Listening to the backcountry community

Through peoples’ stories we aim to find and share lessons for everyone’s benefit.

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A better way to meet backcountry partners

Finding partners is tough. We’ve launched a free partner network to help you find people who value the same things in a team that you do.
Two partners in the backcountry looking at a view
now available

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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We need your voice

Share a little bit about your tours this season and contribute your experiences to this effort.
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Let's talk about skiing

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:

Let's talk

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