While the rest of the ski world has jumped on the triples bandwagon, Vincent Gagnier, 23, wants nothing to do with them. He doesn't need them, either; he claimed XG Aspen 2015 Ski Big Air gold with a complicated double -- a rightside double bio 1620 Screamin' Seaman Octograb uncrossed into opposite Octograb (the longest trick name in history). However, the snowy conditions at XG Aspen 2016 adversely affected him; Gagnier finished 6th in Big Air. Soon after he won Big Air at Fenway Park in Boston (Feb. 2016) with yet another new rotation: a switch rodeo 360. This quiet, unassuming Quebecois is the baby brother of 2005 Slopestyle gold medalist Charles Gagnier.
- 2 XG Big Air medals in 3 attempts: silver 2014 and gold 2015. 6th, 2016 XG Aspen; 13th, 2016 XG Oslo Big Air.
- 2015 AFP Big Air champ. 2nd in 2016.
- Highlight of the 2016 season was winning Big Air at Fenway Park in Feb. 2016.
- Brother of former X Games champ Charles Gagnier (2005 Slopestyle gold).
- Charles and Vincent are the second set of skiing brothers to win XG gold (Reggie and Zach Crist both won Skier X).
- Doesn't throw triples. Says of them, "If 30
- something people on Earth can do it, I don't understand what the big deal is."
X Games Competition History
|X Games Oslo 2016|| SKI Big Air||13th|
|X Games Aspen 2016|| SKI Big Air||6th|
|X Games Aspen 2015|| SKI Big Air||1st|
|X Games Aspen 2014|| SKI Big Air||2nd|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2013|| SKI Big Air||7th|