The avalanche warning service

Trips in the Alpine regions require a high level of preparation. In order to enjoy your outdoor activities as safely as possible, it is critical you stay informed about the weather conditions and dangers, which is why we include official data from regional avalanche warning systems on our maps.

Where does the data come from?

The interactive map shows current avalanche risk levels for the Eastern Alps, and parts of the Western Alps. It covers an area that includes the Swiss, German and Italian Alps as well as Burgenland.

This data is updated daily and comes from official avalanche warning services in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol. When the authorities publish a new avalanche report, it appears on all of our maps.


Avalanche warnings on the map and in the Route Planner

The warning levels are indicated by clear colors codes and numbers ranging from 1 to 5. The darker the colour, the higher the avalanche risk is at this point:

 

  • Warning level 1 - green - low avalanche danger
  • Warning level 2 - yellow - moderate avalanche danger
  • Warning level 3 - orange - considerable avalanche danger
  • Warning level 4 - light red - high avalanche danger
  • Warning level 5 - dark red - very high avalanche danger 

 

 

One click on any symbol will open a window showing the detailed avalanche bulletin for the respective region. The information displayed includes an extensive assessment of the danger levels, avalanche risk and the snow cover.

You will also see general trends, a review of conditions over the previous days and a legend explaining the most important terms.

We have also integrated the avalanche report's data into the Route Planner. The current avalanche information for that area will be displayed when planning trips involving certain winter activities, such as ski touring. Clicking on the symbol displayed will open the relevant avalanche bulletin. 


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