2018 Annual Meeting

86th Annual Western Snow Conference
April 16-19, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Snow in the Context of Climatic Extremes and Change




  • Monday April 16th: A short course will be offered on communicating scientific information and building narratives to effectively reach broad audiences. Monday evening registration will include a hospitality event with the General Chairman. Tuesday-Wednesday April 17-18: Technical sessions to include oral and poster presentations, vendor displays, and networking opportunities. Thursday April 19: A technical tour is being planned of historical and hydrologic points of interest in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including the first stream gaging station installed in the United States.

Conference Registration

  • Online Conference registration will be available soon.



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Abstract Submission

You are invited to submit an abstract of 150 – 300 words for either oral or poster presentation by January 31, 2018. Submit abstracts by filling out the online submission form at:


The theme for the 2018 Western Snow Conference is "Snow in the Context of Climatic Extremes and Change". Suggested topics for paper submissions include: snow modeling, observed trends in snowpack conditions, direct measurement and remote sensing of snow cover, hydrologic processes during extreme years, and environmental issues regarding snow and runoff. All aspects of any cryosphere topics are always welcome



The Conference will be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Albuquerque located at the historic and cultural crossroads of El Camino Real and Route 66. The hotel will honor our group rate of $91. To make reservations, please call the Hotel directly at (505) 884-2500 and ask for "In House Reservations for the Western Snow Conference Group". More information on the Conference Hotel can be found on their website


Local Attractions

Nearby attractions include historic Old Town, Petroglyph National Monument, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Sandia Peak Tramway, ABQ Biopark, and many brew pubs, restaurants, and museums.


We hope to see you in Albuquerque for a lively western snow, water and weather discussion. Check this website for the most current information, or contact westernsnowconference@gmail.com or the Chairs below for more information.


  Scott Pattee
General Chair

Noah Molotch
Conference Chair