The SLF uses various media to provide information on the current snow and avalanche situation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The avalanche bulletin, snow maps, measured values at the measuring stations and weekly and annual reports as well as the full descriptions of these products are published on the SLF website.
With RSS Feeds you can stay up to date with the publication of new avalanche bulletin.
With the SLF's free White Risk app, you can quickly and easily consult the avalanche bulletin, the snow maps and the measured values at the measuring stations when you are on the move. Push alerts notify you of unscheduled bulletins (an additional bulletin in the winter, an avalanche bulletin in summer as a result of the situation). The app is available in four languages (German, French, Italian and English) from the iTunes App Store (for iPhone) or Google Play Store (for Android).
The app also features background knowledge about avalanches, and tools for use in the field. If you also want to use the backcountry tour planning section of the app, you will need to purchase a White Risk licence on the website (www.whiterisk.ch).
If you want to receive SMS messages notifying you of unscheduled avalanche bulletins, please send an SMS with the message START SLF SOMMER to the phone number 9234. You can cancel the service at any time by sending an SMS with the message STOP SLF SOMMER.
Price: CHF 0.20 per SMS
In the winter months, SRF 1 broadcasts interviews about the avalanche situation at 4.50 pm each day. Such interviews are also broadcast on many other radio stations in particular just prior to the weekend or in case of increased avalanche danger. In Italian-speaking Switzerland the interviews are organised in cooperation with MeteoSwiss.
SRF 1, SRF info, RTS, RSI: During each channel's weather forecasts shortly before or shortly after 8 pm. Often on Fridays, but occasionally on other days as well. In particular when there is an increased avalanche danger.
Natural Hazards portal
The MeteoSwiss app and www.natural-hazards.ch provide an overview of the natural hazards situation in Switzerland. They show the danger levels for all the natural hazards for which warnings are issued (rain, thunderstorms, floods, snow, avalanches, heat wave, frost, slippery roads, wind, forest fires, earthquakes) and provide general information about the individual hazards and how to respond to them. The information for this is supplied by the Swiss federal government's natural hazard agencies, namely the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss), the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, and the Swiss Seismological Service (SED).