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Low season, high up After the crowds leave: when you’re alone in the Alps

What’s it like to be in the mountains when the last skiers have gone home and summer hikers have yet to arrive?

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Caspar Wolf Swiss Alps painter gets his own museum

First his art spurred on tourism. Then it helped glaciologists document climate change. Now it has a permanent home in a unique museum.

Spring snow Wintry weather brings avalanche risk

Fresh snowfall - two weeks into spring - has been causing traffic disruption has and brought warnings of a high avalanche danger for some regions.

This content was published on April 5, 2019 10:21 AM

Photography What does Swiss security look like?

Switzerland is one of the world's safest countries. But who should be protected from what, and what does this protection look like?

Climate strikes Saving the planet and saving UBS – which is the emergency?

Young people are going on strike across Switzerland, demanding that the government declare a state of climate emergency.

Swiss initiative Could geo-engineering help reverse climate change?

Technologies that block solar radiation or remove CO2 could help tackle global warming. Switzerland is hoping the global community will explore them.

snow risk Two lives lost in weekend avalanches

Two people lost their lives in separate avalanches in south-eastern Switzerland on Saturday. The risk of further incidents remains high.

This content was published on January 20, 2019 12:48 PM

White danger Avalanche risk level recedes slightly in Swiss Alps

The avalanche danger level has been lowered from the maximum level 5 to “high” (level 4), as heavy snowfalls abated on Tuesday. 

This content was published on January 15, 2019 3:12 PM

Week in Numbers Snow dumps and ice-skating injuries

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. 

Climate change performance Swiss climate policy: praised abroad, attacked at home

According to an international ranking, Switzerland is one of the best-performing nations in the fight against global warming.

#SWISSHISTORYPICS What winter used to look like in Switzerland

Snow in Swiss cities is sparse these days. This was not always the case, as historical black-and-white photographs taken between 1930 and 1970 show.

Elm ski region ‘We’re lucky – there’s lots of snow in Elm’

Bruno Landolt has been in charge of the Elm mountain lift company for 16 years.