Earlier this year, news started to leak that the incomparable Levi LaVallee was in the midst of creating an action video riding the streets, alleys and waterways where his snowmobile racing career first started. Then, even bigger news broke when snowmobiling’s most famous stuntman had to be rescued from the icy waters of Lake Superior!
Levi was plucked safely from the water, and now the video of his escapade in Duluth, Minnesota, has been released. It is posted below. As with everything Levi does, it’s highly entertaining. It starts on the grounds of Spirit Mountain, tradition host site of the season-opening snocross race (prior to the last two years), before turning to the streets of Duluth and eventually Duluth Harbor. It has his usual big-air style and cool features; it does not, though, feature images of him going into the big drink!
In an email to followers this morning, Levi wrote:
“Watch in awe as Levi LaVallee explores every Snocross racer’s dream location on a whole new level! 😜 😍
“From a young age LaVallee participated in Snowcross races at Spirit Mountain (the local ski resort), and often wondered what it would be like to take his sled off of the course and onto the steep streets of the city itself. LaVallee constantly pushes the boundaries of what is possible on a snowmobile, and he continues to innovate the sport by incorporating styles from BMX, Freestyle Motocross, and Snowboarding into his tricks. Having won 13 X Games medals in six different snowmobile disciplines, he is one of most successful athletes in X Games winter event history,
“In early 2021, LaVallee was able to make those Spirit Mountain dreams a reality and turn the historic port city or Duluth into his personal snowmobile playground.Shot over the course of a week, and racing against the changing of the winter into spring, the snowmobile project showcases many of Duluth’s famous locations.”
Levi previously shot a very popular video on the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota, that has more than 2.5 million views on youtube, and likely many more elsewhere.
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