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Snow science workshop slated to take place in Breckenridge

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BRECKENRIDGE — The International Snow Science Workshop, a conference for snow and avalanche professionals, returns to Colorado in Breckenridge from Oct. 3 to Oct. 7. The five-day event will allow expert researchers and practitioners in the field of avalanche and snow science to merge theory and practice.

The workshop, which features daily lectures, poster sessions and panel discussions covering a variety of topics in the snow science field, gives attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest research and discuss best practices for avalanche forecasting and mitigation.

Field Trips

Aside from daily meetings, attendees are encouraged to enjoy themselves in and around Breckenridge.

To break up the indoor meetings, organizers have set up multiple field trips Oct. 5, including tours of the recent Gazex installation on Loveland Pass, a tour of the avalanche program at Breckenridge Ski Resort, guided mountain bike rides, paddleboarding, whitewater rafting and golf.

Nightly social events are scheduled, including a Taste of Colorado and a banquet with professional skier Chris Davenport.

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For more information, go to http://www.issw.org.