Eyewire Winter Games 2018: Skiing vs. Snowboarding

eyewire, winter games, citizen-science, versus, skiing, snowboardingHit the slopes! There are many among us who believe the best way to enjoy a winter day is up in the mountains. But there are two rather distinctive sports for racing down a snowy peak. There’s skiing, which has been a 5000 year old Scandinavian tradition, or snowboarding, invented in the US during the 1960s. Millennia apart, and each sport has its own subculture and special styles— however, they’re both a mainstay of the Olympics these days. How do you prefer to get around?

These sports will square off starting at 11:00 AM EST on 2/20 and going for 24 hours!

Swag (generously sponsored by @susi): 1 shirt, 1 mug, and 3 sticker sheets will be raffled among the top 50% of players on the winning team!


Earn 5,000 points – 2,500 bonus
Earn 15,000 points – 5,000 bonus
Earn 25,000 points – 10,000 bonus
For every 25,000 points above 25,000 – 5,000 bonus
Member of winning team (if you’ve scored at least 2,500 points) – 10,000 bonus
Highest scorer on each team – 5,000 bonus
Player with #1 overall score – 10,000 bonus
Player with #2 overall score – 5,000 bonus
Player with #3 overall score – 2,500 bonus

Artwork by Daniela Gamba