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Old 19.01.2013, 19:19
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I was wondering if there is some kind of service that tells you if a particular road is drivable?

I have ski lessons booked at Col de la Faucille tomorrow (near Gex) and I have no idea if setting off tomorrow is a fool's errand as I don't have a four wheel drive and I don't fancy spending 2 hours driving up a winding road to Narnia and then getting stuck and surviving on nothing more than Haribos and the 100th game of I Spy...

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Arghhh...wrong section!! Could a Mod please move to the appropriate place please? Sorry!
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Depends on what you mean drivable. OH can drive in deep snow. I panic in the fist snowflake
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Old 19.01.2013, 19:49
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This is Switzerland - snow on roads in winter is normal - as is clearing it and making them passable.
It is in a ski resorts profitable interest to ensure clear access to it, is ensured.

Ever heard of TCS?
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Canton of Grison
http://www.strassen.gr.ch/sites/stra...and/karte.html

TCS All Swiss roads
http://www.tcs.ch/de/auto-mobilitaet...uelle-lage.php
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A set of chains should help extend the range of roads you can drive on. I've got a 4WD and a set of chains.
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I was wondering if there is some kind of service that tells you if a particular road is drivable?

I have ski lessons booked at Col de la Faucille tomorrow (near Gex) and I have no idea if setting off tomorrow is a fool's errand as I don't have a four wheel drive and I don't fancy spending 2 hours driving up a winding road to Narnia and then getting stuck and surviving on nothing more than Haribos and the 100th game of I Spy...

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Col de la Faucille is our local resort as we only live app 15km from there.
We have not yet tried driving up there (or down), where the road have not been cleared - even very early in the morning. For sure it can be slippery but no need for a 4x4 or chains so far (this winter and last winter).
As long as you have good winter tires, I would not be afraid of going there.

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Turned out to be fine. The roads were well gritted and ploughed. The car park was fun and games though...
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