Mar 28, 2016 - 7:26 AM
in reply to mathjos21
This website provides information about the status of the Swiss alpine passes.
If you go to the downloads link on the above site, you can download a PDF showing opening and closing times of the passes for the last 20 years or so. That shows that the Furka and Grimsel passes have only been open by 24 May in 4 or 5 years out of the last 22 years, so the chances don't look good!
It's in German, so here are the key terms translated:
Oeffnung / Schliessung der Alpenpaesse - Opening / closing of the alpine passes
Ganzjährig geöffnete Pässe - Passes open all year
Pass/Jahr - Pass/Year
Ostern - Easter
Pfingsten - Whitsun/Pentecost
There is also an app called "Swiss alpine passes status information". The link below is for the iOS version.
The app is supposed to be available in both German and English, but mine is in German and I can't see any way to change the language. Anyway, here is a translation of the various status descriptions:
Wintersperre - Closed for the winter
Offen, schneebedeckt - Open, snow covered
Offen, normal befahrbar - Open, no restrictions
Wintersperre, Teilöffnung - Winter closure, partly lifted
Perhaps this site will also interest you, if you are not already aware of it:
Last modified on Mar 28, 2016 - 7:46 AM by Alpenrose666