The International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) is a gathering for people who love snow. This week-long conference is held every two years in a location that alternates between the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The next ISSW will be held in Fernie, B.C., October 3 to 8, 2021, which means it’s a great opportunity for those of us in western Canada who work—and play—in the snow to attend. The workshop, originally scheduled for October 2020, was postponed for one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related concerns.
Participating in an ISSW is always a great experience, both intellectually and socially. Check out issw2020.com and keep an eye on that site as updates, and more events and opportunities are posted.
A number of members of the avalanche education group within the CSP Mountain Division and generally the CSP are expecting to attend Fernie 2021 as part of their ongoing professional development efforts.
If you’ve attended an ISSSW before, you’ll know what a great experience it is. And if you’ve never attended, Fernie 2021 is going to be a great place to start. Hope to see you there!