The Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research belongs to the Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape WSL. It is involved with the use and layout in addition to the protection of natural and urban dwelling spaces. It elaborates contributions and answers so that man can use landscapes and forests responsibly and address herbal hazards along with occur in mountainous nations particularly. WSL is an international leader in those fields of research and provides the premise for a sustainable environmental coverage in Switzerland. The WSL develops solutions for socially relevant issues - together with its companions from society, commercial enterprise and science. She works inter- and trans disciplinary; This implementation-orientated studies technique is one in all its precise strengths. The SLF employs round one hundred forty human beings from 15 distinct international locations. The WSL thinks and acts interlinked. It maintains near cooperation with the institutions of the ETH Domain, in addition to country wide and global companions, and conducts an energetic talk with studies, practice and the public. WSL employs round 500 humans at Birmensdorf, Lausanne, Bellinzona and Davos (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF). The principal studies regions of the SLF encompass the bodily homes of the snow and its interaction with the surroundings as well as avalanche formation, avalanche dynamics and avalanche safety. In addition to avalanches, different alpine herbal dangers including landslides, rock falls, floods and floods are also investigated - in cooperation with other studies companies, both inside and outside the WSL. Other vital areas of know-how are permafrost, snow climatology and snow hydrology as well as business tasks, e.g. inside the area of snow sports. The scientists additionally look at how mountain ecosystems react to environmental modifications. This additionally impacts the effect of latest energies on the environment, the economy and society. Davos village, Weissfluhjoch, Wind tunnel, Sion web site, Vallée de l. A. Sionne, Wannengrat, Stillberg and Laret are the few take a look at regions where research is done. Scientists and engineers are conducting experiments on the avalanche dynamics within the take a look at area for lawinendynamics "Vallée de l. A. Sionne". The take a look at facility has been in operation given that wintry weather 1997/1998 and represents a milestone within the area of avalanche dynamics research at the SLF.