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.
Year after Levi keeps astonishing with his power to collect shiny medals. He may have retired from snocross in 2014 but he keeps competing at the X Games and managing a snocross team.Read more