The International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) 2016 took place in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, from 3.-7. October. The ISSW is the world’s marquee conference for snow and avalanche professionals. It aims to connect expert researchers and practitioners in the field of avalanche and snow science to merge theory and practice. Preliminary results of the pluSnow project were presented on a poster and new contacts were made to colleagues for sharing knowledge on fresh snow densities.