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With Prior’s slogan being “Handcrafted in Whistler Canada” it’s no wonder they go out of their way to locally source their artwork as well. After receiving 70 submissions from artists, Prior kicked off their third annual Topsheet Exhibition at Millennium Place in Whistler. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and see the original artwork of the 23 finalists first hand.

The artists are vying for the opportunity to have their pieces selected as graphics for next season’s snowboards and skis. Based on your votes, the top 3-5 pieces will find their way onto next year’s line, while the artist will gain recognition, exposure, and 2 boards or skis featuring their art.

Click here to Vote! 

By voting you will also be entered into a drawing to win a free snowboard or skis.

The 2014 finalists include Alessandro Marengo, Anders Petersen, Andy Fenwick, Baz Carolan, Cailin Carrier, Caitlin Kennedy, Cara Burrow, Dave Petko, Helen Judge, Helen Wojcik, Kate Zessel, Kevin McKay, Kim Eijdenberg, Klara Hanakova, Kris Kupskay, Leah Winhold, Monica Disher, Raff Vaz, Raffaella Dice, Raphael Suter, Steve Kretz, Vanessa Stark and Victoria Hillier.

Since 1990, Prior has been relentlessly Refining the Ride. Handcrafting high-performance snowboards for more than two decades has given Prior the knowledge and skills to consistently produce boards and skis that stand up to the test of time, and the rigorous performance needs of the most dedicated local riders and elite athletes.

Shape, length, sidecut, flex, weight, camber, and material composition are all carefully considered and tested in Prior’s custom factory at the bottom of Whistler Mountain (North America’s biggest winter resort). Prior’s un-rivalled access to R&D leads to continuous enhancements thru its full lineup handcrafted boards and skis. Throughout its history Prior has been driven by the singular goal of making the best boards and skis possible.


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Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.