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Mar 13th, 2011, 03:14 PM
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Switzerland in November

Planning a Thanksgiving trip with daughter to Switzerland. Looked at predicted temp and it sounds really cold at that time...any advice?
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Mar 13th, 2011, 08:48 PM
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Where were you planning to go? What were you planning to do? How many days?
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Mar 13th, 2011, 09:50 PM
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My first trip to Switzerland was in November for my birthday. I was in the Geneva/Vevey/Montreux areas along Lac Leman. Yes it was cold... definitely winter-time. I took a regular wool coat, hat, gloves, boots which worked well for me.
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Mar 13th, 2011, 10:37 PM
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I've visited Switzerland twice over Thanksgiving...one time we got a ton of snow in Engelberg (loved it!), the other time it was dry, brown and barren in the Berner Oberland (following a very hot, dry summer). We hiked and went sledding, had a blast.

It's the shoulder season, so expect closures in the alpine villages and do your research before you go so you're not disappointed.
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Mar 14th, 2011, 11:59 PM
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well, november is the turnover month between fall and winter... so its not fully winter yet, but the golden fall is gone allready... you can be lucky, and have still some sunny weather and ok temps.. something like 5 - 10 degrees.. maybe..

but..
most of the mountain villages and resorts will have snow allready... in the valleys and the northern part of switzerland, there will be a lot of fog and grey weather...

so it realy depends on what you want to see.. you should spend a bit of thinking about that and come forward with it... its gonna be easier for us then to give you some more and better info....
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Mar 15th, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Well - it's winter in the mountains - and late fall in the valleys - so it will be cold. Not sure what sort of advice you are looking for. If you mean someplace warmer - head south of the alps.
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Mar 15th, 2011, 10:29 AM
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I agree it depends what you plan to see & do, where exactly you plan to go how the weather will effect you. I was in the towns and cities, down at lake-level, not the mountains.
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