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AVALanche at the Musée des Ormonts

The Musée des Ormonts invites its visitors to venture onto the snowy slopes which, throughout time, have threatened lives and built heritage.

From March 23, 2024 to April 19, 2026

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To mark the 40th anniversary of a series of large avalanches in Ormonts, the museum invites you to discover the exhibition "AVALanche at the Musée des Ormonts" ...

In the various rooms, warm and sheltered from the devastating avalanche flows, in a setting designed by local craftsmen, you can find out how and when avalanches break loose and what forms they can take, thanks to the insights of snow experts. You will also discover how our Alpine country has gradually equipped itself to protect mountain areas from these dangers, to rescue victims and to come to the aid of disaster victims.

This exhibition invites you to immerse yourself in these events, through the gripping accounts of local people. These stories are true nuggets, testifying to the resilience of the people of Ormonans. They also paint a precious picture of the surge of solidarity that natural disasters have instilled in the region. Above all, they show how, over the centuries, this constant threat has led them to adapt their environment to protect themselves from it.

 

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Do you have any photos of avalanches in the Ormonts? 

Thank you for thinking of us... there are binders available in the exhibition to hold your photos!

Send them to info@museeormonts.ch

Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

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