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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of the questions make you think (and perhaps laugh) Take the survey, but please be advised the survey intro page is out of date and they are NOT offering their prize drawing.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.