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sonthofen snow fall

When does the main snow fall start in sonthofen? Also looking to drive there from the Uk just after Christmas, has anyone done it? Time scale? Advice? Thanks.

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Having lived for many years in Immenstadt, 9km from Sonthofen, our "rule of thumb" was to expect the first substantial snow fall between Christmas and New Year. But that's "averages", and you know people have drowned in an average of 2 inches of water.

www.weather.com gives weather forecasts and stats for Sonthofen. Figure that each 1/10" of precip. translates into an inch of snow, if the temps. are at or below freezeing.

Driving: Where will you hit the Continent? You should have fairly clear autobahn dirivng as far as Kempten, then you might encounter some snow. But they do a good job of keeping the autobahns clear. Generally, I would cut across to the A-7 as soon as possible. It is leass heavily travelled than the more western north - south autobahns.

Personally, I would fly to Munich, take the train to Sonthofen. There are good train and bus connections between S. and the main ski areas - - - Oberstrdorf, Kleines Walsertal (my favorite) , Fischen (Allgaeu). All these areas are in Bavaria, and you can use the heavily discounted Bayernkarte/Bavarian tcket.

For trains, check www.bahn.de

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2. Re: sonthofen snow fall

For driving information use www.viamichelin.com , I find their time estimates reasonable.

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