Barrett Christy was recently awarded the Legend Award by her peers and for good reason! Her 20+ year career has been unbelievable with a stock pile of contest wins, an Olympic ring, a huge number of X Games medals, and 20 years with a pro model from GNU and Mervin Manufacturing. She has been a force to be reckoned with her entire career and continues to influence the entire GNU Girls line with her input going into each and every one of their boards each year. Her latest Pro Model, the GNU B Pro, is her 20 year anniversary model and is an all mountain destroyer that can not only handle any conditions out there, but also gives back as a portion from each sale goes to Breast Cancer Awareness though a partnership with Boarding 4 Breast Cancer (B4BC).
Pete Saari, Co Founder of GNU, had this to say about Barrett's achievements throughout her amazing career: "She elevated the entire brand... She set the tone for progressive women's snowboarding, showed woman that there were no barriers. She won everything." Pete and Mike Olson knew she was a special rider when they gave her the first Pro Model of her career 20 years ago, but nobody really knew how incredible of a career she would really have. Hats off to you Barrett, you are a great influence to not only Women riders but to all riders, and snowboarding would not have been the same without you. Congrats on your accomplishments over the years and the extremely well deserved Legends Award!