Louis "Louie" Vito (born March 20, 1988) is an American professional snowboarder. Louis Vito was born in Columbus, Ohio. He later moved to Denver, Colorado to continue his love of snowboarding. Vito became prominent on the professional snowboarding scene at age 17 by completing a backside 1080 at the Australia Open _ making him the first rider to successfully pull off the complex move. This helped propel him to the top of the podium, winning his first of two consecutive championships there. In 2008, Vito was crowned the overall Chevy U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix series title champion. That year, he went on to win the Killington Grand Prix on the heels of winning the Tamarack Grand Prix. Two days later he won The Jeep King of the Mountain Superpipe Championships in Squaw Valley, California. Vito went on to win the Etnies GVR and took second place at the Vans Cup in a hotly contested battle for the championship with superstar Danny Kass. Recently, Vito co-won the U.S.
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