About The Norwegian Avalanche Warning Service

The Norwegian Avalanche Warning Service was launched 14 January 2013.

Purpose

The main goal of the service is to avoid accidents and mitigate problems to roads, buildings and infrastructure due to avalanches. 

The warnings are valid for a larger area and give general information about the avalanche conditions.

Our main user groups are recreational winter sports, road and railroad authorities, preparedness authorities and search and rescue. The warnings are helpful in when evaluating avalanche conditions, but do not provide the correct answer for every snow-covered slope. The warnings are designed to actionable, informative and educational.

Collaborating partners

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) deliveres the service, in collaboration with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET) and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA).

NVE is a member of the European Avalanche Warning Services (www.avalanches.org) and the warnings are published according to EAWS' international standards.