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First Winter in Basel

I am originally from Northern NJ and are used to it being very cold and snowy (Well not in the last few years but...). How cold does it get here in the winter and do we get any snow (Enough for the kids to play in or have a snow day from school?

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I am originally from Northern NJ and are used to it being very cold and snowy (Well not in the last few years but...). How cold does it get here in the winter and do we get any snow (Enough for the kids to play in or have a snow day from school?

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Generally 0 to -10C, with occasional dips lower, though rarely (last winter was an exception).

Re snow days: rarely.
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I used to live in Dornach just outside Basel and the last 3 winters have been pretty good for snow (not constant throughout the whole winter)You can take the post bus to Gempen and sledge down to Dornach or Arlesheim. If there is snow in Basel, St Margerethen is popular for sledging
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...the last 3 winters have been pretty good for snow (not constant throughout the whole winter)...
Just to clear, I was referring to days off school because of snow.
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Just put my reading glasses on and re-read it.....got you
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Just to clear, I was referring to days off school because of snow.

Thanks a bunch carlos. Exactly what I have been looking for. She is not yet in "school" since she is 2 but does go to a playgroup that may be affected if they were closed.
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Thanks a bunch carlos. Exactly what I have been looking for. She is not yet in "school" since she is 2 but does go to a playgroup that may be affected if they were closed.
Very rarely happens here. My wife has a nursery school for English speaking children and since it has been open these last four years has never had to close for bad weather. Even if there is a snowfall things seem to carry on as normal.
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only in really extreme cases are schools closed because of snow... unlike the UK where a mere dusting causes nationwide panic.
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I am originally from Northern NJ and are used to it being very cold and snowy (Well not in the last few years but...). How cold does it get here in the winter and do we get any snow (Enough for the kids to play in or have a snow day from school?

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Over each of the last four winters, there have been a few days that have had enough snow to keep young children intrigued - sledging down the slope from Bruderholtz is fun. I took my class sledging up there. We had three winters where there were free iceskates available in the tep rink of the Kuntz museum - not last year though.

I have not known school to close due to snow - not even the year of the "Big Snow" about 7 years ago. The infrastructure for keeping roads and paths open, is very impressive.
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