We are officially up and running! The project has received funding by the Norwegian research council, and the first survey is ready for take off.
Project 1 focuses on risk-preferences and social interaction. The survey is currently only available in Norwegian, but we will distribute new versions in English and Swedish during summer/autumn 2017.
We want to learn about the following things:
What factors motivate skiers when they ski outside of the groomed slopes? What kind of terrain do they prefer? What amount of risk are they willing to accept to ski that terrain? How do other skiers in their skiing community behave, and how does that behavior affect their behavior in terms of risk?
The results of our analysis will be presented on the White heat webpage, on the ACASS conference in Umeå in June 2017, on the Nordic Avalanche conference in Åndalsnes in November 2017, and on an avalanche seminar during autumn 2017 or spring 2018.
Participants in the Norwegian survey have the chance to win an Arva Reactor avalanche backpack, delivered by 7blåner (only distributed within Norway).
The survey closes on the 29th of May.
The winner of the avalanche backpack will be presented here on June 1st 2017.
All data is collected anonymously, and treated confidentially. If you want to participate in the Norwegian survey, please follow this link.