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Winter review 2013/2014

News Release

23.04.2014 - Winter 2013/2014 was characterised by contrasts: Very little snow on the Swiss Plateau – exceptional amounts on the southern flank of the Alps. More

Liquid Water in Snow

09.04.2014 - About 50 scientists from more than ten countries participated early in April in a workshop at SLF focusing on "Liquid Water in Snow". More

Weekly report

03.04.2014 - In the Weekly Report of April 3rd you can find out why the wet snow avalanche activity has been limited despite the very sunny weather. More


21.03.2014 - We are looking for people who can participate in a survey on avalanche rescue. We would like to investigate to what extent your decisions are influenced by risk during avalanche rescues. More

White Risk    


Dischma experiment

Snow deposits and snow melt

03.04.2014 - What are the processes determining wintertime snow deposits in Alpine terrain? How does the energy balance of a thinning snowpack shift in springtime conditions? And why do some patches of snow persist longer than others? More

Tracking explosive force

27.02.2014 - In order to protect ski runs or roads, the safety authorities often release avalanches as a precaution. A doctoral candidate has been examining what happens in the snowpack when an explosive charge is detonated. More


30.01.2014 - Two SLF employees were at the competition venue to produce the snow and wheather forecasts for the Swiss downhill and cross-country skiers. More

Avalanche bulletins

Forecast for Friday, 25 April 2014

Edition 24.04, 17:00

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