Snow release An avalanche made on purpose

Authorities on the Belalp in canton Valais carried out a controlled explosion to reduce avalanche danger.

A sight-hindering fence is set up after the crash
A total of CHF20 million in Swiss foreign aid has been earmarked for South Sudan in 2017
The Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team above St Moritz on February 11
Skiers on the Titlis glacier in Engelberg
Maurer during a panel session with representatives from the business world, the UN and governments at the WEF meeting in Davos 
French police are investigating the exact cause of the bus crash
Swiss avalanches have claimed 1,884 lives since 1936
The lack of water in December has also affected ski areas: here in Adelboden, artificial snow has been used to make a piste on December 29, 2016
Helicopters from a private company and the Swiss Air Force dropped water over a forest near Mesocco in southern Switzerland 
The three Swiss Post sorting centres has handled about 18 million parcels before Christmas