The 70th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference will be held at the University of Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment
in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
June 4-6, 2013

Information on Meeting

The 70th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at the Active Learning Centre in, Huntsville, ON, Canada 4-6 June, 2013. 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 “SNOW AND ICE UNDER A CHANGING CLIMATE”. The ESC has only plenary (paper and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant. You are all invited on an afternoon local historical train trip.

This year's final program is now available.

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 26 April 2013. Please consult the ESC web site for conditions and details.

Dr. Allan Frei

All papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC web site for details on submission. In addition, Hydrological Processes(HP) will publish refereed papers from the meeting. The subject matter of these papers 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 5 July 2013. For more details, please contact:

Dr. Mauri Pelto

Dr. Richard Kelly


For those of you planning to submit a paper to the proceedings, the Microsoft word template is now available. A LaTeX template will be posted soon. The deadline for fully formatted ESC submissions in August 15th

The links below are some older information about the conference

A PDF version of the call for papers is also available.

Registration information is available on the ESC web site:




Conference Registration Information

Preregistration Costs

$190 US/CA for full conference
$130 US/CA for one day
Student registration $100 US/CA

On-Site Registration Costs

$250 US/CA

The registration form can be downloaded here.

Pre-conference Registrations must be postmarked no later than May 17, 2013, and should be sent to:

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

Phone: (207) 933-9732

Huntsville Active Learning Centre

The Active Learning Centre was built as an addition to the Canada Summite Centre and is located in the Muskoka Region of Ontario approximately 225 km north of Toronto.

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Information about the centre can be found at its website and directions to get there can be found here.

To view the Active Learning Center and the Waterloo Summit Centre in Google Maps click here

Airports and Distances

YYZ, Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario 213 km (132 mi)
YOW, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Ottawa, Ontario 352 km (219 mi)
YGK, Kingston/Norman Rogers Airport, Kingston, Ontario 342 km (213 mi)
YKF, Region of Waterloo International Airport, Breslau, Ontario 288 km (179 mi)
YYB, North Bay/Jack Garland Airport, North Bay, Ontario 135 km (84 mi)


Lodging Options

Special conference rates are available at the Best Western and at Waterloo Summit Centre. Accommodations should be booked by Friday May 31st.

The Best Western in Huntsville
$99.99 single or double with breakfast
Huntsville, Ontario

Note: About 5 km from the Waterloo Summit Centre. Eastern Snow Conference should be mentioned upon reservation.

Waterloo Summit Centre

Dormitory accommodations are available at the Waterloo Summit Centre which is located approximately 500 m from the Active Learning Center.

$30 - $50
Huntsville, Ontario
(705) 571-0259

Eastern Snow Conference rate of $30 per person per night for quad and single rooms, and $50 for single rooms. People interested in accommodations should email Kira Cooper at or call 705-571-0259 and the Eastern Snow Conference should be mentioned upon reservation. Information and accommodation request forms are available at.

The above information is available in a PDF file as well

Information on additional hotels and accommodations in the area is also available.

Information on Past ESC Meetings

OrganizationAnnual MeetingProceedings and Past Meetings |Student Paper Competition Corporate MembersLinks