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Matthews' success began early on, and in 2006 she was the top ranked J3 in the U.S. In 2008 Matthews came in third in moguls and dual moguls at the NorAm Cup event in Val St. Come, Quebec. She continued her success in 2009, earning first place in the 2009 NorAm Cup in Arapahoe Basin and 11th in the 2009 U.S. Championships at Squaw Valley.

The 2013 season proved to be Matthews' best with her career-first World Cup podium in Inawashiro, Japan, and silver at U.S. Championships. Her 2014 season started strong but a crash in Lake Placid resulted in an arm injury that took Matthews out for the rest of the Olympic season. 2015 was a recovery year for Matthews, who consistenly put up top-20 World Cup finishes and walked away with a third place finish at U.S. Championships. After a strong prep period ahead of the 2016 season, Matthews came out on top in the World Cup opener in Ruka with her first career win. She netted a few more top-10 finishes on the World Cup to close out the season ranked 6th in the world. She also claimed her first national title.

On skis just before the age of two, Matthews spent most of her beginning years skiing with her parents, both avid skiers themselves. At four Matthews started alpine racing with the Copper Mountain Race Club. She moved with her parents to Denmark after two years at Copper and began to explore the European slopes. It was during this time that she discovered her love for moguls. After living in Denmark for a year and a half, Matthews and her family moved back to the states. She then joined Team Summit at age eight, and has been skiing there ever since.

When she’s not skiing, Matthews enjoys biking, golfing, hiking, crocheting, crafting and dabbles in photography, . She currently works as a customer service representative at Tanger Outlets and coaches for ID One USA's summer camp in Whistler



14th, MO, Voss, 2013
11th, DM, Voss, 2013

4th, DM, Deer Valley, USA, 2016
8th, DM, Tazawako, JPN, 2016
8th, MO, Tazawako, JPN, 2016
8th, MO, Val St. Come, CAN, 2016
1st, DM, Ruka, FIN, 2015
Eight top-20 finishes, 2015
2nd, DM, Inawashiro, JPN, 2013

1st, DM, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2016
3rd, DM, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2015
2nd, DM, Heavenly, CA, 2013