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Topsheet Materials

Prior shops the world for the best topsheet materials available. For winter 2012/13 we are offering three different topsheet composites:


SG = Sublimated Gloss

  • Lightest topsheet material in our line.
  • Provides vibrant, accurate color reproduction over entire color spectrum.
  • Gloss finish.
  • The graphics are sublimated onto a shiny, white topsheet material via a heat transfer method.


BG = Backprinted Gloss

  • Produces a shiny, durable finish.
  • The graphics are screened to the bottom of this clear shiny topsheet material.
  • Non printed areas of the graphics provide windows into the wood core.


BM = Backprinted Mat

  • Provides a durable mat finish and hides any scratches keeping boards and skis looking fresh.
  • The graphics are applied to the bottom of a clear mat topsheet material.
  • Non-printed areas of the graphics provide windows into the wood core.
  • Chunky Aqua (BG)

  • Chunky Hunter (SG)

  • Repeat Clear

  • Repeat Black

  • King Cobra (SG)

  • Da Bears Glass

  • Revolt (SG)

  • Big Bad Wolf (SG)

  • The Diver (SG)

  • Snow Gypsy (SG)

  • Night Owl (SG)

  • Wild Heart (SG)

  • Transcender (SG)

  • The Voyage (SG)

  • Arrow (SG)

  • Brother Beaver (BG)

  • Chunky White (BG)

  • Chunky Neon (BG)

  • Chunky Purple (BG)

  • Custom Green(BG)

  • Chunky Neon/Black

  • Chunky Black/Yellow

  • Chunky Yellow/Black

  • Italics White/Black

  • Italics Black/White

  • Chunky Black/Neon

  • Chunky White/Black

  • Chunky Black/White

  • Chunky White/Blue

  • Chunky Blue/White

  • Chunky Pink/Yellow

  • Chunky Red/Black

  • Chunky Black/Red

  • Chunky Maple Red/White

  • Chunky Maple White/Red

  • Chunky Pink/Black

  • Chunky White/Purple

  • Chunky Purple/White

  • Bloodwork

  • Spectrum

  • Spectrum Invert

  • Label Red

  • Label Neon

Choose Your Construction

Choose Your Length

This size is currently out of stock, build times will vary significantly.
Call for more info:
Whistler and International: 604-935-1923
North America Toll Free: 1-877-93-PRIOR
Email: info@priorsnow.com

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All Prior Boards & Skis are factory tuned by our custom technicians and machines. A Factory Tuned board finish includes:

• Machined 89° edges and 1° bevel that are detuned tip and tail.

• Speed polished bases with machined universal wax.

• Filed/sanded topsheet sidewalls.

*More detailed custom tuning is available via our Pro Tune Service.

Your new Prior board comes finished with factory machined 90° edge and 1° bevel, speed polish base finish and machine wax. For extra performance we recommend having your new Prior snowboard hand-tuned to your specifications by the pros at the Prior factory. A Pro Tune includes the following:

Hand edge tuning
The side edge is hand filed to 90 degrees and the base beveled at 1 degree. The board edges are then hand finished with a diamond stone. If you would like your edges pro-tuned to other specifications please add this to the comments box on your order.
Note: All Prior boards (except alpine models) are detuned approx. 3cm along the effective edge on the tip and tail.

Custom hot wax
For maximum wax saturation we iron on your desired temperature of wax thoroughly and let it set. Once it is dry, your board is scraped, brush structured and buffed for maximum glide and moisture release.

Wax options include:

    • Warm (+5°C to -6°C)
    • Universal (-7°C to -11°C)
    • Cold (-11°C and below)

XCK Carbon Kevlar Construction
This board is also available in XCK Carbon Kevlar Construction for the lightest and popiest solid boards in our fleet.
This construction utilizes a perfect blend of carbon and kevlar wrapped around an aspen and maple core creating the most high performance board we have released to date.
XCK Carbon/Kevlar construction is an upgrade available on all solid boards.

Tri. Glass
Our 21oz. triaxialy weaved glass is a stitched fabric with glass fibers running in three directions +45, -45, and 0 degrees; it also has 10 carbon pop rods running lengthwise through the fabric and the board. The triaxial material is layered on each side of a vertically laminated maple and aspen woodcores combined with UHMW sidewalls and bases and nylon topsheets.This glass/carbon configuration adds extra pop, weight savings, responsiveness and stability.

Pow Stick

Prior's Pow Stick - A classic swallowtail powder board from Prior Snowboards on Vimeo.

The Pow Stick, Prior’s swallowtail, is the king of big mountain directional powder boards. The behaviour and performance of this board is the result of years of research and development and can be attributed to the nose shape/profile that allows for effortless floatation. The swallowtail breaks down resistance and allows for a more natural stance without the dreaded back leg burn. In a class of its own, it has set the standard by which all big mountain powder boards strive to attain. With limited taper and a long effective edge, the Pow Stick is surprising edge to edge and efficient in variable snow conditions; the tails also flex independently to increase mobility and provide a smooth transition to finish the turn.

XCK Carbon-Kevlar Construction is available as an upgrade to all Prior snowboards and saves an average of 500 grams (1lb 1oz) off a Prior snowboard pressed with our standard Triaxial Fiberglass.

Profile Nose Rocker: Provides floatation and predictability in powder of all kinds. It also allows the board to initiate sooner. Traditional camber in the tail provides additional power when driving off the back foot.

Rider Type: Directional riders who have a fetish for untracked, open bowl powder.

Best For: Open powder bowls and glades...the deeper the better. Also rips the groomers like a carving machine.

Triaxial Fiberglass with Carbon Beams

21oz. Tri glass single carb is a stitched fabric with glass fibers running in three directions +45, -45, and 0 degrees; it also has one 10-count carbon beam running lengthwise through the fabric and the board. The triaxial material is layered on each side of a vertically laminated maple and aspen woodcores combined with UHMW sidewalls and bases and nylon topsheets.This glass/carbon configuration adds extra pop, weight savings, responsiveness and stability.


Cat Mitchell Roy 

Cat Mitchell Roy originally came to Whistler on a road trip from Qubec. She fell in love with the area and a visit that was supposed to last two weeks is now going on five years. The mountains feed the soul and inspire Cat to be creative. Before moving to Whistler, she obtained a bachelor's degree at Bishop's University with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Fine Arts. Whistler is an ideal place for these two passions.

Cat has had a love for the arts since she was a toddler. Art has become her form of meditation and escape. With much of her recent work containing fine lines, detail and pattern, she gets lost in a piece for hours at a time. Her preferred mediums are painting and ink drawing, with surrealist, art nouveau and comic book art influences.

Check out CMR ART on facebook to see more of her artwork.


Olivier Roy

Olivier moved from Montreal to Whistler in 1992 after getting a degree in fine art. Since then he has been pursuing the dual life of professional snowboarder and artist. In recent years Olivier has been focusing on larger canvases, doing live painting events and also painting large-scale murals in Montreal with the Mu organization. In his personal work, he is inspired by the dramatic West Coasts scenery and active lifestyle he leads.

Olivier enjoys exploring different subject matters and painting techniques with every new piece. He has been part of numerous galleries and group shows including his first solo exhibit in 2009 at Le Centre in Vancouver and, in 2011, and a major group show with the En Masse collective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Currently, he spends his time between Montreal and Whistler working as a snowboard coach, freelance artist/graphic designer, muralist and set painter on major circus, theatre and motion picture productions.

Oli's Screaming Trees graphic represents his the third topsheet he has contributed to the Prior line.



Clarence Mills

A Haida native from Skidegate in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Clarence Mills is an established Haida artist known throughout the world. His works sell in museums, galleries and native art shops throughout Europe and North America. He creates glass totems, engraved silver and gold jewelry, cedar and glass bowls, doors and limited edition prints, but Mills’ claim to fame rests in his prowess as a carver.

He was a featured artist at Expo 86 in Vancouver and Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia where he carved a six meter totem pole that graced the entrance outside the Canadian Pavilion. In 1997, he was commissioned to carve a 4 meter high cedar totem for a native exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Mills has been given a gift from his ancestors. He endows his creations with a powerful energy, smooth flowing style and images that speak through his symbolic Haida figures. He strives for one achievement – to begin a process for many people who have never understood their connection to the spirits of the land and all its creatures.

The Haida Eagle Topsheet is the most popular graphic ever used in the Prior line and this current version of it is the 4th year that it has been in the line in various forms. 


Helen Wojcik


My name is Helen.

Among many things, I like to paint.

For many years now I have wanted my art on a ski or snowboard top sheet. Needless to say I am very excited. I just wanted to create something beautiful, and something I Love.

Just because.

I hope you appreciate what is in front of you, as it is my work at its finest.

Heart you



Vanessa Stark 

Vanessa Stark’s (Nes’) work is heavily influenced by mountain life. It is a colorful harmony of bold lines and whimsical movement brought together in perfect balance.

Her intuitive painting style has developed into a unique signature style. As in nature, there is never a perfectly straight line or completely still moment. There is a story in every piece. Vanessa moved to Whistler at a very young age to pursue her love of riding mountains.

She now lives in Pemberton where she continues to ride boards and bikes with the new addition of chasing around a 1 year old toddler.

Hit up vanessastarkart.com for a closer look at her work.


Raff Vaz

Originally from the Dolomite Mountains of Northern Italy, Raffaella Vaz has snowboarded her way around the World finally arriving in the stunning Whistler and Pemberton area. Inspired by BC’s Coast Mountains nature and formally trained in fine arts, Raffaella uses her bachelor degree in animation to beautifully characterize the essence of the region in her art. Raffaella Vaz embraces the joy of working with locally sourced raw materials like cedar wood, birch bark, stone, paper and canvas.

Framed in nature. Drawn from Imagination , comprised of Love VAZ ART


Raphael Suter

Raphael studied graphic arts in Niagara until 2006 and has since been in whistler, living the dream and painting paintings in his spare time.


Baz One

Baz is a painter living and working in Whistler, B.C. since 2011, originally hailing from Ireland, where he picked up drawing at a young age. Baz used anything he could get his hands on, sometimes leading to bad consequences, though ultimately, developing his style. Using aerosol and paint markers as the main ingredients of his palette, these days his work consists of mostly various mixed media, in all shapes and sizes. Focusing primarily on obscure subject matter and the use of bright complimentary colours and bold dark outlines. Growing up surrounded by the bold imagery in mediums such as graphic design, illustration and local graffiti is where Baz sources his inspiration. Living in such a great place as Whistler for the last couple years, Baz has got the chance to exhibit his work in events such as: State of the Art and Artwalk . He has also been involved in various group exhibitions with the Whistler Arts Council and produced numerous Pique newspaper magazine covers with hopefully many more projects to come.

You can see Baz’s work displayed in Showcase Snowboards, in Whistler village or check out his facebook and instagram.


Helen Judge

My name is Helen Judge, but most people just call me Melon.. A nickname thats stuck since primary school. I love doing weird and mostly low brow art the most, like creatures, cyclops, crazy bright colors or patterns. Ive gotten really into that graphic style and mostly influenced by Jim Phillips. Im inspired by any art that you don’t usually see thats different and weird (and not your generic ‘bubblebee with flower’ type artwork).


Custom Shapes

The Prior shop has been making custom "one off" snowboards since 1990. The layout and design of our factory has been built with this in mind. We can make a board to pretty much any shape and flex pattern you want. The following chart outlines prices for common revisions to existing templates:

Description C$ surcharge
Custom flex (softer or stiffer)     $70*
Narrowing waist $150*
Widening waist $150*
Custom templates (including taper changes)       $300*

 *These prices are estimates, and are variable depending on the shape and your specific request. 1cm widening or above needs a custom template.

Complete Custom Shapes
If your dream board requires more than the revisions listed above please email us with your ideas. Some discussion will be required to determine the best performance results. Ultimately the price will be determined by the complexity of the project.

Lead Times
4-8 weeks upon confirmed order.

Extra Notes
Above surcharges are in addition to price of board.
Prices may change depending upon degree of difficulty.
length restrictions = 205cm
width restrictions = tip/tail 34cm, waist 28.5cm


Custom Graphics

Prior has been offering custom graphics since 1990 and provides a complete custom topsheet and base graphic service. This is ideal for riders who want a one-of-a-kind look on their Prior board, and for companies who desire special corporate gifts and/or promotions.

Topsheets      Qty  Description C$ surcharge
  Single One off custom topsheets $300
  2-5 units Custom topsheets $275
  6-10 units     Custom topsheets $230
  11+ units Custom topsheets Call/email
Bases Qty Description C$ surcharge
  Single One off custom diecut base     $300
  2-5 units Custom diecut base $275
  6-10 units Custom diecut base $230
  11+ units Custom diecut base Call/email

If you would like one of our diecut base designs in a different colour, the cost will be much less!

Topsheet Artwork

Topsheet design and colour options are almost unlimited. We can print topsheets of photo color quality. All topsheets are sublimated onto a white, gloss nylon topsheet for a professional look and finish. (sorry we cannot sublimate onto a clear topsheet material therefore clear windows are not an option for one off customs). Above prices based on receipt of art in digital file format in either of the following formats:

* For art that is done in vector based (ie. Illustrator or similar) program we require artwork in PDF or AI format.

* For bit mapped based art (ie. Photoshop or similar) we require TIFF, PSD or PDFformats. The File size must be 300 DPI in rectangular shape that measures 6cm longer than desired board length x 34cm wide. Note that files will likely be in excess of 100MB and can be sent by Dropbox etc or droped off at the factory.


Base Artwork

Prior offers diecut custom bases in one to three colors. As base colors are actually cut with a knife there are some design limitations. We ask that you first email a low res jpeg file to us for review and approval.


For any custom topsheet or shaping project you will need to contact our sales staff for guidance and accurate quotes. Please email will (will@priorsnow.com) or call 604 935 1923 to chat about your custom artwork or other custom options.

Prior ships everywhere!

All shipping is through Fed Ex and calculated at customer checkout based on weight and destination for delivery.

We also provide a shipping and tax estimate calculator in our online shopping cart with estimates and options based on the weight of your order and destination of delivery.