Help improve Avalanche Canada forecasts for a chance to win cash

Deadline to complete the survey is May 15, 2020

A woman wearing a backwards Avalanche Canada hat sits at a computer.
Avalanche Canada is conducting a multi-year project to improve avalanche bulletins for North American recreational users. Photo courtesy Jen Coulter

The Avalanche Research Program at Simon Fraser University, Avalanche Canada and several U.S. Avalanche Centers are conducting an online survey to examine how backcountry recreationists—snowmobilers, skiers, snowshoers and ice climbers—use public avalanche safety information.

They are interested in hearing from backcountry users of all experience levels. Their goal is to better understand how you process hazard and terrain information provided in public avalanche forecasts. The results of this study will offer important insight for improving avalanche safety information products in Canada and the United States.

This year’s online survey is focused on how effectively avalanche forecasts help riders make terrain and route decisions. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. It is important for snowmobilers to complete this survey so riders’ opinions are included in the research data. 

Participants who complete the survey before May 15, 2020 will be entered in a draw for several cash prizes.

Visit to participate in the survey.

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