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Avalanche app goes live in Austria

A new mobile telephone App that gives notification on where there are avalanche warnings has been unveiled for Austria as part of a general avalanche warning service.

The new service for smart phones gives a daily update on the latest situation in all of Austria's regions including the current level of avalanche danger from 1-5.

It also offers weather information in the various ski regions and is updated every morning between 7.30 and 7.45.

The can be downloaded under App www.snowsafe.at and those without a smart phone can also get an SMS version and there is also the chance to dial a regular telephone information hotline using a standard landline.

The service will also be heard on the radio during extreme avalanche danger periods.

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