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  • MANY cool social activities are scheduled during the ISSW 2010 week! Most are FREE events. Check out the schedule on the home page.
  • Special ISSW lodging rates are provided by the Resort at Squaw Creek. Your ISSW RSC lodging offers you to arrange for FREE transportation to and from Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Please go to the travel resources page for more information.

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Resort at Squaw CreekThe International Symposium of Snow Science and avalanche practice will be held from October 17 - 22, 2010 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in beautiful Squaw Valley, California.

We cordially invite you to join other snow scientists and avalanche practitioners in attending this biennial International Conference celebrating “A Merging of Theory and Practice”. Set amidst a rich history of alpine skiing and snow sports in the spectacular Lake Tahoe basin this meeting of the minds provides our 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. Lake TahoeThe Lake Tahoe venue, home of the 1960 winter Olympics, begs for a variety of field trips in to avalanche terrain which shaped the historic culture of the place and continues to govern habitation and recreational imperatives to this day.

The beautiful Lake Tahoe area, often referred to as the “Jewel of the Sierra”, offers a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor activities including adventures in rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, golf, sailing, and more. Combine the exquisite scenery and endless opportunities for play with top of the line shops and restaurants and you'll want to stay forever. Lake Tahoe is conveniently located about one hour from Reno International Airport and 2 hours from Sacramento International Airport. The San Francisco Bay area is about a 3 hour drive on Interstate 80. See you at Lake Tahoe in 2010!


2010 ISSW Meeting Schedule


Sat. 10/16/10

National Avalanche Center
ISSW Volunteer Meeting

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monument Peak
Alpine Ballroom
Sun. 10/17/10

AAA Governing Board

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Castle Peak
Monument Peak

Mon. 10/18/10 Divas Night (see ad below)
Book Signing
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cascade Restaurant
Grand Sierra
Tues. 10/19/10 "Beacon off" Contest
ISSW Steering Committee
AAA Membership
CAA Membership
Heli-Ski Party
Lunch Period
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Outside Conf. Center
Castle Peak
Grand Sierra
Emmigrant peak
Old Dubliner (in Village)
Weds. 10/20/10 Movie Night*
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Grand Sierra
Thurs. 10/21/10 "Beacon off" Contest
ISSW Steering Committee
Live Music with "Peter Charles & Friends"
Lunch Period
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. - ??
Outside Conf. Center
Castle Peak
Grand Sierra
Sandy's Pub

* = Movie night update:

Movies and fantastic still images from Tahoe and the world beyond will feature local talent from the likes of:

Tom Day, Hank DeVre, Keoki Flagg, Scott Gaffney, Jeremy Jones, Jason Kelly, Court Leve, Myles Clark and Connor Tourkimine

Also, a great film from the Utah Avalanche Center featuring the 2008 - 2009 avalanche season will be shown as well! Do not miss this great event!

2010 Avalanche Divas Ad


Register NOW via the Internet!

You can now register for the 2010 ISSW! There are two main options available for your convenience.

1. Participants are welcome to register online, which is the preferred method. CLICK HERE to register online.

2. Complete the Hard Copy Registration Form and fax it to the Congress Secretariat at +1 604 681 1049 or mail to:
International Conference Services Ltd.
Suite 2101 - 1177 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2K3 Canada
Tel: +1 604 681 2153
Fax: +1 604 681 1049
CLICK HERE to download the ISSW registration form

If you are paying by Credit Card and the Card Holder Name is different from the Registered Participant's Name, you are required to
provide a Credit Card Authorization form. The form must be completed by the Card Holder together with a copy of the front and back of the Credit Card.
CLICK HERE to download the Credit Card Authorization Form