Born and raised in Montreal, Sébastien 'Seb Toots' Toutant was never far from the slopes. When he broke his skis on a family holiday as a child, he had to ride out the rest of the season on one of his brother’s old snowboards. Needless to say, it wasn't long before he was hooked! The transition from rookie to expert was quick and seamless, as Seb took to the board like a natural.
By 2006, Seb had received widespread recognition when he took first place at Empire Shakedown’s Big Air competition in Canada. Not only did he receive a hefty $10,000 cheque and a win on his home turf, but he also did it all before his 14th birthday! It was clear even then that Seb was set to become a snowboarding sensation.
Within two years he’d gone pro and was beginning to venture out into international competitions. Even breaking his ankle while training for the Innsbruck Air + Style competition in 2009 only strengthened his resolve. But Seb doesn’t just want to retread past steps, he wants to re-invent the sport. “I want to help it evolve,” he says.
Seb now has a wealth of grand slam titles under his belt, including several FIS World Cup wins and a number of Winter X Games podium spots, including gold in the 2013 slopestyle event and silver in the 2016 slopestyle. He followed up with gold in the 2016 Air + Style in Innsbruck.
The world is now Seb's playground, and he's keeping busy bringing his tricks to competition and shredding his way from podium to podium.Read more