The International Symposium of Snow Science and avalanche practice will be held from October 17 – 22, 2010 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in beautiful Squaw Valley, California.
The ISSW invites all to join them in Lake Tahoe. With snow scientists and avalanche practitioners in attendance this biennial International five-day Conference celebrating “A Merging of Theory and Practice” will be the place to be. Set amidst a rich history of alpine skiing and snow sports in the spectacular Lake Tahoe basin this meeting of the minds provides our unique industry with a forum in which to discuss theories, present papers and explore innovative new research topics during a five-day period of interaction and conviviality.
The ISSW is the only conference of its kind with participants from Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and North and South America. The workshop is designed to bring together ski patrollers, mountain guides, scientists, mining company engineers, architects, meteorologists, Departments of Transportation and the U.S. Forest Service for a forum in which to discuss theories, present papers and explore innovative new research topics.
ISSW 2010 will offer a full social agenda to complement this week of learning and enlightenment. Traditionally, ISSW participants leave the lecture halls for a day of field observation and learning. The Lake Tahoe venue, home of the 1960 winter Olympics, begs for a variety of field trips in to avalanche terrain which shaped the historic culture of the place and continues to govern habitation and recreational imperatives to this day.