The International Symposium of Snow Science comes to Squaw Valley USA | SierraSun.com

The International Symposium of Snow Science comes to Squaw Valley USA

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; The International Snow Science Workshop is being held Oct. 17-22 at the Resort at Squaw Creek and Squaw Valley USA. The five-day symposium brings together the worldand#8217;s top snow scientists and avalanche practitioners for a merging of theory and practice promoting the exchange of ideas and research and introducing the latest forecasting tools and winter products.

The International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) is a biennial meeting of professionals who work in the field of snow science and winter recreation. The only conference of its kind, the ISSW is truly international, with participants from Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and North and South America. The workshop is designed to bring together practitioners such as ski patrollers and mountain guides; forecasters from ski companies, Departments of Transportation and the U.S. Forest Service; engineers from mining companies, architecture firms or governments; scientists who teach and research snow science, and others who participate in the world of snow.

Set amidst Squaw Valleyand#8217;s rich history of alpine skiing and snow sports in the spectacular Lake Tahoe basin, the ISSW provides this 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.

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. Squaw Valley USA, home of the 1960 winter Olympics, begs for a variety of field trips into avalanche terrain which shaped the historic culture of the place and continues to govern habitation and recreational imperatives.

For more information call 530-452-4000 or visit http://www.squaw.com.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com