Christy Prior has been rising through the ranks in the Snowboard Slopestyle circuit for the past four years and 2015 has been her biggest year yet. Taking home 1st in the Burton European Open, Bronze in Aspen X Games and the Dew Tour, showing that Christy is hurtling towards the top of the pro ranks at a rapid pace.
2011-2012 was a tough year for Christy, she was left with the ultimatum ‘go big or go home’. Getting hurt and not placing in competitions, Christy had to do something to turn her career professional.
“I had a couple of injuries. I couldn’t afford to get injured, because when I wasn’t snowboarding, that’s where I made my money. When you’re injured, you can’t work. This just kept happening and it was getting hard.”
Christy opened up the 2012 season by putting everything on her credit card and headed to the Canadian Open for her first competition of the season. Knowing she had to hit at least 17th position to make it worthwhile Christy laid down her biggest run yet and took home an impressive 4th place. This result sparked interest from the New Zealand team who had Christy join them at the US Open in Vermont in which she won the rail jam and from then on the ball keeps rolling.
- 2016 – 2nd Oslo X Games, Snowboard Big Air
- 2015 – 1st place Burton European Open, Slopestyle
- 2015 – 3rd – Winter X Games, Slopestyle
- 2014 – 3rd – Overall FIS World Snowboard, Slopestyle Ranking
- 2014 – 1st Stoneham World Cup
- 2014 – 1st TTR 5-star Community Cup, Slopestyle
- 2013 – Ms. Superpark MVP
- 2013 – Ms. Superpark Standout
- 2013 – 2nd place Burton High Fives
- 2012 – 4th Canadian Open
- 2012 – 1st Burton US Open, Rail Jam
Christy Prior might currently be the most stylish female snowboarder out there.