Snowthing like it Weather ... Print comment Fresh snow on the countryside around Oberdorf in canton Nidwalden, in central Switzerland. Keystone/Urs Flüeler Snow-covered Japanese persimmon, as seen in Pazzallo, just above Lugano in Italian-speaking Switzerland.Keystone/Karl Mathis Dominic skis from the Weisshorn in Arosa to Molinis. Keystone/Alessandro della Bella Cars leave their traces in the fresh snow in Lucerne.Keystone/Sigi Tischler Children sledging on a snow-covered pasture in Daillens, near Lausanne.Keystone/Laurent Gillieron After a rainy and cool autumn day, the peaks of the Gonzen, Gamsberg and Gauschla appear out of the sea of clouds near Igis in the St Gallen region.Keystone/Arno Balzarini A helicopter transports this year's Christmas tree from Wittenbach to the Klosterplatz square in St Gallen.Keystone/Ennio Leanza A car drives very carefully along the snow-covered main street in St Gallen. Keystone/Ennio Leanza Pedestrians brave the weather in Zurich.Keystone/Steffen Schmidt A plane covered with snow at Geneva airport.Keystone/Martial Trezzini A snow-covered pedestrian crossing sign in Lindau, a village near Zurich.Keystone/Steffen Schmidt People enjoy the last rays of sun at a bistro in Geneva. Keystone/Martial Trezzini Clouds above the Kurfirsten and the Säntis mountains in Arosa.Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella Footprints in the snow.Keystone/Ennio Leanza Björk the bear enjoys the snow in the bear park in the capital, Bern.Keystone/Peter Klaunzer Saint Nicholas and his helper, Schmutzli visit the village of Hergiswil in central Switzerland.Keystone/Urs Flüeler The lake at Seelisberg in central Switzerland, with its wintery surroundings.Keystone/Urs Flüeler This giant snow shaker was on display as Switzerland Tourism held its winter media conference in Zurich.Photopress/ Kurt Schorrer Skiers leave their traces on the powder snow on a glacier at the Flüela-Wisshorn, above Davos, around 3,000 metres above sea level.Keystone/Arno Balzarini A fir tree decorated with candles lights up the woods on the Etzel mountain in the central canton of Schwyz.Keystone/Martin Ruetschi A festive covering: a Christmas tree, which has been placed on a car, gets snow rather than baubles.Keystone/Martial Trezzini This content was published on December 8, 2010 9:30 AMDec 8, 2010 - 09:30 Winter has Switzerland - and most of Europe - in its icy grip.Heavy snowfall brings joy to skiers and children, but chaos to traffic and pedestrians. Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!