Episode 79: Matthias Giraud AKA Super Frenchie – Professional Skier and B.A.S.E. Jumper
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Matthias Giraud also known as “Super Frenchie” (born on September 24, 1983) is a professional skier and B.A.S.E. jumper. Super Frenchie was born in Evreux, France and grew up skiing at St Gervais-les-Bains/ Megève France. His first highly publicized accomplishment was the first ski B.A.S.E. jump off Mississippi Head on Mt Hood, Oregon.
Super Frenchie started as a competitive ski racer, but moved on to freeskiing and later on to big mountain skiing. Super Frenchie is known for combining BASE jumping with skiing and completed several first descents and ski BASE jumps across the globe including the first ski BASE jump off the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Matthias Giraud currently lives in Bend, Oregon.
Super Frenchie has been featured on 60 Minutes Sports, 50 most adventurous men by Men’s Journal, Good Morning America, and has worked with companies such as Apple, GoPro and Facebook.