Avalanche bulletin


Münster, 22 January 2018,12.00 h

The current weather, snow and avalanche conditions in the Goms region are critical. According to the avalanche bulletin of the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF dated 22.01.2018 at 08:00 am, the danger of avalanches is very high in the Goms region. New snow and drift snow are susceptible to faults. Many spontaneous avalanches are to be expected. They can tear in deep layers and become very large. The avalanches can go very far. Most of the exposed settlements and traffic routes are endangered. Extensive safety measures are recommended. We strongly advise against off-piste snow sports.

The following blocks exist until further notice:

Road traffic:

  • Street Niederwald - Oberwald
  • Street Ausserbinn - Imfeld
  • Street Grengiols - Quarter
  • Street Grengiols - Bister
  • Street Fürgangen - Bellwald

Railway traffic:

  • MG Bahn Fiesch - Göschenen
  • Car transport Oberwald - Realp
  • Aerial cableway Fürgangen - Bellwald

Tourist offer:

  • Trails between Niederwald - Oberwald
  • Winter hiking trails between Niederwald - Oberwald
  • Snowshoe trails between Niederwald - Oberwald

The experts assume that the critical situation will continue to be critical and that there is a longer-lasting danger of avalanche declines. The restrictions are not expected to be lifted before Tuesday evening, 23 January 2018. The situation is monitored on an ongoing basis and reassessed in the event of changes. The next information follows on Tuesday, 23.01.2018 at 11:00 am.


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