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Avalanches: Easy-to-understand information


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Avalanches can cause death.

Emergency telephone number: 112

Safety tips:

Before an avalanche

Stay on

  • the roads
  • the paths
  • the ski pistes

Do not move away from the piste on your own.
Do not move away from the winter hiking routes on your own.

During an avalanche


Run away fast.
Drop ski poles.
Hold your hands in front of your face.

Shout for help.
Phone 112.

In your home

Maybe the police will come?
Listen for the police.
Do what the police tell you to do.