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Summit flora

17.09.2014 - On the 3rd of October at 7 pm two presentations will be given at SLF on "Summit flora research in the Swiss Alps then and now" (in German). More


03.09.2014 - On 16/17 September SLF, together with ARENA-PowerGIS from Austria, will hold a workshop on the preparation of pistes, technical snow production and project management (in German). More

Graubünden forscht

22.08.2014 - On the 12th and 13th of September young (SLF-)scientists will be presenting their current scientific work in Davos. Prizes for the best presentations will be awarded at the end of the two-day event. The conference is open to the public. More


Snow information

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.


Rockfall prevention

SLF supports New Zealand
Kiwi Rockfall

11.09.2014 - This spring the SLF conducted full scale rock rolling experiments in the rockfall endangered areas of the Port Hills; and instructed the local engineering offices how to use the new RAMMS::Rockfall model. More


15.08.2014 - An experiment launched recently on the Stillberg is analysing tree seed germination at treeline altitude. The project forms part of a worldwide initiative that is examining how a variety of factors have an impact on the position of the treeline. More


01.07.2014 - Avalanches, debris flows and rockfalls are everyday occurrences in the mountains. RAMMS is a software package that allows these natural hazard processes to be evaluated and facilitates an assessment of the influences of protective measures. More