Snowshoeing in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village
Obergoms Tourismus AG
Tel.: +41 (0)27 974 68 68
Safety informationThe use of the snowshoe 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.
Use only marked trails and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect of wildlife.
Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Appropriate clothing is very important.
The winter sports report keeps you informed about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country skiing, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions).
Tips, hints and links
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 30 km to Reckingen.
The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.
ParkingFollow the local parking guidance system.
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Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentWe recommend good snowshoes:
- Robust snowshoes and sturdy poles
- Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
- Weatherproof (waterproof and windproof) warm clothing and headgear
- Good sun protection, even in cloudy weather. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter.
- Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
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.