When a record amount of snow falls within a 24-hour period, most snowboarders head for the nearest resort to enjoy the fresh powder. Professional snowboarder Sebastien Toutant, aka Seb Toots? He goes to downtown Montreal and its city park. Or at least that’s what he did last week when nearly 18 inches fell on the city in a 24-hour period Thursday. Seb Toots took off from the top of Mount Royal Park and traversed his way to the bottom and onto the city streets. His artistic and scenic journey, and brief call to nature, are captured majestically in this Vimeo video posted a few days ago:
Toots jumps drop-offs and stairs, rides several rails, traverses a narrow shoot through trees, boards through a cemetery, lands a helicopter, crosses a street and finally finishes on the snow along a downtown sidewalk. The professional shoot took two days and, by the reactions on Vimeo, is receiving rave reviews.
Judiction: “THIS IS AMAZING! Great Job guys! The first shots are so captivating, and the entire way down is just thrilling! Keep these coming.”
Martin: “Montreal shines through this video. Amazing job guys!!”
Francois: “Fantastique carte postale de Montreal et de samontagne! Bravo!” (“Fantastic postcard of Montreal and the mountain! Bravo!”)
Even the squirrel and porcupine seemed impressed.