Listening to the backcountry community

We provide research and resources grounded in the experience and stories of real skiers, splitboarders and snowmobilers.

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A network for finding better backcountry partners

Finding partners is tough. Now you can meet skiers, splitboarders and snowmobilers that share the qualities you care about.
new research report

Finding partners and building teams for the backcountry

We followed tourers over the 2022-23 season to uncover lessons on meeting partners, communication, and team growth.
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SlabLab uses Human-Centered Design to help the winter backcountry community innovate.

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2021-22 Season Research Report

We spoke with backcountry travelers at every skill level to understand the breadth of their experience of the sport, from risk to partners to why they do it in the first place. Lessons and opportunities emerged for both individuals and the industry.
2022-2023 RESEARCH
Trip Reports
15 min
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Share a little bit about your tours this season and contribute your experiences to this effort.
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Currently we are engaging with people through both 5 minute surveys and  hour-long interviews. We’re able to offer a $25 REI or Amazon gift card for your time for interviews. Please fill out this form to get in touch:

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