Last year's gold medalist Sammy Carlson returns for the 2014 X Games Real Ski Backcountry video contest
New for 2014, Real Ski Backcountry will be running as a fan-vote only contest, starting on Aug. 27. Winners will be announced on ABC's "World of X Games" show Sept. 14. Now, check out the contenders.
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A day in the life of Sammy Carlson, shot this summer in Whistler, BC
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Talking with Sammy Carlson about his invitational contest taking place this weekend at Mount Bachelor, Ore.
Sammy Carlson talks about filming his X Games Real Ski Backcountry video part
Freeskiing and snowboarding athletes staying in their sport for a chance to compete in the 2014 Olympics