The International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) exists to facilitate the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and experiences between snow science researchers and practitioners. The motto of the International Snow Science Workshop is "A Merging of Theory and Practice". ISSW hosts a biennial conference in North America and Europe that brings together researchers and practioners from all over the world. ISSWs are geographically rotated between USA-Europe-Canada.

The next ISSW Conference, ISSW 2020, will be held in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. From October 4-9, 2020.  The website is now online ,Visit the ISSW2020 website

ISSW 2022 has been awarded to Bend, Oregon, USA to run from September 25th-30th, 2022.

The right to host ISSW 2024 is open to sites in Europe. The right to host ISSW 2026 is open to sites within the Canada.  ISSWs are usually awarded 4 years in advance; however, a proposal can be considered earlier. 

Groups interested in hosting ISSW in the future are invited to contact the Secretary, Rich Marriott at:

Previous ISSWs And ISSW Proceedings

Summaries of the history of each ISSW are provided below, including archived versions of their websites from 1996 onward. All ISSW Papers and Abstracts are now available online. The ISSW Proceedings database project was a joint development effort of Montana State University Library Digital Collections and the ISSW Steering Committee. Additional funding for the Project was provided by the Canadian Avalanche Association and the American Avalanche Association. Click here for the ISSW Proceedings Database.

For Information about ISSW contact: