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Services and products


The SLF offers a broad array of services and products for specialists in industry, business and local authorities, but also for schoolchildren, students and the general public. In particular, of course, it serves all those who engage in winter sports. The extensive knowledge of the SLF is made available for practical use in attractive books and CDs, software packages, expert opinions and information sheets. Conferences and courses provide an opportunity for individuals to extend and share their knowledge with others in the field. Those who wish to learn more about the SLF and its various activities are welcome to take a guided tour of the institute or visit the interactive exhibition installed in its lobby.

Avalanche forecasts for the Swiss Alps

By issuing avalanche warnings for the Swiss Alps, the SLF discharges an important national duty. During the winter it assesses the avalanche danger and publishes two reports every day. Further information is available via the main menu under avalanche bulletins.