Snowthing like it Fresh snow on the countryside around Oberdorf in canton Nidwalden, in central Switzerland. Keystone/Urs Flüeler Keystone Snow-covered Japanese persimmon, as seen in Pazzallo, just above Lugano in Italian-speaking Switzerland. Keystone/Karl Mathis Keystone Dominic skis from the Weisshorn in Arosa to Molinis. Keystone/Alessandro della Bella Keystone Cars leave their traces in the fresh snow in Lucerne. Keystone/Sigi Tischler Keystone Children sledging on a snow-covered pasture in Daillens, near Lausanne. Keystone/Laurent Gillieron Keystone 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 Keystone A helicopter transports this year's Christmas tree from Wittenbach to the Klosterplatz square in St Gallen. Keystone/Ennio Leanza Keystone A car drives very carefully along the snow-covered main street in St Gallen. Keystone/Ennio Leanza Keystone Pedestrians brave the weather in Zurich. Keystone/Steffen Schmidt Keystone A plane covered with snow at Geneva airport. Keystone/Martial Trezzini Keystone A snow-covered pedestrian crossing sign in Lindau, a village near Zurich. Keystone/Steffen Schmidt Keystone People enjoy the last rays of sun at a bistro in Geneva. Keystone/Martial Trezzini Keystone Clouds above the Kurfirsten and the Säntis mountains in Arosa. Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella Keystone Footprints in the snow. Keystone/Ennio Leanza Keystone Björk the bear enjoys the snow in the bear park in the capital, Bern. Keystone/Peter Klaunzer Keystone Saint Nicholas and his helper, Schmutzli visit the village of Hergiswil in central Switzerland. Keystone/Urs Flüeler Keystone The lake at Seelisberg in central Switzerland, with its wintery surroundings. Keystone/Urs Flüeler Keystone This giant snow shaker was on display as Switzerland Tourism held its winter media conference in Zurich. Photopress/ Kurt Schorrer Keystone 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 Keystone A fir tree decorated with candles lights up the woods on the Etzel mountain in the central canton of Schwyz. Keystone/Martin Ruetschi Keystone A festive covering: a Christmas tree, which has been placed on a car, gets snow rather than baubles. Keystone/Martial Trezzini Keystone Winter has Switzerland - and most of Europe - in its icy grip. This content was published on December 8, 2010 - 09:30 December 8, 2010 - 09:30 Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link Heavy snowfall brings joy to skiers and children, but chaos to traffic and pedestrians. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at email@example.com. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss federal elections 2023 It's time to decide who sits in the Swiss parliament by casting your vote in the federal elections on October 22. Here's our election guide.