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Tahoe Riders!!!

I need your help, it will just take a few minutes. I love snowboarding and the mountains so why not write my senior thesis about what I love. The survey below will help me obtain information about peopleís perception on weather patterns and how if effects ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe Area. Feel free to talk about related issue I would love to hear what you have to say...anything will help. For your response you can put the question number with your answer or copy and paste...whatever be creative!!! Thanks for the help

This survey is part of research I am conducting for my senior thesis at Sonoma State University. All surveys will remain completely anonymous. You do not have to answer any question you do not want to or that does not apply. This survey is not associated with any sort of corporation, business or consumer survey. Thank you for you time!

1)Circle the area you are most familiar with
a) South Shore Tahoe b) North Shore Tahoe

2)How many days each year do you visit the Tahoe area
a) 0-5 b) 6-10 c) 11-20 d) +20 e) I live here

3)What is the reason for your visits to Tahoe
a) I have a season pass
b) I love to get away and go to the mountains
c) Random trip
d) Family vacation
e) Work
f) I live here

4)Where do you obtain your weather information before going to the area
a) My local television news
b) The Weather Channel
c) Radio
d) Internet websites
e) I donít check the weather

5)Are you more likely to visit Tahoe after a storm for powder conditions?
a) Yes, I prefer skiing/riding when there is fresh snow
b) No preference
c) I will ski/ride no matter what conditions

6)Do conditions on the mountain play a role when planning a trip to Tahoe?
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree

7)Which climate patterns would you believe we have been experiencing the past few years?
a) Climate Change/Global Warming
b) Normal weather patterns

8)Over the last few years do you think the mountains have had a
a)Declining amount of snowfall
b) Increased amount of snowfall
c)Average amount of snowfall

9)Do you feel that the length of the seasons has been ________ over the last few years.
a) Staying the same
b) Shorter
c) Longer

10)If you said the season has been shorter do you feel itís due to
a)Less snow through out the season
b)Warmer conditions

11) Do you feel that over that last few years mountain resorts have had more or fewer people visiting?
More people Fewer people About the same

12)Do you feel the bad economy will have a negative or positive effect on the resortsí business?
Negative effect Positive effect About the same

13)Has the economy affected your visit to the area?
a) Yes, I have been visiting less often
b) No, I have been visiting just as often
c) Somewhat
d) Yes, I visit more frequently
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