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Snowed in Zermatt, Andermatt and Davos ski resorts under snow siege

Avalanche risk due to heavy snowfall has meant that road and rail access to the ski resort of Zermatt remains cut off.

Level 5 Zermatt ski resort cut off due to avalanche risk

Road and rail access to the popular ski and winter resort of Zermatt in southern Switzerland has been cut off.

Stranded Snow and high water block access to Swiss mountain villages

Heavy rain and snow have hit many parts of Switzerland, leaving several thousand people in the Alps temporarily cut off from the outside world.

Digging deep What does the snow layer tell us?

Snow physicist Charles Fierz and his colleague from the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos demonstrate the various tests and ...