Launchin' Levi

Levi LaVallee

The man with balls-to-the-wall fearlessness

Levi LaVallee celebrates with his gold medal after winning the finals of the Snowmobile Long Jump event at Winter X Games 18, in Aspen, CO, USA.
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Hi, my name is Levi LaVallee. My discipline is snowmobile freestyle and snowmobile race. My friends call me Launchin' Levi. I was born on 31 August 1982 in Longville, Minnesota, USA. My special talent is flipping a four wheeler. My favourite food is tacos.

Bio

Levi LaVallee first tasted podium success in 2004 when he won the HillCross snowmobile event at the Winter X Games in Aspen. The Minneapolis resident later made the switch to Freestyle competition, nailing this event and cementing his place as a legend on the snow.

Standing on top of the podium at the 2008 Winter X Games again in Aspen was a symbol of personal excellence and professional evolution for Levi, who had lost a year due to a blowout knee injury on the pro tour. He took gold in both the Speed & Style and Freestyle events and was later named Best Male Athlete of the entire competition.

Levi became the first person to attempt a double backflip on a snowmobile at the Winter X Games 2009. After soaring more than 50 feet in the air, he went long on the landing and was thrown from his sled upon impact. The attempt was so tantalisingly close that many people considered it a success.

He’s notched up a ton of X Games medals so far (many of them gold) and, in 2011, took the torch from Travis Pastrana, Robbie Maddison and Rhys Millen for one of his greatest feats – Red Bull New Year No Limits. The man with balls-to-the-wall fearlessness jumped across the San Diego Bay, setting a new world record of 412ft.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Winter X Games - Snowmobile Long Jump

      Aspen, Colorado, USA

  2. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Winter X Games - Snowmobile Speed & Style

      Aspen, Colorado, USA

    2. 1st Place: Winter X Games - Snowmobile Freestyle

      Aspen, Colorado, USA

  3. 2011
    1. Red Bull: New Year No Limits - Longest Jump

      Unofficial world record at 412ft

      San Diego, USA

  4. 2010
    1. 1st Place: Winter X Games - Snowmobile Knock Out

      Aspen, Colorado, USA

  5. 2009
    1. First Ever Attempt to Double Backflip a Snowmobile

      Aspen, Colorado, USA

  6. 2008
    1. 1st Place: Winter X Games - Snowmobile Freestyle

      Aspen, Colorado, USA

    2. 1st Place: Winter X Games - Snowmobile Speed & Style

      Aspen, Colorado, USA