Take the Avy Survey

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | November 10, 2008      

This has to be one of the funnier things I’ve ever seen in a survey: “I would love to have new and exciting experiences, even if they are illegal.”

That’s excerpted from a survey the Canadian Avy Center is using to find out how “out-of-bounds” skiers tick. It goes on a bit long, but the cause is good and some of the questions make you think (and perhaps laugh) Take the survey, but please be advised the survey intro page is out of date and they are NOT offering their prize drawing.

Official spiel below:

The Canadian Avalanche Centre, in conjunction with Simon Fraser University, is seeking survey participants for a study on out-of-bounds avalanche decision making. Findings from the study will be used to develop tools for communicating avalanche risk and assisting out-of-bounds decisions making.

The study includes an online survey with questions about experience and background, typical skiing/riding partners, perceptions of avalanches and ski patrol and an interactive ‘pick a run’ exercise.

Your support for study would be much appreciated. Please pass the link onto to anyone you know who would be suitable for this study.


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5 Responses to “Take the Avy Survey”

  1. powderjunky November 10th, 2008 12:30 pm

    sounds like a really cool idea

  2. Pete November 10th, 2008 12:57 pm

    It’s an interesting survey but it’s from last winter. No prizes to be had.

  3. Lou November 10th, 2008 1:11 pm

    Weird, I must be going crazy! I thought that was a new email. I’ll get rid of the prize talk. Sorry about that — trying to do too many things at once in too little time…

  4. Seth November 10th, 2008 4:52 pm

    Still a good survey though. . .I took and was disappointed that is out of date. Would like to see what kind of influence ski movies and media have on decision making for out-of-bounds skiers/riders.

  5. Lou November 10th, 2008 4:57 pm

    Another example of out-dated avy stuff lurking on the web?

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