Spy is proud to announce Louie Vito as the newest member to one ofmost influential and respected professional snowboard teams in thegame. At only 18, this Bellefontaine, Ohio native has already made animpact on the shred world, but don’t worry, he promises that this is just the beginning.A graduate of the infamous Stratton Mountain School in Vermont, Louie is a pipe slayer at heart,but his snowboard skills don’t end there. This month, Louie’s incredible wealth of talent andaggressive style earned him a 1st place finish at the Garnier Fructose Halfpipe Contest inAustralia, beating two-time Olympic Medalist Danny Kass in the process. Louie was recentlynamed to the US Pro team. He qualified first for the Superpipe finals at last year’s Winter X Tenbut just missed the medals after a slight fall in his final run. He is hungry for redemption and can’twait to drop in at Winter X Eleven!

Louie has progressed beyond his years not only in riding but also in stature. The industry and hisfriends can vouch that he is an easy going, funny and humble young man who has gained aton of respect on and off the hill. His sensibility and focused mindset is illustrated in the recentpurchase of a new home in Salt Lake City, Utah. His new home base offers streamlined traveloptions and the opportunity to ride that world famous Utah powder with Spy teammates MFM,Erik Christensen and Kurt Wastell. Can you think of a better place…?

Louie joins a world-class line up at Spy. The professional team roster reads like a who’s who ofsnowboarding. Along with MFM, DCP and Kurt Wastell, there is Todd Richards, Darrell Mathes, ErikChristensen and Priscilla Levac. Then, backing these riders up is our stellar development programwith Justin Bennee, Stevie Bell, Nima Jalali and Freddie Sirvio.”I’ve known Louie since he was just a grom…well even more of a grom than he is now. Havingsuch a strong pipe rider is a huge addition to our Spy team and we are eager to watch himprogress even farther into all aspects of snowboarding. – Chris Saydah, Spy snowboard segmentmanager.

Louis Vito is also supported by the following companies: O-Matic Snowboards, Volcom, Redbull,Boost Mobile, Kicker, Grenade, Vestal, Skullcandy, Utility Boardshop and Windells SnowboardCamp.