ESPN IS TAKING SNOWBOARDING OUT OF THE PARKS AND STREETS AND BACK INTO THE MOUNTAINS WHERE IT BELONGS

The X Games all-video “Real” contest series just crossed boundary lines into a whole new world. With the addition of Real Snow Backcountry presented by Burn, set to debut in conjunction with March’s Winter X Games Tignes 2012, the series ventures into big-mountain snowboarding territory for the first time.

Just as Real Snow took snowboarding out of the parks and into the streets, Real Snow Backcountry takes the sport out of resorts and into natural terrain.

“I don’t do many contests, but this format fits my style,” says 2010 TransWorld Snowboarding and Snowboarder Magazine Rider of the Year, and 2012 Real Snow Backcountry competitor John Jackson. “It is a big motivational factor that we get to show this side of snowboarding, because riding with friends in the backcountry is a way of life for many of us.”

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