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International Advanced Training Course on Snow and Avalanches ‘Practice meets science’

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International Advanced Training Course on Snow and Avalanches ‘Practice meets science’

Dear Sir or Madam, dear colleagues

In 2015, 2017 and 2019, the SLF organized an international training course offering the unique opportunity to learn about snow and avalanches with a particular focus on latest research results. Due to the corona pandemic, the course could not be held since then.

The course will take place again in February 2023. The motto of the course is “Practice meets science“. A mixture of lectures and hands-on activities will allow you to acquire new knowledge and expertise. You will improve your observational skills in the field and your analytical capabilities in data interpretation and will be able to integrate novel techniques and methods into your daily work. The course applies to people with good basic knowledge and experience in the field of snow and avalanches. The international setting will allow for a unique exchange among practitioners with various backgrounds and with avalanche experts from the SLF. The course will be held in two modules. Module 1: Snow stability and avalanche forecasting. Module 2: Avalanche safety and control.

When: 6 – 10 February 2023
Where: Davos, Switzerland
Who: avalanche forecasters, avalanche specialists and consultants, avalanche instructors, avalanche hazard managers for infrastructure, avalanche control services, representatives of institutions, private services and associations.

Language: English
Organizer: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland

Please find further information at

For administrative questions, please contact Marion Hofmänner (
For questions concerning the course content please contact Stephan Harvey (

Feel free to forward this email to your colleagues in your country/area.

Please sign up by 1 December 2022 at the latest (number of participants is limited).
If the number of participants is low, modules or even the whole course may have to be cancelled.

Kind regards
Stephan & Marion

Date 6 February 2023 - 10 February 2023Time All Day EventVenue SLF, DavosLocation Flüelastrasse 11, CH-7260, Switzerland, Venue Google Map Link + Google MapCategory Schools & Training Courses Symposia, Meetings and Workshops

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