Tatum Monod

Sport

Ski

Hometown

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Hometown

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Sport

Ski

She didn’t even put on a pair of ski boots until she was 12 years old. Born into a family of mountain guides and national team skiers, and growing up putting in hours at the family store, Monod Sports, in Banff, Tatum was more into horse-riding and flyfishing. The decision to give up her horse wasn’t easy, but skiing proved to be - a natural aptitude she attributes to her gene pool. The first woman to do a double backflip on skis (she credits the encouragement and coaching of the late JP Auclair), Monod tried ski racing, and competing on freeride tour, before channeling her creative energies into free skiing and filming. With two years of design school under her belt, and a penchant for customizing every wardrobe piece, Monod’s athleticism is a reflection of her duelling energies – a visceral love of backcountry adventure (hunting, snowmobiling, surfing and flyfishing) and a desire to express her individual and original style. She filmed her mental struggle recovering from a traumatic knee injury suffered on a shoot in Alaska, out of a desire to share the shadow-side of living full-throttle. Her drive has evolved to use her 100,000-instagram-follower platform to inspire people to dance with the mountains in whatever way fills them up.

Achievements

  • Film parts in:
    • Pretty Faces (2012) Unicorn Picnic, Pretty Faces
    • Less (2014), SmallWorld (2015), Habit (2017), Level 1 Productions
    • The Line (2017), Helio Productions directed by Jimmy Chin
    •  All In (2018) Matchstick Productions
  • Best Female film edit, International Freeski Film Festival (IF3) 2014
  • Best Female film edit, International Freeski Film Festival (IF3) 2015
  • Skier of the Year, Freeskier Magazine (2014/15, 2016/17)
  • Best Female Performance, Powder Awards (2017)
  • Does a backflip for the cover of Powder magazine (2018)
  • Inducted as a Pioneer of Skiing into the Bow Valley Sports Hall of Fame (2018)