Mountain Roads Re-Opening – Parking in Moscow

MOUNTAIN ROADS REOPENING

What’s still shut.

Snow clearing from Timmelsjoch. Photo timmelsjoch.com

Snow clearing from Timmelsjoch. Photo timmelsjoch.com

With Switzerland’s Gotthard and Susten passes opening today, the vast majority of mountain passes in the Alps are now open. It’s easier to say what’s still closed.

Apart from those under repair, the ones still closed now, by definition, are the highest/the most exciting… Click the links for locations/official websites.

Austria: B109 Wurzenpass (1073m) building work, opens 25 May. B90 Nassfeldjoch (1530m) opens 30 May, 17:00. L25 Stallersattel (2052m) building work, 31 May. Timmelsjoch (2509m) opens end of May. Silvretta High Alpine Road (2032m), B188 section opens end of May, L188 part opens 6 June. L16 Pitztal (1740m), building work, opens 14 June.

Germany: everything open already, most German high roads are open year round.

Italy: Gavia Pass (2621m) and Stelvio (2757m) are both expected to open at the end of May.

Switzerland: Umbrail (2503m) opens 27 May, H13 San Bernardino on 28 May, Forcola di Livigno (aka little Bernina Pass, 2315m) on 5 June.

No dates yet: H19 Furka Pass (2431m), Grimsel Pass (2165m) and Great St Bernard (2188m).

France: Galibier (2646m) opens 28 May. Both Agnel (2746m) and Restefond/La Bonette (2678m) expected to open 6 June.

No dates yet: Glandon (1951m), Col de l’Iseran (2770m – already open to Pont St Charles), Lombarde (2350m) and Petit St Bernard (2188m) – but all open by mid-June.

Sources: ADAC Alpine Pass info, national motoring clubs, official websites.

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A Moscow limo driver caught in the act sticking a sheet of white paper over the registration plate to avoid parking cameras. It's a great tip, but would you dare?

A Moscow limo driver caught in the act, sticking a sheet of white paper over the registration plate to avoid parking cameras. It’s a great tip, but would you dare? Photo @Yanoos

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