-5 per year, and thus very similar to the risk to die in a traffic accident. From 1999 to 2010, the risk per touring day decreased by nearly half. The main reason for this reduction was the increase in the proportion of snowshoe hikers, a user-group which had an about six times smaller mortality risk due to avalanches per touring day than other users of the winter backcountry. Our results help to identify high-risk user groups and allow to develop avalanche prevention measures targeted to these groups." />

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Item: Avalanche Risk in Winter Backcountry Touring: Status and Recent Trends in Switzerland