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Eric Jackson steps out of the shadows

Eric Jackson: lumberjack, big mountain freestyle master, wonderful human

Updated: September 12, 2012, 9:27 PM ET
By Matt Vanatta

Half lumberjack half amazing, Eric Jackson seemed to burst out of his shell last winter with one of the most progressive backcountry parts of the year. Stepping to huge gaps and spine-tingling lines, E-Jack smothered any doubts about whether or not he could move past multiple-season injuries and back into the forefront of progression.

Jackson's fierce arrival at the top of the snowboard scene this past year is testament to the vigor of someone who sets his sights on something, ...

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