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!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Showdown Over the City

 Hey hey,

My brother took some photos from my last competition the Quiksilver Showdown Over the City at Grouse Mountain last weekend. The sun was out and the jumps were huge for the green run they were on... not the best combination. Speed was a huge issue for the riders. The park crew had to trim down the jumps as much as possible after the riders were unable to clear the last jump in qualification. The next day they were ready with bags and bags of salt. Even still the best guys were narrowly clearing the last jump. Pretty crazy.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

One shot one day late

This weeks one shot is from my qualification run at Snow Crown last week. In semis I ended up being on the bubble to make finals. It was such a fun week of riding in the sun and a great event. Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Post Number 100 - Battle at the Big Air

For my 100th post check out this video I made from the Big Air in Quebec. It was a battle with the elements: ice, wind and blowing snow. On top of that, it was also my first time hitting a scaffolding jump and we only got 45 minutes of practice before the contest. Crazy!