X Games ‘Real Snow Backcountry’ Sunday on ABC

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 6, 2014 1:12 pm

Check out World of X Games this Sunday, October 12 at 5 p.m. ET on ABC for a closer look at the videos submitted by five of the world’s best backcountry snowboarders for the Real Snow Backcountry video competition. The episode will offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look into how each video was made, interviews with the athletes and filmmakers and what it took to put together the perfect snowboard backcountry video part.

The 60 minute program will feature multiple guests including:  2013 Real Snow winner Mikey Rencz, five-time X Games medalist Andreas Wiig, 2013 Real Snow Fan Favorite Pat Moore, seven-time X Games medalist and 2013 Bronze Real Snow medalist, Jussi Oksanen and 2012 X Games Tignes Real Snow competitor Iikka Backstrom.

Rider Iikka Backstrom | Photo Adam Moran

Rider Iikka Backstrom. | Photo: Adam Moran

New this year, the competition has announced a change in scoring format. Instead of the traditional  panel of judges and viewers choosing the winner, the five competitors and their filmmakers will handle the duties this time around. An in-depth look at the new format can be seen during the show.

Mikey Rencz | Photo Adam Moran

2013 Winner Mikey Rencz. | Photo: Adam Moran

For the most updated schedule and information on World of X Games, go to xgames.espn.go.com