Dec 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM
in reply to jatinsmehta
>> is it advisable to travel Switzerland in mid-April or mid-October..I wish to see mild to moderate snow & green pastures, I'm not a skiing person.
I haven't been to Switzerland in mid-April, but I have been there in mid-October.
Out of April and October, I would pick October, both for the look of the countryside and alps, as well as because there will be more mountain transport operating - at least until around 21 October.
In April, a lot of mountain transport is not operating. The ski season has finished, and the high-altitude hiking season doesn't start until the second half of June, so cable cars, funiculars etc close for around 4-6 weeks so that maintenance can be undertaken. Some mountain railways also close for the winter, and don't reopen until late May or early June. Exact dates vary from place to place.
As I haven't been there in April, I don't know what the countryside looks like, but I suspect it wouldn't look as green as it does in in mid-October, especially at higher altitudes.
In winter, the meadows are brown or brownish-green (if they are not snow-covered), and it takes a while for the green to grow through again. Depending on altitude and temperatures, that may or may not happen by April.
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