Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Andrew Matthews and I'm a snowboarder athlete from Yellowknife, NWT. I decided to start this blog to keep my friends, family, fans and sponsors up to date about my life as a full time snowboarder. I will be posting about my travels, competitions, training and random awesome things that I come across. Enjoy the journey!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One Shot Wednesday Switch Front Lip

Discovery Air - Diamond Sponsor!

Discovery Air has answered the call of supporting high performance sport in the NWT. This year they moved up two levels from last year's Silver Sponsorship to my Diamond Level! Discovery Air's philanthropic contribution has allowed me to increase my amount of high quality training, case in point my three week training camp in Colorado this past December. Without the support of outstanding community leaders like Discovery Air, I would not have the opportunity to pursue my dreams and goals in competitive snowboarding. Thank you!

Discovery Air is also supporting NWT high performance snowboarder Molly Molligan with her athletic pursuits; as well as several other well deserving initiatives. For more information check out their Community Involvement page here.

One of Discovery Air's companies Air Tindi planes, photographed here, charter and schedule flights across Canada's north
From Discovery Air's website we learn the following about the company:

Founded in 2004, Discovery Air Inc. is a specialty aviation services company operating across Canada and in select locations internationally. With over 140 aircraft, it is one of the largest air operators in Canada, employing more than 850 flight crew, maintainers and support staff to deliver a variety of air transport, maintenance and logistics solutions to its government, airline and business customers. The Corporation's subsidiaries include: Top Aces, which delivers airborne training and special mission services to the Canadian military; Discovery Air Fire Services, a supplier of airborne fire management services to the Ontario government and charter services to government agencies and corporate customers; Discovery Air Technical Services, which provides a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and certification services; Great Slave Helicopters, the second-largest VFR helicopter operator in the country; Air Tindi, the largest fixed-wing aircraft charter provider based in Northern Canada; Discovery Mining Services, which supplies all-weather exploration camps as well as expediting and logistics support services; and Discovery Air Innovations, the innovation arm of Discovery Air that identifies and captures large, new market opportunities.
Another of Discovery Air's companies,
Great Slave Helicopters (GSH), is one of the largest helicopter operators in Canada.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Canadian Dream "Team"

Introducing the Canadian Dream "Team"! Action Talent Sports Management is changing up the game for corporate funding and sports management. They're trying to help Canadian athletes get the funding they need to achieve their goals. Kyle Thomas and I are fortunate and excited to be on the "Team"!

Check out my profile on their website

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Crazy flag tap!

I still haven't got the footage from last weekends BCSA Slopestyle so here's a wild accidental flag tap shot Keystone Colorado!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Couple Laps Edit

This was such a fun afternoon shredding with Sam and Tac I had to put up a couple more shots. Check out Sam's blog here:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One Shot Wednesday Back Rodeo

This week I've been training with the National Slopestyle Team on a private custom air bag jump session. It's been great to get comfortable flipping again. Today I decided enough is enough, time to get comfortable pulling back rodeos on snow. Thanks goes out to Tack for getting the shot and Canada~Snowboard for allowing me to session the bag jump this week!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

One Shot Wednesday

Happy New Year!

I thought it would be cool if I try to upload my favorite shot from the week every Wednesday. Here's the first One Shot Wednesday. It's from an amazing lap where we got incredibly lucky with the opening of Harmony Chair as we were debating whether or not to stay and wait. Needless to say, it was epic! Enjoy

- A.M