The SLF uses various media to provide information on the current snow and avalanche situation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The SLF operates the website www.slf.ch and publishes all information on the current snow and avalanche situation, background knowledge on avalanche awareness and tools for touring at www.whiterisk.ch. If you also want to use the tour planning part, you have to register and can buy a licence.
Other content such as the archive or knowledge about the avalanche bulletin (interpretation aid) can be found at www.slf.ch.
With the SLF's free White Risk app, information on the current snow and avalanche situation can be accessed quickly and conveniently while 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) and other important information relating to the avalanche bulletin. The app also contains background knowledge on avalanche awareness and tools for on the go. If you also want to use the tour planning part, you have to register on the internet and can buy a licence (www.whiterisk.ch).
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.
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).
The avalanche warning service posts messages on Instagram, Facebook and X (Twitter) with the identifier whiteriskslf. The posts complement the information published at slf.ch and at White Risk, but do not replace it.
You can help us to process information methodically and quickly by reporting observations relating to the avalanche situation or accidents not via social media, but with the WhiteRisk app or by way of our website.