UPDATE March 6: Jackson has pushed on through to the final round against Jussi Oksanen, so get on over to the Real Snow Backcountry site and vote for John J. to take it all the way!
To keep us entertained through the rest of the season and remind us that Winter X Games Tignes (France) is approaching, ESPN has launched the “Real Snow Backcountry” video contest. Real Snow Backcountry features 90-second video parts from eight of the world’s best backcountry shredders -- the series has now ventured into big-mountain snowboarding for the first time!
Representing Red Bull in the event is our own John Jackson. “Being part of the first Real Snow Backcountry is sick,” says Jackson. “Not only am I stoked to be selected but it’s awesome to help show what real snowboarding is to the masses through X Games.”
“Since I was hurt, it’s my first part in over a year,” he continued. “It was fun to get back out there and film. All the guys dropped amazing parts so I’m really stoked to be a part of it"
Cast Your Vote
Jackson has already advanced to Round 2, where he faces Nicolas Müller. Check out the videos and get behind Jackson with your vote. Round 2 voting closes March 5, with the final round slated for March 6-15.
Winter X Games medals and $50,000 are up for grabs, as determined by a panel of expert judges. The Fan Favorite award, voted on by you, brings with it $10,000, so cast your vote today.
Medal and Fan Favorite winners will be announced at Winter X Games Tignes on March 16 at 2:30 p.m. EST on ESPN 2.