Flow Snowboarding had a chance to sit down with Celia Miller over her busy summer. We talked about her path as a professional snowboarder; from her East Coast roots as a child, to her life now living in Colorado. We also had a chance to ask Miller about her travels last winter and her European road trip this summer with her good friend Sarka Pancochova.
Where did you originally grow up?
I was born in Maryland and grew up in West Virginia before moving to Connecticut in high school.
Where do you currently live?
I live in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Did you grow up skiing first or have you always been snowboarding?
I went skiing once when I was like 10 but other than that I started with snowboarding at my local resort in Connecticut.
What’s your current board, boots and bindings preference?
Right now I am on the Flow Jewel and Minx bindings. I love how versatile the Jewel is for riding park or riding pow if it dumps. And the Minx bindings are so simple and comfortable. Everyone is always jealous of my bindings. And I like the Deelite Coiler Boot. It is light weight and comfortable.
What would you consider your home mountain to be?
Breckenridge always feels like home. I love Colorado and don’t see myself leaving anytime soon.
Other than snowboarding, what other kind of sports or hobbies do you participate in?
I love surfing.. well I guess its a love/hate relationship. Its such a challenge for me and it takes me back to learning to snowboard. I want to just jump in the water and master it but it is not easy. I also have been taking up rock climbing but i have some fears there that definitely limit me so its humbling for sure.
What was your favorite memory from last winter?
I had a couple great powder days at Vail last year. I wasn’t filming or shooting so it was just one of those personal days that kept me smiling for a while.
Anywhere you are looking forward to riding next year?
I would really like to spend some time in Wyoming and Montana this year. I have been talking with Sarka about some southern hemisphere trips as well.
Via Instagram we saw you went on a European trip this summer, travelling with Sarka and Courtney. Where did you all travel through and how was that trip?
The three of us wanted to go on a trip that was a real Euro vacation. Since Sarka was nursing a knee injury it was easier for us to fly there. She showed us around her country and we drove to Austria and Croatia and basically just worked on our tans. Austria is one of my favorite places in the world and never fails to impress me. And Croatia was so pretty with such clear water.
Where was your favorite place to travel to not related to snowboarding?
I went to Nicaragua this spring for a month to surf. It was super low key there but there are amazing breaks. I got totally absorbed in the beach life and can’t wait to go back.
Where was the furthest you’ve ever traveled in order to snowboard?
I flew to Argentina for a 4 day promo in the city of Buenos Aries where we hit a scaffolding jump in a park. That was an interesting trip.
What are your favorite Apres Ski activities?
Coffee… Nothing better then sitting at a cafe drinking a cappuccino after a day of shredding.
Any advice you would like to give to all the aspiring younger snowboarders out there?
Just have fun! If your not enjoying it then your not doing it right.
Anything else you’d like to say to the Flow support or customers?
Flow rules. If you ride the gear then you know why its so good! I’m stoked to be part of the family and ride gear that makes snowboarding what it should be. Awesome!
Looks like Celia Miller and Sarka Pancochova might be planning one more trip to the southern hemisphere before winter switches poles again. Are any of you planning on heading to South America, Australia or New Zealand before their winter (our summer) ends? Please connect with us at Flow Snowboarding via Social Media and hashtag #FlowSnowboarding to let us know. Share your photos and message us.