Driving Susten, Furka & Gotthard Early/Mid June?

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MNTraveler
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May 20, 2017 - 2:44 AM

Hello/Hallo -

I am planning a trip to the Switzerland area in June with my dad. We are renting a car in Munich and want to do mountain passes. As of now, the plan would take us through Susten, Furka and Gotthard Pass o June 13th, about 3 and a half weeks from today. I see that in the recent past these particular passes have opened up ahead of schedule, early/mid May in some cases (May 20th for Gotthard last year), but sometimes are closed until the 12th-13th of June. Webcams show a lot of snow as of now.

I know it is impossible to say with any certainty, but I am wondering what the odds/chances are that these passes will be open on/before June 13th?

Thank you in advance!

Last modified on May 20, 2017 - 2:52 AM by MNTraveler
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May 20, 2017 - 6:09 AM in reply to MNTraveler

Hi MNTraveler,

You might be lucky.

The Furka Pass is partly open now on the Urner side to Tiefenbach, and is expected to be fully open by 2 June, give or take a week.

The Susten Pass is partly open on the Bernese side to Steingletscher and partly open on the Urner side to Kleinsustli/Sustenbrüggli. It is expected to be fully open by 9 June, give or take a week.

The Gotthard Pass is still closed, with no expected opening date announced. You can go through the tunnel instead though.

You can keep up-to-date with expected opening dates here:

www.alpen-paesse.ch/en/

Alpenrose

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MNTraveler
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May 21, 2017 - 6:41 PM in reply to Removed user

Great thank you for the reply!

I specifically pushed this trip back by 10 days in hopes it would ensure safe passage on all the high mountain passes. My fingers are definitely crossed at this point!

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