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!
Name: Christy Prior
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.
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!