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1. Posted by emms (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

hi. this is prob gonna sound so silly but i need help. i plan to be in switzerland and around that area in october this year. is there any chance ill get to see snow then and possibly ski or is it too early? thanks.

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

on the high mountains snow all year round.

week ago I was at zurich airport - in the morning temperatures below zero celsius

3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

In the Alps you can even SKI all year round. So bring your skis and you can even play in the snow.

emms,

Have you ever seen snow???

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting emms

hi. this is prob gonna sound so silly but i need help. i plan to be in switzerland and around that area in october this year. is there any chance ill get to see snow then and possibly ski or is it too early? thanks.

Hi again,

I didn't read your message carefully and realize you actually asked about skiing. In Austria, I spent 2 Summers skiing on Mount Kitzsteinhorn, so in October you'll probably find great skiing before it gets too cold for an Australian .

PS---Does it ever snow anywhere in Australia?

5. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

hey emms!
when/if?! you go to switzerland, definately go to interlaken and take the train up to wengen... its a great ski lodge town, and there's snow pretty much all year round up there!
hope you have a blast!
Lauren

6. Posted by emms (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

thanks for help guys!!! emm

7. Posted by dbgomes (Respected Member 72 posts) 11y

PS---Does it ever snow anywhere in Australia?

yes it does actually down the east coast mountains during winter. I went skiing there couple of years back. nothing like the europe ski fields tho i can imagine!!

Daniel

8. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Hey Emms,
I don't think you can really ski too well in Europe in October, especially in the Alps around Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy ... Who knows about France, isn't it colder out there? From europeans I've heard that February is a much better time to ski than in October. But, then I've only worked at a ski resort for a short time. It was in Canada, too, so I am not too expert on that... But that is a fact about skiing in europe. Canada is a lot different, as far as skiing conditions go. The Alps in europe are at a different altitude, as well.

Hope you have fun!

Peace,
Steph

9. Posted by guarro (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

The ski season doesn't really get under way until mid-December in most resorts (though some will open in November, snow permitting). No resorts will be officially open in October, but you will be able to find skiable snow in those resorts with glaciers (e.g. Tignes, Hintertux), and some lifts wil be running, but the skiing would be very limited.

If you want expert opinion on such things, I would recommend the forum at

www.snowheads.com

which is full of friendly people who between them know everything there is to know about European skiing.

10. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Hey all you European skiers,

I guess I got a little carried away when I used the word "Great" referring to skiing in October:

"In Austria, I spent 2 Summers skiing on Mount Kitzsteinhorn, so in October you'll probably find great skiing before it gets too cold for an Australian ."

Since she's never even seen snow I'd figured it would be "great" to her . I guess I did glacier skiing since I skiied in the Summer.