Social Media & Avalanche Safety

The Avalanche Research Program at Simon Fraser University and Avalanche Canada are getting ready to conduct a detailed study on social media and avalanche safety.

Social media has completely changed the landscape for sharing information about trips into the backcountry and avalanche safety. However, we know very little about how social media is actually used by winter backcountry recreationists.

We need to know more! A better understanding will help us to take advantage of the opportunities that social media offers to improve avalanche safety and help everybody avoid any potential pitfalls.

For Phase 1 of this research, we are looking for winter backcountry users (e.g., backcountry skiers/snowboarders, mountain snowmobilers, snowshoers, ice climbers) in Western Canada interested in being interviewed about their social media use. We are interested in the perspectives from all types of social media users ranging from casual consumers of information to frequent posters.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the 'Sign me up' button below to provide us with a bit of background information about yourself.

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