With the Austrian Alps getting record snowfall during January, Gigi didn't have to travel very far to film his Real Snow film part. Will his local knowledge give him the edge he needs to win? And what the hell is that thing strapped to his back?

Here's his Real Snow Backcountry video, and you can vote for (or against) him here: espn.go.com/action/xgames/realsnow/2012/tignes