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Gian Darms



technical staff member


WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf


Davos Da C 0 15


Occupation at the SLF

since 2016 Course instructor ski patrol formation Switzerland
Assistan Course instructor SLF Snow and avalanche courses


since 2015 ICAR Delegate
Advisory board Alpine Rescue Switzerland

since 2013 SLF representative GIN development
Course instructor Basic course avalanche rescue for SLF employees

since 2011 Avalanche forecaster
Responsible person for the observer network
Instructor at SLF Snow and avalanche courses


2015 Ski Patrol Chief with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training

2010-2011 Wyssen Avalanche Control AG, Reichenbach, Bern
Site evaluation, product development

2010-2011 bap-Ingenieurbüro, Cazis, Grison
Natural hazards and GIS

2003-2010 Skiing area Laax, Grison
Ski patroller B with permission for artificial avalanche release

2004-2009 Study of Geography at the University of Zurich

Main theme: Physical Geography
Minor subjects: Atmosphere and Climate (ETH), Life Sciences
Master thesis: "Firntemperaturen auf dem Colle Gnifetti. Zusammenstellung und Analyse bestehender und neuer Temperaturprofile."

2002-2011 Observer with slope profiles for the SLF