Is the Umbrail Pass open by May 10?

Is the Umbrail Pass open by May 10?

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RobertaM
RobertaM
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Apr 8, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Can anyone please tell me - is the Umbrail Pass likely to be open by 10 May? And what is the approximate driving time from Santa Maria Val Müstair to the top of the pass (or to the Italian border)?

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Apr 8, 2017 - 11:51 PM in reply to RobertaM

>> Can anyone please tell me - is the Umbrail Pass likely to be open by 10 May?

It's very unlikely. In the past 18 years, the earliest it has ever opened is 20 May (that was last year), and in 13 of those years, it was not before 25 May.

You can check conditions closer to your travel date here:

www.alpen-paesse.ch/en/alpenpaes se/umbrailpass/

Alpenrose

Last modified on Apr 8, 2017 - 11:53 PM by Alpenrose666
RobertaM
RobertaM
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Apr 9, 2017 - 12:04 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

Thanks so much ... guess we'll have to plan to come later another year. What about the Albula Pass? We were hoping to stay there on 9 May ...

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Apr 9, 2017 - 12:32 AM in reply to RobertaM

>> What about the Albula Pass? We were hoping to stay there on 9 May

Pretty unlikely. In the last 18 years, it has been open by 9 May in only two years (2007 and 2011). Last year it opened on 14 May.

Alpenrose

RobertaM
RobertaM
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Apr 9, 2017 - 12:55 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

Thanks again

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 9, 2017 - 1:18 AM in reply to RobertaM

Trains can get you through when the highways are blocked

RobertaM
RobertaM
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Apr 9, 2017 - 1:54 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thanks - but we'll be travelling by car - the whole point was to drive the pass.

Arno
Arno
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Apr 9, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Hi Roberta,

Perhaps you can switch to the scenic train routes this time and come back another year in July, August and September. Any other season is risky for the higher road passes (see the list of passes on myswissalps.com/car/tr afficinfo).

Enjoy your trip(s)!

Last modified on Apr 9, 2017 - 6:26 PM by Arno
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 9, 2017 - 6:18 PM in reply to Alpenrose666

Hi Alpenrose-

Thanks for the link to the Alpine Passes website.

Slowpoke

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Apr 10, 2017 - 6:05 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Glad you find it useful!

Alpenrose

RobertaM
RobertaM
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Apr 10, 2017 - 7:52 AM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno

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