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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.

06.03.2019

SLF collects and archives interesting facts on avalanche accidents. There is now an overview of all accidents known to SLF during the current year.

04.03.2019

How does climate change affect winter sports? More than 20 scientists point out the spots where our knowledge is lacking, and where we need to act.

28.02.2019

A new method that automatically computes avalanche starting zones facilitates the simulation of avalanches on a large scale.

22.02.2019

Three experts will present the current scientific knowledge on global climate change and discuss future impacts on mountain sports.

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.