This study is being conducted by Jordy Hendrikx ( and Jerry Johnson ( in order to study the decision making practices and group dynamics of backcountry skiers, splitboarders, and other winter travelers using a combination of GPS technology and detailed logbook surveys. Thank you for your participation.

The survey below is to collect some background on who you are, your skiing/riding background, and some other relevant items for our analysis. All of your responses are confidential and no information will be shared with anyone or any organization in such a way that you can be identified.

We are asking for your name and email. We will use your name to match this survey to your daily ski log surveys only. They will not be shared, copied, or otherwise made public. You are free to use an alias but please make sure you use the same for the daily surveys. We invite you to submit your email so you are eligible for spot prizes through the winter.

As part of your participation in the project, take a few minutes and complete the survey below. If you do not have access to the web based survey please let us know and we can send you a PDF document. Enjoy your winter!