Louie Vito

I’m out there having fun! What more could I want?

Louie Vito competes in the Men's Snowboard Super Pipe during Winter X Games 19 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, CO, USA on 22 January 2015.
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Hi, my name is Louie Vito. My discipline is snowboarding freestyle. My friends call me LV. I was born on 20 March 1988 in Ohio, USA. My special talent is gymnastics. My philosophy of life is push yourself and take advantage of the opportunities in front of you. The most important person in my life is my dad. My favorite food is pasta. My favorite music is rap.


If there’s one athlete who’s inspiring kids to pack up their game consoles and get out on the slopes, it’s Louie Vito. Born in Ohio, USA in 1988, Louie, or ‘LV’, is the definition of a snowboarding success story.

A gymnast from an early age, Louie was always into sport, but it wasn't until he picked up a board that he truly found his niche. As soon as he was old enough, Louie enrolled at the Stratton Mountain School in Vermont where he received expert tutelage. 

It's perhaps Louie’s combination of skills in snowboarding and gymnastics that have led him to become so successful. His ambition in creating astounding height and rotation whilst sustaining such finesse makes him lethal competition in the Halfpipe event.

Since taking second place at the FIS Junior World Snowboarding Championships in 2005, he has gone from strength to strength. Between the 2010 Winter Olympics and the end of 2011 alone, Louie claimed a whopping 12 podium spots in grand slam events both nationally and internationally, including three consecutive Winter X Games, three Winter Dew Tours, and three US Snowboarding Grand Prix.

He has also gone on to take first places at the Winter X Games, the US Snowboarding Grand Prix and the Winter Dew Tour and second places at the Burton US Open. "Push yourself and take advantage of the opportunities in front of you," Louie has been quoted as saying – an ethos he's clearly living by.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: Winter X Games - Superpipe

      Aspen, Colorado, USA

  2. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Winter X Games - Superpipe

      Tignes, France

    2. 3rd Place: Burton U.S. Open - Halfpipe

      Vail, Colorado, USA

  3. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: Dew Tour Men's Snowboard Superpipe

      Breckenridge, Colorado, USA

    2. 2nd Place: Winter X Games - Halfpipe

      Tignes, France

    3. 2nd Place: Burton U.S. Open - Halfpipe

      Vermont, USA

    4. 1st Place: U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix - Halfpipe

      California, USA

    5. 1st Place: Winter Dew Tour Halfpipe

      Utah, USA