The international star known as Seb Toots turned heads when he won his first professional event when he was just 13. He was immediately recruited by a film crew who could see that he was going to make it big. Taking his first ever airplane trip, he went to Mount Hood and was captured performing tricks off the biggest jumps he had ever seen.
Since then, Toutant has competed at snowboard’s biggest events and become renowned for his progressive rail skills on slopestyle courses around the world. At the 2011 Winter X Games in Aspen, Toutant became the first male rookie to win the snowboard slopestyle competition since 2002. He also won big air silver in Aspen before capturing slopestyle silver at the 2011 Winter X Games in Tignes. He had gone to Aspen with no expectations after missing the 2010 Winter X Games because of a broken ankle.
While 2011-12 could be considered a bit of an off-year for Toutant, he returned to the top of the slopestyle podium at the Winter X Games in Tignes in 2013, defeating fellow Canadian Mark McMorris, who he has known since he was 14. In his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014, Toutant was among the top qualifiers advancing directly to the final where he finished ninth overall.
Toutant returned to the X Games podium in 2016, winning slopestyle silver in Aspen. A week later he won big air gold at the Air + Style event in Innsbruck. Toutant enjoyed an incredible 2016-17 season that included his sixth career X Games medal, a slopestyle bronze in Norway. He also won the slopestyle events at the Cardrona Winter Games in New Zealand and the FIS World Cup in Quebec City to go with big air second place finishes at the Air + Style event in Beijing and the US Grand Prix. He added a third place finish in slopestyle at the Dew Tour. At PyeongChang 2018, Toutant made history by becoming the first ever Olympic gold medallist in men’s big air. That followed his 11th place finish in the slopestyle event in which he had posted the third-best score in his qualification heat.
A little more about Sébastien
Getting into the Sport: Started snowboarding at age nine when he broke his skis and picked up his brother’s old board… At 14 he realized he could make a career out of snowboarding… Has always been an extreme guy, who if he wasn’t snowboarding would be skating, wakeboarding or doing motocross… Outside Interests: Favourite foods: sushi and Thai… Enjoys skateboarding and wakeboarding, both of which help with his snowboarding… Enjoys playing poker with friends… Odds and Ends: Says that travelling the world since he was 13 has been the best education he’s had… Favourite Olympic memory is the men’s hockey team winning gold at Vancouver 2010…
|2014 Sochi||Snowboard||Slopestyle - Men||9|
|2018 PyeongChang||Snowboard||Big air - Men||Gold|
|2018 PyeongChang||Snowboard||Slopestyle - Men||11|
Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2018 - GOLD (Big Air), 11th (slopestyle); 2014 – 9th (slopestyle)
Winter X Games: 2017 – 9th (slopestyle – Aspen), 4th (big air – Aspen), BRONZE (slopestyle – Norway); 4th (big air – Norway); 2016 – SILVER (slopestyle - Aspen), 4th (big air – Aspen), 10th (big air – Oslo); 2015 – 4th (slopestyle – Aspen); 2014 – 7th (slopestyle – Aspen), 7th (big air – Aspen); 2013 – 10th (slopestyle - Aspen), 6th (big air – Aspen), GOLD (slopestyle - Tignes); 2012 – 4th (slopestyle - Aspen), BRONZE (big air – Aspen), 6th (slopestyle -Tignes); 2011 – GOLD (slopestyle - Aspen), SILVER (big air – Aspen), SILVER (slopestyle - Tignes)