Snowshoeing in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village
Safety informationThe 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 linksWinter sports report at https://www.obergoms.ch/winter-report
Time table www.sbb.ch
Telephone number of rescue service: 144
Avalanche bulletin and snow situation at www.slf.ch
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) to Biel (VS). The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka. The Alpine passes Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen are closed in winter.
The timetables for the car transport Furka can be found at www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
ParkingParking spaces are available near the cross-country tracks in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Biel (VS). Follow the local parking guidance system.
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Author’s map recommendations
- 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
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.