Matt Gibson is a former ThoughtCo writer who contributed articles on snowboarding for three years. He grew up on the snow, spending pretty much every weekend on the ski hills for 15 of the first 18 winters of his life. Growing up in the Rocky Mountains near resorts like Fernie, Lake Louise, and Sunshine Village in British Columbia, Matt never needed to travel far to find great snowboarding. He has, however, explored mountains in Washington, Idaho, Utah, and California. In 1998, Matt became a certified CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor, but decided to pursue outdoors writing, rather than teaching, as a way to combine snowboarding with his career. He writes and shoots photographs for travel and outdoors publications like Huffington Post, Kootenay Mountain Culture, En Voyage in-flight magazine, UP! Magazine and AFAR and manages his award-winning adventure travel blog from his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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