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14.03.2019

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 200 million of damage in Switzerland in 2018.

07.03.2019

The ETH Board appointed landscape researcher Anna M. Hersperger as a member of the WSL-Directorate.

15.01.2019

The extraordinary avalanche situation has passed. The avalanche danger levels are diminishing.

14.01.2019

Avalanche danger is diminishing, isolated large-sized naturally triggered avalanches possible

14.01.2019

Regionally very high avalanche danger in the Swiss Alps

13.01.2019

Regionally very high avalanche danger in the Swiss Alps

13.01.2019

Extraordinary snow and avalanche situation

12.07.2018

As in previous years, SLF offers several courses about snow and avalanches. Registration is open now.

02.07.2018

Spectacular outbreak of the larvae of the grey larch tortrix in Engadine and Valais: the trees look ill, but will recover within short time.

23.03.2018

Biodiversity continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s well-being.

19.03.2018

Most large avalanches have a distinct fracture line. Read more for a synopsis of the different avalanches types.

15.03.2018

2017 saw the highest cost of damage caused by flooding, landslides, debris flows, rockfall and rock avalanches since 2007.

07.03.2018

Matthias Jaggi has returned safely to the SLF. In his last blog entry, he looks back at a fascinating expedition.

07.03.2018

Matthias Jaggi has returned safely to the SLF. In his last blog entry, he looks back at a fascinating expedition (in German).

21.02.2018

Matthias Jaggi is relieved that a big storm doesn't brew and enjoys the crossing. He lands with a strange feeling (read in German).

20.02.2018

Apply before February 25th, to participate in an arctic climate expedition next summer with four other young people.

16.02.2018

The avalanche warning service has a wide range of data at its disposal, including measurements, observations, assessments and model results.

14.02.2018

SLF employee Matthias Jaggi says goodbye to the research station Dome C. He flies to the Antactic coast and meets penguins.

07.02.2018

SLF is supporting Swiss athletes and their support teams in Pyeongchang with exclusive snow and weather forecasts.

25.01.2018

At the SLF, Top scientists and leading politicians discussed how science contributes to prosperity and a safe, secure society.