A Summary of The Spring 2016 BNC Survey

The BNC conducted an online survey in the spring of 2016.  Below is a summary of the results from that survey.  The intent of the survey is to help the board of directors stay in touch with the membership of the BNC.  Typically, the BNC’s board is deliberate in its thinking and, so far, no great conclusions have been drawn from this survey.  Rather, it is the subject of ongoing consideration and continues to be measured against the mission and core activites of the BNC.

Please note, the BNC is an all volunteer organization and, accordingly, some things take time to accomplish or even think about.  Thanks for supporting the BNC and Happy New Year.

2015/2016 Survey Summary   (229 Respondents)

82% have nordic skied for 7 years or more.
43% ski both classic/skate.  23% classic only.  34% skate only.
78% paid members.  14% have not paid.  8% plan to pay soon.

81% ski Eldora
76% ski North Boulder Park
73% ski CU South
68% ski Devil’s Thumb Ranch
67% ski Snow Mountain Ranch
34% ski Brainard Lake/CMC South

69% continue cooperation with BJNRT and the offering of small grants

55% stay focused on nordics skiing vs. symbiotic relationships with orgs supporting 4-season recreation

78% don’t understand potential impact to nordic skiing at Eldora if expansion proceeded

68% feel BNC to continue grooming NBP/CU South and working with City, Forest Service, landowners and lobbying Eldora

What is the main reason for being (or becoming) a Boulder Nordic Club member?
174 responses were grooming-related
66 responses were community-related
40 responses were discount-related
26 responses were advocacy and representation-related
10 responses about supporting Boulder Junior Nordic Racing Team
4 responses like the email newsletter content
1 response about having clinics
1 response about support for fat biking

What improvements would you like to see by regional nordic centers (e.g. Eldora, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, etc.)?
221 responses were Eldora-related
8 responses were DTR-related
5 responses were SMR-related
21 responses were general, non specific to a ski area