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Winter tourims

Less snow, shorter ski season

16.02.2017 - A new study of the SLF shows bare Alpine slopes could be a much more common sight in the future. More

Mountain permafrost

06.02.2017 - Measurements carried out by SLF and its partners in the Swiss permafrost monitoring network (PERMOS) show: soil temperatures at 10 – 20 metres depth were higher than ever last year at many locations. In the long run, a steady warming of the permafrost is expected. More

Avalanche release

31.01.2017 - A recently developed model describes the principal factors contributing to the release of a slab avalanche. More

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Research

Artificial snowmaking

How much water gets lost?

01.02.2017 - The SLF is examining how much of the water ejected by snow lances is not transformed into snow on the ground. More

New test site

04.01.2017 - Investigations being conducted at the new test site in Laret are seeking to establish how much water is contained in snow, and how the climate and the snow are changing together. More

Polar research

05.12.2016 - The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) has conducted research in polar regions for a number of years, in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. This year too, two research expeditions will be heading off to the Antarctic. More

Avalanche bulletins

Danger through Monday, 20 February 2017

Edition: 19.02., 17:00

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