About the Author

Jen Houltham


Jen is Cardrona's resident word nerd. She's out & about on the mountain most days; a big fan of carving groomed runs, powder hunting & laps through Lil' Bucks!