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Avalanche accidents in current year
Overview of fatal avalanche accidents in the 2016/17 hydrological year
(October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017)
Backcountry: 5 / Off-piste: 2 / Transportation routes: 0
Remarks concerning the table and map below the table
Notes on using the data
The data is based on the information submitted by rescue services and SLF observers as well as on the detailed investigation conducted by the police. The table will normally be updated at the beginning of each new hydrological year.
The initial data on the individual accidents contained in the table have
not been verified in detail. For this reason, some of the information may be
inaccurate. The exact sequence of events is analysed by the police, which
generally takes several months. Their findings (e.g. precise location of the
accident, sequence of events) are subsequently reflected in the content of our accident reports, in the
accident database and in the overview of the accidents of the last 20 years.
Remarks concerning the table and map
The table can be sorted by clicking on the table header.
The map can be zoomed.
Date and location of avalanche starting zone
In some cases the day of the accident and the exact location of the
avalanche starting zone was unknown. In these cases, date and starting
zone location had to be estimated.
shown is the number of fatalities and, in brackets, the number of persons caught and fully buried
The forecasted danger level is shown in the table with the following notations: