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Opening of the Pases

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Snowlife

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83 posts

62 months

Tuesday 28th February 2012
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Do we know when the passes are due to open this spring? With the recent warm weather in the mountains I hope we wont be waiting too long.
I did the Grimsel Furka Susten loop last summer & can't wait to give it another crack. I've been commuting over the Brunig every 2 weeks this winter, but it doesn't really compare.
Would be great to get a few cars involved & to meet some local PHers wavey

iluvmercs

6,446 posts

135 months

Wednesday 29th February 2012
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I'm hopeful I will be heading for the CH Passes this year, as it seems to have been an annual event since owning the Audi driving
Roll on Summer! thumbup

Darren

Whitean3

1,722 posts

106 months

Wednesday 29th February 2012
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Indeed! Bring it on...
The passes tend to open in early June...

Fuchs

213 posts

103 months

Wednesday 29th February 2012
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krallicious

4,005 posts

113 months

Wednesday 29th February 2012
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I'm sure something will be organised again this year whistle
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UltimaCH

2,953 posts

97 months

Thursday 1st March 2012
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Roll on the summer. Will have time to drive as I'm retired end of the month. Also, may have a surprise up my sleeve..... 996GT3mk1CS cool Spring is not here yet and we can expect some more snow before June. Certain parts of the alpes are with a very heavy layer of snow...

RainerM

825 posts

139 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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it is snowing actually in Graubuenden:-((, central-eastern Switzerland has much,much more snow than the Engadin,(checked that last week;-))

and yes, we should be with you again, it is alsways big fun :-))

From the 23rd June onwards we are on holiday, then going to the LeMansClassic 2012:-))....meeting some PH again:-)))

Have a nice week all of you.

Rainer and Dot

@Ultima:-) so we are already two retired chaps in our group;-))

chandrew

387 posts

117 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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Rainer,

The snow in the Engadine isn't too bad. Last week was too hot and the lower slopes are a bit worn but I was in powder up to my waist just off the Marguns lift on Monday. There was about 20cm fresh snow yesterday morning in Celerina.

The issue at the moment is avalanches. The Albula line was disrupted almost all week.

Snow was forecast in the Engadine all week.

UltimaCH

2,953 posts

97 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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RainerM said:
@Ultima:-) so we are already two retired chaps in our group;-))
Guess so, but at least we are not too old so as not to enjoy some nice cars... I have my eyes on a C63T as a retirement present to myself cool;)

Fuchs

213 posts

103 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Looking forward to the spring as well.

The 993 has a layer of dust on it about a cm thick.....

Snowlife

Original Poster:

83 posts

62 months

Thursday 8th March 2012
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Fuchs said:
Thanks, that is a useful site.
Are any that are open now worth the effort?
I did the Juiler pass a few years ago, but it's 2 hours just to get there, bit long for a round trip in a day. I'm currently in Grindelwald/Interlaken & need a fun day of driving, don't mind getting close too/driving in the snow on the way if needed.

Snowlife

Original Poster:

83 posts

62 months

Thursday 8th March 2012
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All this talk of Porsche's etc & retirment is a challenge for young me in the Golf, sure we can still have fun
UltimaCH said:
Guess so, but at least we are not too old so as not to enjoy some nice cars... I have my eyes on a C63T as a retirement present to myself cool;)

RainerM

825 posts

139 months

Monday 26th March 2012
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@Ultima:
C63T, lovely car, and THAT concert:-))
Finally spring is coming here, but still on my winter-tyres, you never know in my region.....

Fingers crossed for a sunny Hooner's Delight:-)

Rainer and Dot

krallicious

4,005 posts

113 months

Tuesday 27th March 2012
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I'll start a thread wih some dates this coming week as I will then know my work rota for the summer but the 16th June is looking very good for me! driving

chandrew

387 posts

117 months

Wednesday 28th March 2012
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Yes, that date could work.

DJRC

23,563 posts

144 months

Wednesday 28th March 2012
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Well its nice of you to pick my birthday chaps, but alas Ill be driving the truck down to Carcassone with the wife and dog that weekend.

I am though picking up a billy bargain SLK in the next cpl of weeks. My housemate and I also have a Col D'Turini Plan for May if its viable.

Whitean3

1,722 posts

106 months

Saturday 31st March 2012
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krallicious said:
the 16th June is looking very good for me! driving
Me too... driving

JMGS4

8,370 posts

178 months

Sunday 1st April 2012
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16th June looking good!