SWITZERLAND (credits: Hannes Meyle)


National public and private institutions that play a role in fostering the goal of safety of the ski areas:

Authorities: No legal basis for the police to act as ski patrol


Public institutions

Schweizerische Kommission für Unfallverhütung auf Schneesportabfahrten, SKUS (Swiss Commission for Accident Prevention on Ski Pists)

Public foundation; establishes guidelines concerning security and the competence of rescue services

  1. Publications concerning behaviour and statistics

Beratungsstelle für Unfallverhütung, bfu (Information Center for Accident Prevention):

Public Task: Accident information and prevention with regard to professional and non-professional activities

For accident statistics concerning winter sports see page 44


Private institutions

Schweizerische Unfallversicherung, SUVA (Swiss Accident Insurance Company)

Largest Swiss accident insurance company

  1. accident statistics according to the Swiss Accident Insurance Law


National public or private entities which represent the Ski Area Operators 

No central or national firm or ski area operator associations

Seilbahnen Schweiz (Cable Cars Switzerland)

Other website of academic or professional origin that provide useful information to our subject of research

Media Communications by SUVA on accident statistics, for example concerning relation and numbers of ski accidents vs. football accidents in 2013

Prevention campaign by SUV