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Vital Vouardoux

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameVital•Vouardoux
Used nameVital•Vouardoux
Born2 May 1919 in Grimentz (SUI)
Died20 October 1977 in Sierre (SUI)
NOC Switzerland


Vital Vouardoux was a Swiss skier and mountain guide. Born in the mountain village of Grimentz, Vouardoux won a bronze medal in the 1943 Patrouille des Glaciers event, one of three military patrol events held during World War II in Switzerland. Vouardoux competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics while serving in the Swiss military as a Gefreiter. In the 1950s-60s he worked as a gamekeeper.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) SUI Vital Vouardoux
Military Ski Patrol, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Switzerland 1