A legendary victory for Canadian freestyle snowboarder Sebastien Toutant at the 2010 Air & Style contest in Beijing marked this young talent out as a future king of the board. The Slopestyle and Big Air ace now has his sights firmly set on another X Games win in 2012 and there is little doubt he has the skills to achieve his dream.
Five years ago, at the age of just 18, Seb made his first impression on the international scene when he scooped the 15k prize for a first place finish at the Empire Shakedown. Since that historic moment he has taken a stunning array of snowboard titles at competitions around the globe including winning on home turf at the 2009 Big Air event in Whistler.
Not even a broken ankle could stop this ambitious rider, who came back a year later stronger than ever and cleaned up with a sensational Cab 1260 Double Cork Melon Grab in Beijing. His diverse skills and creative approach made Seb one to watch.
In 2011, he won a silver medal in Snowboard Big Air at the Winter X Games XV in Aspen, Colorado, and gold in Snowboard Slopestyle in the same games. It was his first taste of X Games gold.
During the spring of 2011, he also became only the third person to land a triple cork (backside 1440) behind Mark McMorris and Torstein Horgmo.