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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.

25.01.2018

SLF employee Matthias Jaggi has a last intense bout of work, as winter is approaching and many researchers are already leaving the research station.

 

23.01.2018

High avalanche danger will be encountered over a wide area

22.01.2018

Very high avalanche danger will be encountered over a wide area

22.01.2018

As a result of fresh snow and higher temperatures, very high avalanche danger over widespread areas

21.01.2018

As a result of fresh snow and storm winds, very high avalanche danger widespread