The 69th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference will be held at the Frost Valley YMCA facility in Claryville, New York
June 5-7, 2012

Information on Meeting

The 69th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at the Frost Valley YMCA facility in Claryville, New York, USA, 5-7 June, 2012. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology.  This year’s general theme is “Watershed scale snow hydrology forecasting” and will include a special oral session highlighting the NY City Watershed. The ESC has only plenary (paper and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant. The meeting will feature our key note speaker, Professor David Robinson, New Jersey State Climatologist and master of snow cover dynamics. You are all invited on an afternoon tour of the nearby long-term acid and mercury deposition and the USGS gage stations in a Walk and Talk guided by Frost Valley staff. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation (please indicate type).

This year's program is now available!

PLEASE NOTE. The abstract deadline has been extended to 19th March 2012. By this date an abstract of 200-250 words should be submitted to the program chair:

Dr. Rob Hellström
Please email your submissions.

Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 will be awarded to the submitted paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster.

To be considered for the Wiesnet and Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement (separate email) to the Chair of the Research Committee, Allan Frei, no later than 30 April 2012. Please consult the ESC web site for conditions and details.
Dr. Allan Frei

ESC Proceedings and Hydrological Processes (HP) papers are accepted on a rolling basis until the first week of July 2012.  For detailed information on preparing manuscripts for both the Proceedings and Hydrological Processes please consult the instructions for authors webpage.

For authors considering a submission to HP, the subject matter of the paper must fit within the scope of the journal.. If you would like your paper to be considered for journal publication, please indicate this on your abstract and submit an electronic copy of your paper to HP co-editors Mauri Pelto or Richard Kelly by 1 July 2012. For more details, please contact:
Dr. Mauri Pelto                                   Dr. Richard Kelly                              
E-mail:             Email:


A pdf version of the call for papers can be downloaded here

Registration information is available on the ESC web site:


Driving Directions to Frost Valley YMCA

For those ESC participants driving to the Frost Valley YMCA facilities here are their posted directions

Registration Information

The registration form can be downloaded here.

Pre-conference Registrations must be postmarked no later than May 18, 2012, and should be sent to:

Derrill Cowing
ESC Secretary/Treasurer (USA)
P.O. Box 339
Monmouth, ME  04259 USA

Phone: (207) 933-9732


Information on the Conference Venue and Accomodations

The ESC has set aside three accomodation options that ESC attendees can select from

1. Cabins, Recently Renovated #21-25, capacity 10 per cabin
2. Friendship House, Rooms #1-6, capacity 2 per room
3. Lakeview, numerous rooms, capacity 2 per room

Please go to for YMCA Lodging options.

For reservations please email or call 845-985-2291 ext 205 and mention that you are coming for the Eastern Snow Conference.

Attendees should also note that there is no other lodging within ½ hour of the YMCA facility, so it is highly advised that attendees select on-site lodging options


Below are some photos of the Frost Valley Facility

Frost Valley Cabins

Frost Valley Lodge

Campfile in the evening

Information on Past ESC Meetings

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