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ISSW 1986: October 22-26, Lake Tahoe, California

1986 Proceedings (Papers now hosted on-line at Montana State University)

Chairs: Larry Heywood, Danny Marks
250 participants; 34 papers; 6 countries


The Workshop was held at the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. The emphasis was on reviewing developments in snow and avalanches and then defining needs for future developments and research continued with a discussion following each paper. Among the topics presented were several quantified snow theories and a thorough review of the legal implications and control policies involved with the recent Alpine Meadows accident.

11 posters were presented along with 12 commercial exhibitors. Additionally, a special meeting was organized by Sue Ferguson to establish the American Association of Avalanche Professionals (Now the American Avalanche Association). Barry Bunshoft, an attorney, was the banquet speaker. A field trip to Alpine Meadows followed the meeting.

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