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

( 1. October 2023 - 30. September 2024)

Number of accidents: 76

Number of persons caught: 102

Number of fatalities: 5 Personen

last update: 26.02.2024 04:33

Map

Table

Date Canton Location Elevation Aspect Activity Dang.lev. caught buries killed
2023-11-12OWAlpnach1872 1(2)100
2023-11-28SZMuotathal1855 W 1(3)110
2023-12-02VSWiler (Lötschen)2273 SE 13100
2023-12-03VDChâteau-d'Oex2081 NE 13100
2023-12-03BERüschegg2154 NW 13100
2023-12-07SGVilters-Wangs2527 E 12100
2023-12-07GRSurses2849 NW 12222
2023-12-09NWWolfenschiessen2565 NW 12100
2023-12-10VSBourg-Saint-Pierre2599 S 13210
2023-12-10VSGoms2449 N 13200
2023-12-10VSVal de Bagnes2569 W 23100
2023-12-10VSBourg-Saint-Pierre2776 W 13100
2023-12-11GRVals1464 SE (3)111
2023-12-14GRDavos2632 NE 23100
2023-12-15VSWiler (Lötschen)2789 E 23110
2023-12-16VDLeysin1761 SE 2(2)200
2023-12-16GRVaz/Obervaz2549 NW 23200
2023-12-16NWWolfenschiessen2365 W 23100
2023-12-16VSFerden2486 S 13100
2023-12-16VSBellwald2699 S 13300
2023-12-16URAndermatt2633 N 23321
2023-12-22GrDavos2282 SW 23200
2023-12-22GRDavos2230 W 23100
2023-12-22GRDavos2149 W 23100
2023-12-23VSVal de Bagnes2570 NW 13100
2023-12-23VSNendaz3261 E 13200
2023-12-25VSSalvan2584 SE 12100
2023-12-27VSFieschertal3268 SE 12100
2023-12-31BELauenen2669 N 1(2)100
2024-01-02GR Lumnezia1782 E 1(2)200
2024-01-03GRSurses2091 NE 2(2)100
2024-01-04VSTörbel2792 N 13110
2024-01-04VSNendaz2659 NW 13200
2024-01-04URAndermatt2856 E 13100
2024-01-04VSWiler (Lötschen)2302 SE 23100
2024-01-04VSChalais2396 NW 13200
2024-01-06VSConthey2341 E 12300
2024-01-06VSLeytron2220 SE 12210
2024-01-07GR Rheinwald1772 NE 2(3)100
2024-01-10UR Sisikon1930 N 12110
2024-01-13VS Leukerbad2151 N 1(2)100
2024-01-14BEDiemtigen1902 NE 1(2)100
2024-01-14GRScuol2793 NE 12100
2024-01-14VSSimplon2373 NE 1(2)200
2024-01-14URWassen2313 N 12200
2024-01-14LUHasle (LU)1602 N 1(2)200
2024-01-14UR Sisikon2038 NE 1(2)100
2024-01-14NWBeckenried2017 NE 1(2)100
2024-01-14VSSimplon2427 NE 1(2)100
2024-01-14GR S-chanf2994 SE 12300
2024-01-17GRArosa2430 NW 12100
2024-01-19VSKippel2494 SW 24100
2024-01-20SGAmden1926 S 12100
2024-01-20VS Orsières2195 NW 13100
2024-01-20GRLuzein2072 W 12200
2024-01-21VSTrient2385 NW 12100
2024-01-21VSSalvan2621 NE 12100
2024-01-21URAndermatt2858 E 22100
2024-01-21BEKandersteg2664 N 12100
2024-01-21VS Collombey-Muraz1835 SE 12100
2024-01-21SG Sevelen1849 S 12100
2024-01-21VSAnniviers2820 NW 13100
2024-01-24VSZermatt3134 S 12110
2024-01-24VSOrsières2308 W 1(3)211
2024-01-25GRSamedan2844 SW 12100
2024-01-25VS Crans-Montana2049 SE 1(2)100
2024-01-27GRArosa2682 E 22100
2024-01-27GRKlosters2764 SW 12210
2024-01-28GRDavos2630 NE 13100
2024-02-04GRSurses2210 SE 3(2)100
2024-02-09GRLuzein2446 NW 12100
2024-02-09GRDavos2673 NE 12200
2024-02-11GRRheinwald2240 SE 13100
2024-02-13GRPontresina2447 NW 13100
2024-02-15GRPontresina2894 NE 12100
2024-02-17TI Lavizzara2600 S 12100

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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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Coordinates

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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The data may be used stating our copyright and the date of your download. Example: Source: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, retrieved on 26 February 2019