2014 Winter Olympic gold medalist Pierre Vaultier has been the No. 1 rider on the FIS World Cup circuit three times, and out of 22 World Cup podiums, 16 of those were victories. He has not competed at XG since 2012 and of his five prior appearances he's only made the Final twice and has yet to medal. Recently married to fellow SBX racer Kadri Pihla and they have a daughter, Kimi. A long-term student, he spends most of his time prepping for snowboarding instead of exams.
- XG Aspen 2015 will be his 5th appearance. Best Snowboarder X finish: 5th, 2012.
- Finished 1st and 2nd at the two events leading up to XG 2016, Germany.
- 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic gold medalist, snowboard cross.
- Missed X Games in 2014 after tearing his ACL in January 2014.
- #1 rider on the FIS World Cup circuit in 2008, 2010 & 2012. Has won 15 World Cup events since his first in 2007. 4
- time French National Champion: 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011
X Games Competition History
|X Games Aspen 2015|| SBD Snowboarder X||14th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2012|| SBD Snowboarder X||5th|
|Winter X 2011|| SBD Snowboarder X||6th|
|Winter X 2008|| SBD Snowboarder X||26th|
|Winter X 2007|| SBD Snowboarder X||28th|