Snowmobiling Articles by Date

January 2012

  • Live Chat: Oakley Freestyle Snowmobile Star Levi LaVallee Amps Up For Winter X Games at 6 p.m. Pacific – Tuesday

    WX Athlete Chat Series 2

    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Levi LaVallee smashed his way into history on New Year’s Eve. Just after midnight on the East Coast, Oakley’s star Freestyle Snowmobiler rocketed over 300 feet of water – safely landing and effectively shattering his own world record for distance jumping on a snowmobile, clearing 412 feet, 6 inches before a national audience (ESPN) over a Marina Park in San Diego, Calif. All just about a year after a horrific accident left him with broken ribs, a cracked pelvis, a collaped lung and a punctured second lung after slamming into the ground while training for his 2010 “Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.” jump. His 2011 try was a glorious triumph. And now, riding immense momentum, he’s gearing up for his return to Winter X Games. Chat live with him tonight (Jan. 10) at 6 p.m. Pacific below!

  • NO LIMITS: O Freestyle Snowmobile Star Levi LaVallee Breaks Water Gap World Record, Soars 412 Feet Over Marina Park On New Years

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    A run in with the Grim Reaper after a horrifically violent test crash would discourage most freestyle snowmobile riders. But not Levi LaVallee. Despite broken ribs, a cracked pelvis, a collaped lung and a punctured second lung after slamming into the ground while training for his 2010 “Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.” jump – a flight of more than 300 feet over a Marina Park in San Diego – he bounced back with a vengeance this New Year’s Eve. Just after midnight on the East Coast, Levi rocketed over 300 feet of water – safely landing and effectively shattering his own world record for distance jumping on a snowmobile, clearing 412 feet, 6 inches before a national audience (ESPN).