* 1. How many times have you been back-country snowboarding/skiing? If you have not, why?

* 2. Which proficiency level skier/ snowboarder do you consider yourself?

* 3. Have you ever taken any sort of safety or training courses that could assist you in the back-country? if yes, which ones?

* 4. Who do you usually explore the back-country with?

* 5. Do you use any smart phone applications while in the back-country? If yes, which ones?

* 6. why do you like or dislike back-country snowsports?

* 7. In as few words as possible, describe how you prepare for a back-country trip?

* 8. What is your biggest fear about exploring the back-country?

* 9. if you are an experienced back-country rider, what is one thing you wish you knew before exploring the back-country?

* 10. How did you know you were ready to start exploring the back-country?

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