Matt Elliott

Matt Elliott

Photos by Cam McCleod

Current favorite piece of gear? Why?
My 2015 Summit 800 154" , because it's frigg'n awesome

How do you like spending your down days?
Playing pond hockey, Hanging out with my girfriend and her dog.

Fondest memory from learning to ski or ride?
Taking road trips with my dad and listening to Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever over, and over...

Do you have any hidden talents?
I do, but I can't find them at the moment…

What would your superpower be?
I think Teleporting would be a good one. Think of how easy it would be to get to the top of lines. Not to mention getting out.

Spirit animal?
The Beaver.

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
Competing against JP at Cold Rush was pretty memorable. Filming with Warren Miller is huge too.

Any pre-riding or skiing rituals or superstitions?
Haha yep. I have to double tap my ski tips with both poles at the same time before I get off the ski lift. Also I have this lucky sweater that I always wear on big days.

Do you have any pets? What are their names?
Yep, an Aussie Shepard. His name is Merlin.

Can you speak any other languages? What other languages would you like to learn?
I suck at French but it's the closest I get to another language. It would be great to be fluent in that.

What is your biggest goal/something you hope to achieve in your ski career?
Longevity. Being able to ski hard when I'm old. That’s the goal.

Any nicknames? Mutt, Splat

Hometown? Haileybury, Ont

Home Mountain? Whistler

Heroes in skiing and in life? Jerry is always killing it.

You're on a hut trip: no phone, no internet, no tv. What board game is your go-to? Hmm…Trivial Pursuit.

Reading any good books right now? Just finished "The Secret Race" It’s crazy, couldn't put it down.

Favorite ski film? Ski Patrol

Warren Miller Films:
2016 Here, There & Everywhere (Kicking Horse, BC)