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How late into October can I plan on Glacier Express and walking in Alps

Have to reschedule vacatio until mid-October. Want to go with dad to Interlaken/Wengen for easy walks and then to Glacier express. Is mid-October too late- can deal with cold but not snow! How late into October and November can I plan for?

Thanks so much

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I was just reviewing Chris's Twitter feed (@Muerrenlover), and they had 4" of snow on Oct 11, last year. It melted away after a few days, but snow is possible that early. By early November they are getting the ski runs ready.

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I've seen snow fall in every month of the year in the Alps except August, so you can never completely rule it out at high elevations. The yearly snow pack usually starts to accumulate by mid October, although any snow that falls at lower altitudes melts after a short time.