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White Risk – the app
White Risk is the app for all those who engage in winter activities in the mountains outside marked and open pistes. By way of the avalanche bulletin and snow and weather data, the smartphone app gives you up-to-date information about the snow and avalanche situation in Switzerland. White Risk also provides useful background knowledge to assist in assessing the avalanche danger. Various tools, such as the Danger Analyser, help the user to evaluate the avalanche situation in the field. White Risk does not, however, make any decisions on your behalf. You alone must decide which slopes are safe to use, and which ones are to be avoided.
Furthermore the Tour function provided by the app allows tour plans produced on the Web to be depicted on maps offline. The smartphone's GPS function shows the user's current location on the tour plan.
The multilingual app is available as a free download from the iTunes store and the Google Play store. For an annual subscription of 13 francs you can also access the snow and temperature data collected by the automatic measuring stations operated by the cantons and the SLF (iPhone version only). These data are valuable for backcountry trip planning purposes.