All reported avalanche accidents in the current hydrological year 2023/24

( 1. October 2023 - 30. September 2024)

Number of accidents: 1

Number of persons caught: 1

Number of fatalities: 0 Personen

last update: 04.12.2023 09:33



Date Canton Location Elevation Aspect Activity Dang.lev. caught buries killed
2023-11-12OWAlpnach0 2100

Remarks concerning the map and table

The map can be zoomed. The points shown are the highest points of the release area, with the colours indicating the forecast danger level.

The table can be sorted by clicking on the table header.

Notes on the data

All avalanche accidents in which one or more people were caught by the avalanche are included.

Avalanches are not included if:

  • nobody was caught in or swept away by the avalanche or everyone involved managed to escape;
  • they resulted in damage to property or search operations but no victims were found;
  • details of the accident location are very uncertain and/or imprecise.

The avalanche events shown are reported by observers, the police, the emergency services and members of the public. The reports are checked for plausibility by SLF staff and corrected if necessary, but may contain inaccuracies or omissions. The table is updated regularly but not daily.

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The avalanche locations are based on the information contained in avalanche reports. While we do edit these where necessary, they may still be inaccurate.

Activity, location

  1. Backcountry touring (e.g. snow-shoeing, mountaineering)
  2. Off-piste skiing and snowboarding (generally accessed from a ski area)
  3. Transportation corridors (e.g. ski runs or roads)
  4. Buildings

Danger level

The forecast danger level is shown in the table with the following notations:

  • (3) - Danger level 3, but location of accident not within the most dangerous aspects and elevations as given in the bulletin
  • 2↗3 - Increasing danger level during the day if two danger levels were given (e.g. double map with danger level for dry and wet avalanche danger)

The map shows the relevant danger level for the day of the accident. A link to the bulletin can be found in the pop-up window.

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