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Avalanche bulletin

End of bulletin season

24.05.2017 - Until next autumn, avalanche bulletins are published by the SLF only in the event of heavy snowfall. You can be notified that an avalanche bulletin has been published via SMS or RSS feed. More

Avalanche Bulletin

09.05.2017 - Until further notice the avalanche forecasting service publishes the avalanche bulletin in text form. The information is available on the website and the App White Risk. An RSS Feed of the avalanche bulletin can be subscribed for updates. More

Review of winter 2016/2017

03.05.2017 - Winter 2016/17 was characterised by warm temperatures and extremely little snowfall. Many places had continuous snow cover only for a very brief period. Seven people were killed in avalanches – significantly fewer than average over a 20-year period. More

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Avalanche bulletin

In the summer and autumn, avalanche bulletins are published only in the event of heavy snowfall. You can be notified of their publication by way of the SMS service or RSS feeds.

Research

Mountain forests of the Alps

Natural disturbances on the rise

15.05.2017 - An international research team have produced a synopsis of long-term change in the forests of the Alps. Their work shows that rising timber stock in mountain forests has increased the incidence of natural disturbances. More

Rain on snow

03.04.2017 - A perennial topic at this time of year is the risk of flooding caused by melting snow, in particular if rain falls on the snowpack as well. More

Ice crystals

02.03.2017 - How are crystals oriented in the snowpack? Answers are provided by studies undertaken in the Antarctic snowpack. More