Living the life!! Boom! February 26, 2010 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

Here’s a few pics of what I’ve been up to lately in Canada…bears, burgers and bluebird skys… I also have some comps coming up next weekend so I’ll let you know how I get on with them…

Here’s the beautiful panarama view at Sunshine (one of the mountains we are riding at here in Banff, Canada!!)

‘Billabong Flaunt It’ poduim finish in Banff, Canada!! February 17, 2010 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

So- I made it to Banff, Alberta in Canada and wow what a place!!  The vibe is like a mix somewhere between Wanaka (NZ) and Queenstown (NZ) and I LOVE IT!! People are amazing, surroundings are breath taking and the mountains definitely hold there own that’s for sure!!

Had my first comp last week which was the Norquay rail jam that runs throughout the season which was my first win  but last Saturday the 13th we had the Billabong Flaunt it ALL GIRLS tour come right to our door step again at Mt Norquay and here are some pic’s courtesy of photographers Katherine Calnan and Jan Davies……

Weather prevailed nicely and the snow and cloud predicted kindly gave way to a HOT, sunny day!!  No matter what happened it was going to be a great day!!

Billabong Flaunt It consists of a slopestyle and a rail jam all in one day and is one of the funnest events I’ve done yet- I just love jam format (can have as many runs as you like in a certain amount of time, best run wins)

Check out the rest of the pics below…

BIG thank you and quick update… January 26, 2010 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

Hello all….

The count down is on-7days to go!!

Just want to say a  big BIG thank you to all my sponsors, business’s and everyone else that have helped me out with my fundraising to get myself back training on the snow in Canada through our summer, especially Mountain Dew, Helensville fitness centre,  Tasman Horse Rides in Parakai, my boyfriend Jamie and of course my family (I’ll hire you again!! ) It’s been successful.

Bring on 20-10!!! December 31, 2009 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

Hope everyone had a wicked Christmas and has a awesome -safe, new years planned!!

I’m not venturing too far from home, just going to be chilling with my family and boyfriend camping at Murawai, west coast, NZ…. summer-actual SUMMER!!! owww, so nice.

My CROSS DRESS 21st!!! November 30, 2009 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

christy-prior-profile-clear-70-newSo…it all started with a ‘custom made’ suit from Thailand…. clearly this was not going to get much use so why not break it in on my 21st!! Cross dressing theme it was!!

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The Mainland Cheese chumps!! complete with slugs…

NZ Snowboard Union Announces 09/10 National Teams November 10, 2009 by Mountain Dew NZ

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (November 10, 2009) – The New Zealand Snowboard Union (NZSBU) this week announced its 2010 National Team and Development Squad.

The 46-member NZSBU team represents the pinnacle of New Zealand snowboarding today and embodies all areas of snowboarding from Olympians, World Cup Medallists, magazine and movie stars to future hopefuls – a true representation of the sport.

The NZSBU National Team features elite riders representing New Zealand snowboarding heading into the 2009-2010 Northern Hemisphere winter season. Returning members to the team include: Juliane Bray (Wanaka), Nick Brown (Queenstown), Mitch Brown (Mt. Maunganui), Mountain Dew Ambassador Shelly Gotlieb (Ohakune), James Hamilton (Auckland), Nick Hyne (Mt. Maunganui), Will Jackways (Wanaka), Jacob Koia (Arrowtown), Abby Lockhart (Wanaka), and Stef Zeestraten (Christchurch). Moving up to the national team this year are Kendall Brown (Mt Maunganui) and Adaptive Snowboarder, Carl Murphy (New Plymouth).

Thailand trip with pics!! October 27, 2009 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

christy-prior-profile-clear-70-newAfter the Queenstown winter season we jet’d off to Thailand for some much needed sun!!..

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Saw some big buddas and some amazing architecture in Bangkok…

2009 Season sumed up (with heaps of pics)!!! October 1, 2009 by Christy Prior (Snowboarder)

christy-prior-profile-clear-70-newWow, another wicked season down with many more to go!!!  I have just returned home to Auckland yesterday but only briefly, as I fly out to “Thailand” for two weeks as a 21st present – lucky me!  Then it’ll be back to slave’n away working to jobs to ensure I make it to Canada for 4months in Jan’2010!! Some shots from earlyer this season….

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