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Switzerland in March

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I'll be visiting Switzerland in March for three weeks and plan to spend a week at St Moritz to explore the Engadin area, a week at Wengen and to split the other week between Zermatt and Luzern, having 3 or 4 nights in each. I don't ski but would like to do hiking on trails that are open at that time of year. I've never tried sledding. Is that difficult for someone who has never tried it before? .

I have visited Switzerland in August and September on previous trips and would like to see it with a snow covered landscape on this trip. While I realize it can vary from year to year how much snow is likely to still be on the ground in the Jungfrau (Wengen, Murren, Grindelwald etc), Engadin and Zermatt areas in March? I'll be doing various train trips between and in each area so hopefully in higher areas there will still be a lot of snow cover.

At this stage I'm planning to travel by train from Zurich to St Moritz, and after a week there, including traveling on the Bernina Express line I'll travel to Wengen via Andermatt so I can travel on part of the Glacier Express line. After leaving Wengen I'd like to travel to Zermatt via Zweissimmen and Montreux so I can travel on the Golden Pass line. I'd like to book VIP seats between Zweissimmen and Montreux if they are available. I've read that it is better to travel in that direction as you get great views through the front of the train as you approach Montreux with views of the lake etc.

I could possibly have 2 nights at Montreux before going to Zermatt and less time at Luzern. During our stay in Wengen last year we did a day trip to Montreux on the Golden Pass train and had half a day there before returning to Wengen and on the return trip I was in the front carriage near the VIP seats and could see the view through the front so would like to book a VIP seat next time.

Are there any reasons to pick the first, second or third weeks of March for the areas I'll be visiting? For example, is the weather, snow cover etc likely to vary much if I visit Wengen in the first, second or third weeks? At the moment I have planned the first week for St Moritz and the second week for Wengen etc. but could swap them around if necessary.

I could travel to Zermatt from St Moritz on the Glacier Express line and then go to Wengen in the third week but it would be hard to then do the Golden Pass trip in the direction approaching Montreux.

Thanks for any suggestions you can offer for my itinerary.

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