MISSION STATEMENT

To promote the sports of skiing and B.A.S.E. jumping in a professional and humble manner to inspire human adventure.

BIOGRAPHY & ACHIEVEMENTS

9/24/1983:
Born in Evreux, France

1994-2001:
Grew up skiing in St Gervais/ Megeve, France
Student at the race academy of Varens Junior High School (French Alps)
Competed in various national French championships in Slalom and Giant Slalom as well as skier cross, big air, derbys and rail contests

2002-2003:
Studied Business and Management at ESDES, Lyon, France and taught skiing as a certified ski instructor in St Gervais Mont Blanc, France

2004-2007:
Transferred from ESDES to Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO USA
Earned a degree in Business Administration and Resort and Tourism Management
Earned a skydiving A License
Competed in Several big mountain skiing events
4th and 5th place in the US Extreme Freeskiing Championship Qualifiers in Crested Butte, CO, USA
4th at the Stihl Colorado Freeride Series final and 7th overall
Forerunner for the US Freeskiing Championships in Telluride, CO
Main plublications include the cover of Ski Magazine, full pages mainly in Skiing, Ski Canada, Backcountry Magazine, Outside Magazine and many more

2008:
First ski BASE jump off Mt Hood, OR, USA
First ski BASE jump off Engineer Mountain, Silverton, Colorado, USA
First ski BASE jumps with a 360-degree camera with Miles Daisher from the Red Bull Airforce, Twin Falls, ID
Featured in Best of the Year – CNN Headline News (News to Me), Good Morning America, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, Yahoo News front page, Skydiving Magazine

2009:
First Descent and ski BASE jump off the Aiguille Croche in Megeve, France
First ski BASE jump off Ajax Peak in Telluride, Colorado, USA
Photoshoot with Glen Plake in Megeve, France for Snow Magazine
Wingsuit jump from Hot Air Balloon and sub-terminal BASE jumps for National Geographic TV
Featured on Good Morning America, Outside Magazine, ESPN Freeskiing, Skiing Magazine

2010:
Earned a Skydiving B License
5 First descents in the Arctic Circle of Iceland (Troll Peninsula)
Ski touring 400 miles past the Arctic Circle in the Lyngen Alps of Norway
Ski BASE jumping off the Eiger, Switzerland
BASE jump trilogy in one day – Eiger ski BASE, La Mousse tracking jump and High Ultimate tracking jump, Lauterbrunnen, Swizterland
First ski BASE jump off Ingram Peak in Telluride, Colorado, USA
Triple backflip ski BASE jump, Utah, USA – GoPro Edit
BASE jump backflip through the structure of the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, ID, USA
Featured in Skiing Magazine, Powder Magazine, The Ski Journal, ESPN Freeskiing, Snow Magazine, Backcountry Magazine, ending segment in “Up and Down” by Greenhorn Films, national news in Iceland, multiple national segments on Adrenaline on l’Equipe TV (France)

2011:
Earned a Skydiving D license
Production of the GoPro HD Hero 2 Commercial
BASE jump off Paradisarfoos, Iceland
First winsguit flight over the volcano of Eyafjallajokull and landing near the crater, Iceland
First BASE jump off Haifoss waterfall, Iceland
First wingsuit flight from Washington to Oregon across the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR, USA
First ski BASE jump off the Matterhorn, Switzerland
Ski BASE jumps into the Argentiere Glacier, France
Ski BASE jumps off Hellgate in Alta, Utah, USA
Production of the “Avalanche Cliff Jump” GoPro Edit (200 Million views)
Production of the Super Frenchie Diaries
Guest athlete in the Bon Appetit Episode 6 presented by Salomon and skipass.com
Guest presenter at The Gathering, Red Mountain, BC, Canada presented by Powder Magazine
Featured on CNN Headline News, Yahoo news front page, AOL Travel front page, Fox News, ABC News, ESPN Weird Web Stories, ESPN Sportscenter, ESPN Sports Nation, Men’s Fitness, SBC Skier Magazine, Ski Canada, X Games Social Media, multiple Teton Gravity Research stories

2012:
United States Parachute Association Coach and Tandem Instrustor certification
Featured on “Maximum Level” – Fuji TV, Japan
Featured on “Torihada Scoop Footages 100″ – Asahi TV, Japan
Featured on “The World’s Greatest Daredevils”, Channel 5, UK
Featured on “The World’s Scariest Near Misses”, Channel 5, UK
Production of the “Avalanche Cliff Jump” GoPro TV Commercial (50 Million views)
Full Segment in the new PVS Company movie filmed in Chamonix, Megeve, Mt Baker and Mt Hood
Multiple Super Frenchie Diaries featured as GoPro video of the day
7 Ascent in ski descents from the summit of Mt Hood, USA including 2 in 24 hours
260ft Double Backflips ski BASE jump with JT Holmes, Chamonix, France
Ski descente of Begeant Peak, Chamonix, France
Ski descente off Aiguille Croche, Megeve, France
Ski BASE jump off Mt Hood Oregon
Mt Baker Road Gap, WA
Co-hosted Adrenaline on l’Equipe TV (nation French TV)
Featured story on France 3 and TV 5 world
Cover of The Daily Mail – Ski and Snowboard (UK)
Heliskiing on the Rainbow Glacier, British Columbia, Canada
Featured on the Discovery Channel – It’s Good To Be You – Seagram’s Ginger Ale Series
Production of the “B.A.S.E. Jumping in Iceland” GoPro Edit

MAIN MEDIA COVERAGE

  • CNN Headline News (26 segments over the past 4 years)
  • ESPN Sportscenter
  • ESPN 2 (April and September 2011)
  • ESPN Freeskiing
  • ABC – Good Morning America (February 2008, April 2009)
  • Weather Channel
  • Channel 5 (UK)
  • France 3
  • TV 5 World
  • Asahi TV (Japan)
  • Fuji TV (Japan)
  • FOX News
  • ABC News
  • NBC News
  • AOL Travel
  • Yahoo News
  • Grind TV
  • WIRED Magazine (April 2010, April 2011)
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Huffington Post
  • Washington Post
  • Powder Magazine
  • Ski Magazine
  • Skiing Magazine
  • The Ski Journal
  • Backcountry Magazine
  • Skydiving Magazine
  • Ski Canada
  • Ski & Board (UK)
  • Skipass.com

MEDIA TESTIMONIALS

“I’ve worked with Matthias Giraud on numerous projects over the last three years, and have found him to be hardworking, professional, and enthusiastic. Matthias possesses a rare mixture of natural physical talent, unbelievable enthusiasm and energy, and the ability to work with a team to accomplish incredible goals. He understands the needs surrounding the projects he works on, and makes sure that everyone is taken care of. Matty is incredibly focused and diligent, and we always look forward to any opportunity to work with him.”

John Trousdale, Inside Durango TV

“Matthias, I wanted to let you know that our shoot last week at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho has generated a lot of awestruck response from our company. Not only are the images wildly entertaining to watch, we have opened a whole new avenue of revenue potential and are moving quickly to capitalize on the media buzz your jump has created.

From our first encounter with your historic first Ski BASE jump on Mt. Hood in Oregon, you have been a pleasure to work with – Your unbounding enthusiasm for your sport translates well on camera and the energy you put toward these projects has been the driving force in their successful completion.
As you know, there are countless obstacles in bringing such extreme camera work to fruition and your persistent attention to details has been the turning point in both productions. I was also blown away at how quickly you were able to get the Mt. Hood jump out to major news organizations such as ABC News, Good Morning America and CNN News. That piece went viral on the internet within days of the actual jump!

Moving forward, I see more involvement with your exciting career and look toward our next project together this winter – 360 Ski BASE jumping! Best Regards,”

Craig Adkins, Director of Photography, Immersive Media Company

“Matthias rocks! Ok, so that phrase is over-used, but it couldn’t be more appropriate for an adventurer like this. It’s rare to find someone so out-going, ready-for-anything and just down right fun. He’s the ultimate professional when it comes to being interviewed on television. He knows exactly the sound bite to give that will actually be used in stories, he generates a genuine excitement in viewers, is loyal to his sponsors, and engaging. Not to mention the camera loves his charming French smile! I’m always hounding him to hurry up and take the next plunge on some crazy adventure because this guy is great for ratings!”

Anita Kissee, KATU-TV Anchor, ABC Network

“As a producer for National Geographic Television I recently completed a profile of extreme sports adventurer Matthias Giraud. On camera he grabs your attention with his passion for his sport and life. His enthusiasm is infectious, and he is captivating to watch whether jumping off a cliff or recounting his life’s experiences. Matthias is a great communicator and storyteller. He maintains a love for adventure and fun, while being thoroughly professionally in his work. He was helpful both creatively working in story development and also in completing legal contracts. I would look forward to working with him in the future”.

April Chabries, Producer, National Geographic Television