MATTHIAS GIRAUD
MATTHIAS GIRAUD



Matthias Giraud

Country:
USA
Home Mountain:
Megeve, France and Alta, Utah
Born:
Sept. 24, 1983

Matthias Giraud also known as “Super Frenchie” (born on September 24, 1983) is a professional skier and B.A.S.E. jumper. He was born in Evreux, France and grew up skiing in Megève, France. Matthias Giraud started as a competitive ski racer, but moved on to freeskiing and later on big mountain skiing. Matthias Giraud competed in various extreme skiing competitions until he started combining his love for BASE jumping with skiing and completed several first descents, ski BASE jumps and BASE jumps across the globe including the first ski BASE jump off Mt Hood, Oregon, the first ski BASE jump off the Matterhorn, Switzerland and the first wingsuit flight over the famous Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Matthias Giraud currently lives with his wife and son in Bend, Oregon

Question -
How long have you been skiing?
Answer -
29 years
Question -
What are three things you can not live with out?
Answer -
Skiing, BASE jumping and surfing.
Question -
If you were not a pro Skier what would you be?
Answer -
I would be a surf bum for sure! The ocean is my favorite thing aside from being in the mountains and falling through the air.
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What is the coolest thing you've done on the snow?
Answer -
Probably escaping an avalanche off the Aiguilles Croches in Megève by ski BASE jumping off a 600 foot cliff. You can see it here: http://youtu.be/SwbP9WLX3fY
Question -
Who is your biggest influence in your life?
Answer -
My wife and son!
Question -
How do you stay in shape during the off season?
Answer -
Training a lot at the gym, BASE jumping, skydiving and surfing as often as possible! Here are my pro training tips on Men’s Fitness: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/ski-base-jumper-workout
Question -
Favorite Food Item?
Answer -
A good refreshing beer and a bacon cheeseburger are my guilty pleasures!
Question -
Who are your other sponsors?
Answer -
Cushe Footwear, GoPro, Thule, Corliquid Core Energy Drink, Megève, Wagner Skis, Oakley, Dalbello .
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