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ISSW 1976: November 1-4, Banff, Alberta

1976 Proceedings (Papers now hosted on-line at Montana State University)


Chairs: Peter Schaerer, Ron Perla
120 participants; 35 papers; 4 countries


The three day workshop was devoted wholly to avalanche technology including the major themes of avalanche control, forecasting and safety.

Discussion of papers was the byword of this meeting. Vigorous discussions of the papers were, according to Ron Perla, “allowed to drift according to the interests of the participants - more in the spirit of a workshop than a formal conference”. Here the emphasis of ISSW began to take shape. In fact, parts of the discussions were included in the proceedings of the meeting.

A field trip was made to Rogers Pass after the meetings.

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