Louie Vito

Louis "Louie" Vito
Personal information
Born (1988-03-20) March 20, 1988
Bellefontaine, Ohio, U.S.
Residence Sandy, Utah,[1] U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Website http://www.louievito.com
Country  United States
Sport Snowboarding
Event(s) Superpipe
Team =
Turned pro 2005
Achievements and titles
World finals 2012 World Snowboarding Championships, 3rd Place
2009 FIS Snowboard World Cup, 2nd Place
2006 World Superpipe Championships, 5th Place
National finals 2012 U.S. Grand Prix Champion
2011 U.S. Grand Prix Champion
2009 U.S. Grand Prix Champion
2008 U.S. Grand Prix Champion
Olympic finals 5th Place, Men's Halfpipe
Louie Vito
Medal record
Men's Snowboarding
Representing the  United States
Winter X Games Europe
2011 Tignes Superpipe
2013 Tignes Superpipe
2012 Tignes Superpipe
2010 Tignes Superpipe
Winter X Games
2014 Aspen Superpipe
2011 Aspen Superpipe
Winter Dew Tour
2010 Breckenridge Superpipe
2011 Overall
2011 Killington Superpipe
2012 Overall
2012 Snowbasin Superpipe
2011 Breckenridge Superpipe
2012 Breckenridge Superpipe
2012 Killington Superpipe
U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix
2008 Overall
2008 Killington Superpipe
2008 Copper Mountain Superpipe
2008 Tamarack Mountain Superpipe
2009 Overall
2009 Tamarack Mountain Superpipe
2010 Copper Mountain Superpipe
2011 Overall
2012 Overall
2012 Mammoth Superpipe
2007 Overall
2007 Tamarack Mountain Superpipe
2007 Mount Bachelor Superpipe
2009 Boreal Superpipe
2009 Copper Mountain Superpipe
2010 Overall
2010 Mammoth Superpipe
2011 Copper Mountain Superpipe
2013 Copper Mountain Superpipe
Burton Global Open Series
2005 Australian Open Superpipe
2006 New Zealand Open Superpipe
2007 Australian Open Superpipe
2010 U.S. Open Superpipe
2011 New Zealand Open Superpipe
2012 U.S. Open Superpipe
2010 New Zealand Open Superpipe
2013 U.S. Open Superpipe
Vans Cup at Tahoe
2008 Superpipe
Jeep King Of the Mountain Tour
2008 Squaw Valley Superpipe
Garnier Fructis Pro Challenge
2006 Superpipe

Louis "Louie" Vito (born March 20, 1988[1]) is an American professional snowboarder. He is an Olympian, and Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion.

Early life

Louis Vito was born in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in the nearby city of Bellefontaine. In his teenage years, he moved to Vermont to pursue his love of snowboarding by enrolling in the Stratton Mountain School - a ski and snowboarding academy. There, he spent his high school years snowboarding in the morning and studying in the afternoons, and traveling to competitions when time permitted. After graduating high school, he moved to Sandy, Utah.


Louie Vito has won four of the past five U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Overall Championships, five X Games medals, two Winter Dew Tour Cup Overall Championships, among many other accolades.

He rose to prominence on the professional snowboarding scene at age 17 by completing a backside 1080 at the Australian Open Snowboarding Championships - making him the first rider to successfully pull off the complex move in an Australian competition. This helped propel Vito to the top of the podium, capturing his first of two consecutive championships there.

Vito is currently the reigning Winter Dew Tour Overall Champion and U.S. Grand Prix Overall Champion.

Vito also competed on the show "Dancing With the Stars." Partnered with professional dancer Chelsie Hightower, he rehearsed for the show at the same time that he was training for the Olympics. Three months later, he represented the United States at the 21st Olympic Games in Vancouver.


2012 Rail Jam Charity

Deeply committed to philanthropic causes, each year Vito holds the “Louie Vito Rail Jam” in his hometown at Mad River Mountain. The event is held to mentor young riders who are given the opportunity to compete without an entry fee and get outfitted in Vito’s premium gear. The Rail Jam supports local charity, St. Vincent De Paul, through money raised from auction items and food donated for the food bank by everyone who attends.

Vito currently resides in Sandy, Utah with his dog Gucci.



  1. 1 2 "Louie Vito". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2010-02-07.

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