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Professional Decision-Making in Avalanche Terrain

This survey is part of a larger research project that examines the risk perception and decision-making process of avalanche professionals and amateur winter recreationists with respect to avalanche safety. The results of this study will provide important background information for the development of more effective avalanche safety programs.

A similar survey focusing on amateur winter recreationists was conducted during the winter of 2005 as part of the ADFAR Project of the Canadian Avalanche Association. The similarity of the two surveys allows a direct comparison of professional and amateur decision-making.

The survey has 7 sections and will take about 30 minutes to complete.

Your answers will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with Simon Fraser University’s research ethics guidelines. Information on the privacy and ethical standards that guide this research project can be obtained by clicking on the buttons to the left.

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This study is being conducted by the Centre for Tourism Policy and Research at the School of Resources and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University in partnership with HeliCat Canada, the Canadian Avalanche Association and the Backcountry Lodges of British Columbia Association.

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