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gnapes
gnapes
7 posts
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Aug 5, 2015 - 5:26 AM

I am leaving Milan for Zermatt on 8/21 and then I am staying in Wengen for two nights beginning the 23rd. If the weather forecast looks bad for Zermatt can you recommend another option before I get to Wengen? I am traveling with my wife and it's out frist time in Switzerland. We have a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass. Thank you very much for any suggestions!

Annika
Annika
6348 posts
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Aug 6, 2015 - 6:46 AM

Hi gnapes!

Have you actually planned an overnight stay in Zermatt? In that case the alternative shouldn't be too far away I guess, as you don't want to spend too much time on traveling. You will have to accept some traveling time though, because you'll have to get out of the valley first. If weather in Zermatt is bad, you do have a change of better circumstances down in the Rhone valley, especially in the western part of it. Consider towns like Brig, Sion and Martigny, or even Montreux along Lake Geneva. They're very different from Zermatt though, being larger towns and not mountain resorts. Another beautiful mountain resort is Saas-Fee, but if weather in Zermatt is bad, it most probably will be in Saas-Fee too.

Do pay close attention to weather forecasts and check local circumstances, as these may vary significantly.

gnapes
gnapes
7 posts
new member
Aug 6, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Thank you for your suggestions. No I do not have a hotel reserved yet. I'm waiting until next week to book a room when I have a better idea of the weather forecast. Does that change your suggestions? Thank you!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7545 posts
expert
Aug 6, 2015 - 4:39 PM in reply to gnapes

<<" 7posts: new memberAug 6, 2015 - 3:28 PMThank you for your suggestions. No I do nothave a hotel reserved yet. I'm waiting until next week to book a roomwhen I have a better idea of the weather forecast. Does that change yoursuggestions? Thank you!">>

I hope that you have no trouble finding a room. August is high season, and mountain resorts are busy.

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
14395 posts
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Aug 7, 2015 - 7:44 AM in reply to gnapes

If you want, we can provide suggestions for accommodation once you've picked a town. Just let us know your budget and any other preferences to narrow down the choice.

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