Avalanche Safety Information Study

The Avalanche Research Program at Simon Fraser University and Avalanche Canada are getting ready to conduct a study to examine how winter backcountry recreationists - backcountry skiers, mountain snowmobile riders and snowshoers - seek and use avalanche safety information.

The project has two distinct phases:

  1. Qualitative interviews to better understand
    how people use the existing products.
  2. A large-scale online survey to examine information presentation alternatives.

The results of this study will provide important information for improving avalanche safety information products in Canada.

For Phase 1 of this research, we are currently looking for backcountry skiers,
mountain snowmobile riders and snowshoers of all experience levels
in the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor interested in being
interviewed about their avalanche safety information and trip planning strategies.

Interviews will be held in multiple convenient locations throughout the region
and chosen participants will be compensated for their time.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click on
the 'Sign me up' button below to be added to the pool of potential participants.

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