publication . Conference object . 2013

Swedish skiers knowledge, experience and attitudes towards off-piste skiing and avalanches

Mårtensson, Stefan; Wikberg, Per-Olov; Palmgren, Petter;
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  • Published: 21 Aug 2013
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The winter of 2012/2013 was the most accident-prone season in the Swedish avalanche history with a total of seven dead Swedes. In April 2013 the Swedish Mountain Safety Council initiated a web-based survey aimed towards Swedish skiers. The aim was to identify the target group's knowledge, experience and attitudes towards off-piste skiing and avalanches. Respondents were asked to answer a total of 28 questions. 1047 Swedish off-piste skiers answered, and we analysed them in more detail. The Swedish off-piste skier is apparently a seasoned skier who skis a lot every year. About 80 % ski at least two weeks per year and over 90 % have skied for at least 10 years. He...
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