Out-of-Bounds Avalanche Survey – Prizes Available!

The Canadian Avlanache Centre and Simon Fraser University are currently working on an out-of-bounds avalanche decisions making study and would like your input…

Several recent avalanche incidents and deaths in Canada and the United States have focused the media spotlight on out-of-bounds skiing. The Canadian Avalanche Centre, in conjunction with Simon Fraser University, is currently conducting a study about avalanche related decision making by out-of-bounds skiers and boarders. Findings from the study will be used to develop tools for communicating avalanche risk and assisting out-of-bounds decisions making. We are now looking for participants for an online survey which includes questions about experience and background, typical skiing/riding partners, perceptions of avalanches and ski patrol and an interactive ‘pick a run’ exercise.

All participants who complete the survey will be entered in a prize drawing for:
-One Backcountry Access Tracker DTS Avalanche Transceiver
-Two Black Diamond Bandit AvaLung backpacks
-Two Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel and Probe sets

At the conclusion of the study interested participants will be emailed a personal analysis sheet that includes a comparison of your avalanche hazard consideration to other study participants.

The survey can be found at: http://www.outbounds.rem.sfu.ca

Your participation in the online survey would be much appreciated. Please pass the link on to any of your acquaintances who might be suitable for this study.