Avalanche Protection on Col du Pillon

  01.02.2017 Local News


Situated on the side of a steep mountain, the Col du Pillon road makes for a lovely – albeit difficult commute. When snow accumulated above the road in the past, helicopters were used release explosives to trigger avalanches.

However, in bad weather or strong winds, this was an impossible task. Now, things have changed: with the addition of two avalanche towers built by Wyssen Avalanche Control AG on both Bernese and Vaudois soil, it is now possible for excess snow to be automatically released.

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