Breckenridge, CO – The International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), the world’s marquee conference for snow and avalanche professionals, returns to Colorado Oct. 3-7, 2016. The five-day event will allow expert researchers and practitioners in the field of avalanche and snow science to merge theory and practice in one of the nation’s premier ski destinations.
The ISSW, which features daily lectures, poster sessions and panel discussions covering a variety of topics in the snow science field, gives attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest research and discuss best practices for avalanche forecasting and mitigation.
Aside from the daily meetings, attendees are encouraged to enjoy themselves in and around the scenic high mountain town of Breckenridge. To break up the indoor meetings, organizers have set up multiple field trips on Wednesday, including tours of the recent Gazex installation on Loveland Pass, a tour of the avalanche program at Breckenridge Ski Resort, guided mountain bike rides, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting and golf. Nightly social events are scheduled, ranging from a “Taste of Colorado” on Monday, to a banquet with professional skier Chris Davenport as the keynote speaker on Thursday.
Researchers who study avalanche and snow science, as well as those who practice it in the field, are encouraged to visit the ISSW website to register for this year’s conference. Discounted rates are available for lodging at the Beaver Run Resort. While registering the option will also be given to purchase passes to social events and field trips.