ISSW 2000: October 2 - 6, Big Sky, Montana
Chairs: Ed Adams, Fay Johnson
650+ participants; 64 papers; 18 countries
2000 saw the largest number of attendees and largest number of formal presentations to date. 51 posters were also presented during the week with an afternoon session dedicated to posters with refreshments provided to encourage attendance and discussion.
A wide breadth of topics was covered in the oral and poster presentations. These included snow metamorphism and modeling, avalanche warning systems and alpine engineering, and a session on avalanche education and risk management. The number of papers were accommodated by shorter presentations (about 20 minutes) followed by a discussion period at the end of the topic session.
ISSW 2000 also offered a midweek field trip to Lone Peak at Big Sky to view avalanche problems and other features, followed by the Banquet that evening. Gordon Wiltsie, a free-lance photographer and writer was the banquet speaker. 20 commercial exhibitors also attended.