Switzerland - When to Go
The climate is temperate, so summers are mild and winters are cold with heavy snowfalls. The country is fit for both skiing is the winter and in spring or summer for hiking, bathing, visiting castles and cities. Summer lasts roughly from June to September and the winter season in Alpine resorts kicks off in mid-December and closing down again when the snows begin to melt around mid-April. Hikers what want to walk at high altitudes, however, should be equipped for snow and ice until well into June. Mid-August to late October generally has fairly settled weather, and is a good period for hiking trips.