Tatum Monod comes from a long lineage of skiers – her father was an accomplished ski racer and her family owns a legendary ski and outdoor sports shop in her hometown of Banff, Alberta.
But as a young child, Tatum wasn't interested in skiing, so she didn't start until she was 12 years old. She quickly made up for lost time though, and by 16 she was racing for the Alberta Ski Team.
Four years later, she gave up racing and a full-ride scholarship to the University of Alaska to move to Revelstoke, BC, and spend a winter skiing just for fun. "It was a hard decision," she says. "But that's when I started skiing for myself." She spent a season travelling to compete in big-mountain contests on the Freeskiing World Tour, and eventually she found her way to filming.
In 2014, she had her breakout performance with an award-winning segment in Level 1 Productions' film, Less. Now a student at the University of Utah studying outerwear design, she spends her winters bouncing between Utah, Whistler, and beyond.Read more