Snowshoeing in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village

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Galmihornhütte Trail

Snowshoeing · Goms
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  • Trail to the Galmihornhütte
    / Trail to the Galmihornhütte
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  • / Schneeschuhwandern oberhalb von Münster
    Photo: David Singh, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Aussicht Galmihornhütte
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  • / Enchanting winter
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  • / Fun in powder snow
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    Photo: Dario Imwinkelried, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain Village Münster with Snowman Johann the Second
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In pointed zigzag and constant slope, the snowshoe trail leads through the protective mountain forest to Galmihornhütte
moderate
9.8 km
4:30 h
723 m
723 m
In pointed zigzag and constant slope, the snowshoe trail leads through the protective mountain forest to Galmihornhütte, the appreciated 360 ° panoramic sundeck of Münster. The view over the surrounding white mountain peaks is breathtakingly beautiful! From here you look not only to the numerous villages of the Rhone valley, but also on the distant worries of everyday life.

See also
Obergoms Tourismus AG
Furkastrasse 53
3985 Münster
Tel.: +41 (0)27 974 68 68
E-Mail: tourismus@obergoms.ch
Internet: www.obergoms.ch

http://www.obergoms.ch/snowsportsreport/index.php

Author’s recommendation

The Gommer Pass of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway entitles the holder to free travel during the validity period on the route between Oberwald and Fiesch Feriendorf in 2nd class.
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Author
Regula Gemmet 
Updated: November 05, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,113 m
Lowest point
1,390 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The use of the winter hiking trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country ski runs, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions) and weather conditions. The winter sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Münster, Village (1,390 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'663'251E 1'148'860N
DD
46.488070, 8.262421
DMS
46°29'17.1"N 8°15'44.7"E
UTM
32T 443391 5148542
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Destination

Galmihornhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Münster - Göuchete - Bawald - Galmihornhütte

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Münster in 1h 09 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel.

The timetables for all trains and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40 km to Oberwald.

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Münster. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'663'251E 1'148'860N
DD
46.488070, 8.262421
DMS
46°29'17.1"N 8°15'44.7"E
UTM
32T 443391 5148542
w3w 
///snows.lunges.rant
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You will find the following brochures in the tourist information offices, at the sales points of the Loipe Goms as well as in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Winter map of Obergoms with cross country trail plan
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen 

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good footwear and walking sticks
  • Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
  • Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies

Similar routes nearby

  • Oberfäld Trail
  • Urschgen Trail
  • Stalenkapelle Trail
  • Blaswald Trail (from Ulrichen)
  • Rotten Trail
  • Cäsar Ritz-Trail
  • Hüswäg Trail
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
723 m
Descent
723 m
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For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.

The wind can carry me for kilometres and kilometres. Sometimes I pile up into huge mounts. I get all effusive if you jump in me. I give way when you ride through me. I blur your vision. I get the smallest crevices. If you get a taste, you cannot get enough of me. Try and describe me and words will fail you. I turn forests into fairylands. If you glide across me, I will swallow all your sounds. Slide over me and I will give you joy. Tour skis love me. Give me a visit. I am your powder snow.

Goms – the true winter wonderland: Eight marked out and safe snowshoe treks, countless ski tours for pros, aficionados and beginners

Snowshoeing in Switzerland – tips and tricks

  • Never leave the marked trails and paths in order to protect wildlife and yourself.
  • Keep dog on a leash at all times.
  • Please make sure you do not walk over the cross-country ski trails.
  • Please mind the avalanche bulletins.
  • The use of all trails happens at your own risk.
  • Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability.

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