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We were on the way to Lugano. In the middle of Switzerland you pass the massive of St Gotthard. We are no fans of tunnel, so we had the idea to take our lunch on the pass.
What a surprise - a snowy powder covers the landscape.

from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Gotthard_Pass)
St. Gotthard Pass (Italian: San Gottardo) (el. 2108 m.) is a high mountain pass in Switzerland between Airolo in the canton of Ticino, and Gschenen in the canton of Uri, connecting the northern German-speaking part of Switzerland with the Italian-speaking part, along the route onwards to Milan. Though the pass was locally known in antiquity, it was not generally used until the early 13th century, because it involved fording the turbulent Schllen, swollen with snowmelt during the early summer, in the narrow steep-sided Schllenen Gorge, below Andermatt. As early as 1236, it was dedicated to the Bavarian Saint Gotthard of Hildesheim.

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