2019 BCA Pre-Season Shovel Survey
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WELCOME! Thank you for taking our user survey on avalanche shovels. Please answer the six questions below (less than five minutes). 
 
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1. Are you a skier/snowboarder, a snowmobiler (sledder) or both?
Skier/Snowboarder
Snowmobiler
Both
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2. Please characterize your level of riding and backcountry experience.
REC: Relatively unskilled rider, somewhat new to backcountry
REC: Skilled rider, relatively new to backcountry
REC: Skilled rider, experienced in backcountry
PRO: Guide or outdoor educator
PRO: Patroller, snow safety worker, or search-and-rescue
PRO: Industry or military
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3. What level of avalanche safety training do you have? (Check the highest level you have completed.)

Never taken a course
Avalanche awareness course (REC)
Level 1 REC (AIARE or other)
Level 2 REC
PRO course(s)
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4. How important are these avalanche shovel attributes? (Please rate on a scale from 1-7)

 1 - Not important 7 - Very Important 
Price
Weight
Strength/Durability
Extendable shaft
"Packability" within backpack
D-grip (versus T-grip)
Tightness between shaft and blade
Convertibility to "hoe" mode
Smoothness of blade (for clean snowpit walls)
Shape of leading edge (straight, convex, serrated, etc.)
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5. Which shovel brand/model do you currently use? (select one)
BCA
Black Diamond
Camp USA
G3
Lifeline
Mammut
Ortovox
Pieps
Voile
Other  
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6. What were the primary reasons you choose your shovel brand/model? (multiple select)
Price
Weight
Strength/Durability
Extendable Shaft
Packability
D-grip (versus T-grip)
Tightness between shaft and blade
Convertibility to "hoe" mode
Blade smoothness
Blade shape of leading edge
Brand reputation
Referred by friend or store
Other  
THANKS! Want a reward for your participation? (Optional)
By completing your personal information, you'll also be entered into our Pre-Season Surveys contest for win one of three prizes: a new BCA Stash 20 pack (MSRP $144.95 US), a new  Stash 30 pack (MSRP $179.95 US) or a new Stash 40 pack (MSRP $194.95 US). Must enter by 11:59 PM MTN on 8/31/19 to be eligible to win. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted by 9/15/19. All fields must be completed for valid contest entry. You agree to opt-in and to receive Backcountry Access email by entering this contest. Backcountry Access reserves the right to substitute prizes of similar value based on availability. See contest rules.


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