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February, 2004
Vol. 23 Issue 4


-PRIZE WINNERS

Columns

-FRESH SNOW
   - Lou Dzierzak

-A BALANCED LIFE
   - Diane Richard


-TRAINING & TECHNIQUE
   - Steve Hindman

            Available online

-KICK & GLIDE
   - Ian Harvey
            Available online

-FROZEN WORLD
   - Bill McKibben
            Available online

-COMPETITIVE
                                EDGE

   - J.D. Downing
           

-OFF TRACK
   - Margie Kaptanoglu
           




READERS SURVEY
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"Your household" refers to all persons living with you regardless of whether or not they are relatives


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ABOUT YOU AND CROSS COUNTRY SKIER

How did you obtain your copy of Cross Country Skier?
Other:

How many of the last 4 issues of CROSS COUNTRY SKIER have you read or looked into?

Considering all the times you pick it up, about how much time in total do you spend reading or looking into an average issue of CROSS COUNTRY SKIER?

What do you usually do with your copy of CROSS COUNTRY SKIER after you have finished reading it?
(Please select all that apply - hold ctrl. key to selct more than one)

Not including yourself, how many other people, both inside and outside your household, usually read or look into your copy of CROSS COUNTRY SKIER?
(If "0," please fill in.)
Number of other readers

Which of the following actions have you taken in the last 12 months as a result of reading CROSS COUNTRY SKIER?
Sent for a catalog
Sent for information on a product/service advertised
Taken a trip to a destination featured or advertised
Visited a Web site
Cut out an article
Cut out an ad
Purchased an advertised product/service from a retail store
Purchased an advertised product through the mail, by phone, or the internet
Purchased a product featured in editorial coverage
None of these

How do you feel about the current CROSS COUNTRY SKIER magazine?
Please use the following rating system:
4=Excellent, 3=Good, 2=Acceptable, 1=Poor

Credibility of reporting

Quality of writing

Variety of articles

Timeliness

Good value for the money

Photo reproduction

Size and number of photos

Paper quality

Quality of advertising

Subscriber service

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Which of these publications do you read regularly?
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Other:

INTERNET
How often do you access the Internet in general?

How often do you access the Internet for snow related or cross country skiing information?

Have you purchased products over the Internet?

How many times have you visited the www.crosscountryskier.com web site?

SKIING & OUTDOOR SPORTS
How many years have you actively cross country skied?

What level skier do you consider yourself?

What types of cross-country skiing do you do?
(check all that apply)
Traditional track (classical) skiing
Skating
Off-track touring
Overnight backcountry touring
Telemark skiing
Other

How many days did you cross-country ski in the last 12 months?

Do you participate in races?

If so, how many races per season do you enter?

Types of races preferred:
(use ctrl key to select more than one)

Which of the following types of cross country skiing trips did you take in the last 12 months?
(For each type of trip taken in the last 12 months):
One-day trip

Overnight trip (3 days or less)

Overnight trip (3 days or more)

None of these

Do you plan to take a cross-country skiing trip outside your home state in the next 12 months?

Have you traveled to any of the following areas for an overnight skiing trip in the past 12 months?
Upper Midwest
Northeast
Western Mountain states
Pacific Northwest
Mid-Atlantic
Canada
Europe
Other
Other

What other outdoor activities do you regularly participate in?
Alpine ski
Snowboard
Canoe
Sea kayak
Whitewater kayak
Mountain bike
Road bike
In-line skate
Roller ski
Walk
Run
Hike
Backpack
Camping
Climb

APPAREL & EQUIPMENT
Which of the following cross-country ski equipment do you or other household members currently own? . . . plan to buy in the next 12 months?

Classical (track) skis (wax)
Classical (track) skis (no wax)
Skating skis
Telemark skis
Snowshoes
Snowboard
Bindings
Nordic ski boots
Classical (Track) poles
Skating poles
Back country poles
Car-top ski rack
None of these

PLAN TO BUY NEXT 12 MONTHS
Classical (track) skis (wax)
Classical (track) skis (no wax)
Skating skis
Telemark skis
Snowshoes
Snowboard
Bindings
Nordic ski boots
Classical (Track) poles
Skating poles
Back country poles
Car-top ski rack
None of these

How old is your cross country ski equipment?

Which of the following apparel and accessories do you or other members of your household currently own or plan to buy in the next 12 months?

HOUSEHOLD OWNS
One-piece ski suit
Two-piece ski suit
Racing tights
Parka
Vest
Wind shell
Gaiters
Gloves
Ski pack
Mittens
Sport sunglasses
Ski sweaters
Turtlenecks
Thermal underwear
Silk, cotton, or blend
Polypropylene or other synthetic
Binoculars
35mm Camera
Digital Camera
GPS
Heart rate monitor
None of these



PLAN TO BUY NEXT 12 MONTHS
One-piece ski suit
Two-piece ski suit
Racing tights
Parka
Vest
Wind shell
Gaiters
Gloves
Ski pack
Mittens
Sport sunglasses
Ski sweaters
Turtlenecks
Thermal underwear
Silk, cotton, or blend
Polypropylene or other synthetic
Binoculars
35mm Camera
Digital Camera
GPS
Heart rate monitor
None of these

Where did you purchase your latest set of skis?
Other:

What was the average amount of money you spent on skiing or snow-related equipment,accessories, and apparel in the past 12 months?

Where do you get information about products you intend to buy?
Other:

OTHER PRODUCTS
Which of the following have you or other household members used in your home in the last 6 months?

Which of the following have your personally used in the last 6 months?

PICK-UP TRUCKS, VANS & SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
Do you or anyone in your household currently own any pick-up trucks, full-size vans, mini-vans, or sport utility vehicles?

How many pick-up trucks, vans, and sports utility vehicles does your household own?
(If "0", please fill in.)

NUMBER CURRENTLY OWN
Compact pick-up truck

Full-size pick-up truck

Van/mini-van

Sport/utility vehicle

ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD
(All answers are confidential and will be used only in combination with those of other respondents to form a composite picture.) Gender:

What is your age?

What is your current marital status?
(Please select one answer only.)

What is the highest level of education you have completed?
(Please select one answer only.)

ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HOME
A. Which one of the following best describes your primary place of residence? (Please select only one answer from OWN or RENT)
OWN

RENT

B. (If "Own"): What is the approximate market value of your primary home (including land)or condo/co-op? That is, if you were going to sell it, what do you think your home would be worth?

Do you currently own a vacation or weekend home?

Counting yourself, how many are there in your household of each of the following sex and age groups?
(If "0," please fill in. Be sure that the total here equals your answer to the previous question.) (Counting Yourself)
NUMBER OF MALES - 18 years or older

17 years or younger

NUMBER OF FEMALES - 18 years or older

17 years or younger

Counting yourself, how many people are currently living in your household?

EMPLOYMENT
What is your job title or position?
(Please be specific. For example, Office Manager, Partner, Nurse, Salesperson, Teacher, Doctor, Lawyer, Vice-President, Assembly Line Worker, Machine Operator, etc.)

What are your most important responsibilities or duties?
(For example: patient care, supervising order clerks, assembling engines, etc.)

Which of the following best describes your present employment status?
(please select one from the following two catagories EMPLOYED or NOT EMPLOYED)

EMPLOYED

NOT EMPLOYED

Other:

Please select the box which best describes the total combined income before taxes of all members of your household in 2003.

GEOGRAPHIC AREA
Your state/Reqion/Province?
Your zip/postal code?

Email Address:
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Cross Country Ski Destinations

-CAPE BRETON ISLAND:
WINTER EXCURSIONS IN A LAND
OF MOOSE, MOUNTAINS AND
MEGA SNOW

   - Dennis Doyon

            Available online

- PEAK-TO-PEAK SKIING
AT PURCELL LODGE, BC

   - Keith & Heather Nicol

            Available online

- YOSEMITE: WINTER ENCHANTMENT & BEAUTY
   - Ron Bergin



- SKI TOWN: EDMONTON, ALBERTA
   - Calvin Maxfield



Departments

- LETTERS

- NEW STUFF

- FIRESIDE
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- NORDIC NEWS & REGIONAL
        REPORTS

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-NORDIC CENTER
    DIRECTORY

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- TRACKS TO TRY
            Available online

EVENT CALENDAR
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-WEATHER REPORTS
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