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Lakecomotrip
Lakecomotrip
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Jan 15, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Hi

Me and my partner are planning a trip to Lake Como mid june 2017. We are hoping to use klausen pass, susten pass, furka pass, nufenen pass on our way down to Italy... however some websites say these are closed October to June, is this certain or dependent on weather? how will we know before our trip?

Please help...(a very excited holiday planner)

Thanks

Hayley

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 15, 2017 - 10:35 PM in reply to Lakecomotrip

Hi Hayley-

Welcome to My Swiss Alps-

Sounds like a real trip!

Snow keeps most high passes closed until early - to - mid june.

Arno has a link to help; I don't remember it.

The Klausen Pass is a bit more demanding than the others. I did it in the fog and clouds once, coming back from the Graubünden, and I did not like it.

Guard rails are not the norm on Swiss alpine roads.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jan 15, 2017 - 10:36 PM by Slowpoke
Lucas
Lucas
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Jan 16, 2017 - 8:58 AM in reply to Lakecomotrip

Hi Hayley and welcome to MySwissAlps!

As Slowpoke said, most mountain passes are closed until June sometime (weather dependent). Take a look at our driving in Switzerland information page. You can find links to current traffic conditions around Switzerland. There tends not to be any hard opening dates for these passes.

Regards,
Lucas

Lakecomotrip
Lakecomotrip
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Jan 16, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Thanks so much Slowpoke/Lucas, so probably the later in June the better and then July almost certainly.

slowpoke when did you drive the klausen pass from graubunden?

thanks for all your help gives me n my partner something to think about :)

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 17, 2017 - 1:54 AM in reply to Lakecomotrip

<<"slowpoke when did you drive the klausen pass from graubunden? ">>

Many years ago. Can't remember on which trip of the 80 or so since 1980 without some research.

Guess? 15 years ago.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jan 17, 2017 - 1:54 AM by Slowpoke
Lakecomotrip
Lakecomotrip
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Jan 17, 2017 - 12:47 PM in reply to Slowpoke

I meant month sorry :)

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 17, 2017 - 2:44 PM in reply to Lakecomotrip

<<"I meant month sorry :)"<<'

Same answer. Between late June and end of September.

Slowpoke

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Jan 18, 2017 - 12:05 AM in reply to Lakecomotrip

This thread from last year might be of use:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/pass-roads-open-end-of-may

Alpenrose

Lucas
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Jan 18, 2017 - 9:13 AM in reply to Lakecomotrip

Hi Hayley,

We have rough opening and closing dates listed under our traffic information page here. Under the map.

Lucas

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