Fatal avalanche accidents in Switzerland since 1995-1996


This data collection contains information concerning all accidents by snow avalanches causing at least one fatality in Switzerland. The data set commences on 01/10/1995. After the completion of a hydrological year, the new data is added.

The following information is provided:

  • avalanche identifier
  • date of the accident
  • accuracy of the date in range of days before and after
  • canton
  • name of the locality
  • start zone of the avalanche
  • coordinates (Swiss coordinate system, approximately in middle of start zone)
  • accuracy of the coordinates in meters
  • elevation (in meteres above sea level, app. in middle of start zone)
  • slope aspect (main orientation of start zone)
  • slope inclination (in degree, steepest point within start zone)
  • number of dead persons
  • number of caught persons
  • number of fully buried persons
  • forecasted avalanche danger level
  • activity/location of the accident party at the time of the incident
DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.16904/13
Related Identifier https://www.envidat.ch/dataset/fatal-avalanche-accidents-switzerland-1995
Metadata Access https://www.envidat.ch/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite&identifier=oai:envidat.ch:f7160261-c98d-4d49-8966-10c1b0a32831
Creator SLF
Publisher WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Contributor EnviDat
Publication Year 2018
Rights Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)
Contact Avalanche Warning Service SLF
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format CSV
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (46N-48N,6 E-10E)
Temporal Point 2018-12-06T11:59:59Z