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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.

21.02.2019

The winter of 1998/99 claimed many lives and caused extensive damage to property in the Alps. What lessons have been learned from this experience?

20.02.2019

How does a gliding avalanche form? What should snow sports enthusiasts consider in the terrain?

12.02.2019

A new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world indicates the volume of glaciers in Asia has been overestimated.

11.02.2019

The first doctoral student at the SLF and current research group leader Marcia Phillips on the occasion of the International Women's Day in Science.

06.02.2019

A measurement campaign with a large moored balloon is starting this week at Davos Wolfgang, in order to discover more about the processes that unfold within clouds.

31.01.2019

On May 24 2019 a WSL symposium on 'Learning from extreme events' for scientists and practitioners will take place in Davos (in German).

25.01.2019

FC Guy Parmelin visited the SLF on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF), where all the institutions in the ETH Domain presented themselves.

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.