The International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) exists to facilitate the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and experiences between snow science researchers and practioners. The motto of the International Snow Science Workshop is "A Merging of Theory and Practice". ISSW hosts a biennial conference in the western North American mountain region that brings together researchers and practioners from all over the world. In 2009, the first European ISSW was held in Davos, Switzerland and additonal European ISSWs are planned.

The next ISSW Conference, ISSW 2014 will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada: from September 28 to Oct 3, 2014. Visit the ISSW2014 website.

A future ISSW has now been approved for ISSW 2016 in Breckinridge, Colorado - October 3-7, 2016. Please send any questions to:

Previous ISSWs And ISSW Proceedings

Summaries of the history of each ISSW are provided below, including archived versions of their websites from 1996 onward. All ISSW Papers and Abstracts are now available online. The ISSW Proceedings database project was a joint development effort of Montana State University Library Digital Collections and the ISSW Steering Committee. Additional funding for the Project was provided by the Canadian Avalanche Association and the American Avalanche Association. Click here for the ISSW Proceedings Database.

For Information about ISSW contact: