Snowshoeing in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village

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Trainingsloipe Obergoms

Cross-Country Skiing · Obergoms
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  • / Training track for ambitious runners
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  • / Loipe Goms
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  • / Nordic Center in Ulrichen
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  • / Verschneites Oberwald
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  • / Bergdorf Oberwald
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  • / Ulrichen von Oben
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Three different training tracks are available for ambitious cross-country skiers in Obergoms: All with the aim of promoting personal fitness and condition to a maximum.
Skating, Classic
difficult
5.9 km
1:20 h
50 m
71 m
Between Oberwald and Ulrichen, a over five kilometre long ribbon runs through the snow-covered mountain landscape. An ideal cross-country ski run to get into shape. In addition to the training track Obergoms, the training tracks Grafschaft and Rhonequelle are also part of the Loipe Goms network.

The ride on the training trails requires the highest concentration. The hard climbs of the black pistes really get the pulse going and the descents are not intended for relaxation. At the training track Obergoms, the highest and lowest points are only a few hundred metres apart. A rapid finale is therefore guaranteed.

As demanding tracks of the Loipe Goms, the training tracks can be ideally combined with other pistes. Ready for each other, an interval training for perfect fitness is created in a natural way.

With the cross-country ski pass of the Loipe Goms, you travel free of charge on the MGBahn route Oberwald-Fiesch during the period of validity.

Author’s recommendation

Would you like a refreshing shower after training near the cross-country tracks? You can do this in the Nordic Centre Ulrichen and in the Oberwald cross-country ski trail control centre. From winter 2019/20, the new visitor centre in Niederwald will also be available with changing rooms, lockers and showers for athletes as well as a bistro for refreshments.
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Author
Regula Gemmet 
Updated: November 19, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
Obergesteln, Zwinge, 1,409 m
Lowest point
Obergesteln, Zwinge, 1,348 m
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Rest Stop

Nordisches Zentrum

Safety information

The use of the trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG and Loipe Goms disclaim all liability and assume no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Use only marked trails and follow all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect of wildlife.

Be considerate towards other cross-country skiers. Every cross-country skier, especially on downhill runs, must adapt speed and behaviour to his ability and visibility. In classic running tracks and on the piste for free running technique, you run on the right side of the piste with an appropriate safety distance to the front runner. If you stop, you step out of the cross-country ski run. Assistance in case of accidents is a matter of course. To alert the rescue service, dial No. 144.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Appropriate clothing is very important.

The winter sports report www.obergoms.ch/wintersportbericht keeps you informed about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country skiing, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions).

Tips, hints and links

  • Winter sports report at www.obergoms.ch/wintersportbericht
  • Time table www.sbb.ch
  • Telephone number rescue service: 144
  • Winter hikers, snowshoe trekkers and dog owners are not allowed to enter the cross-country ski runs.

Start

Oberwald, train station (1,369 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'669'942E 1'153'998N
DD
46.533624, 8.350339
DMS
46°32'01.0"N 8°21'01.2"E
UTM
32T 450181 5153544
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Destination

Obergesteln, Zwinge

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald, Bahnhof - Lusse - Löüwene - Gsteini - Cheerbach - Bleetzene - (oberhalb) Restaurant Source du Rhône - Obergesteln - Obergesteln, Zwinge

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Oberwald in 1h 23 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel. The timetables for all trains can be found at www.sbb.ch

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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. 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

Parking

Parking spaces are available near the cross-country tracks in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'669'942E 1'153'998N
DD
46.533624, 8.350339
DMS
46°32'01.0"N 8°21'01.2"E
UTM
32T 450181 5153544
w3w 
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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

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen / 1270 Binntal

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good cross-country skiing material
  • Weatherproof (waterproof and windproof) warm clothing and headgear
  • Sunglasses
  • Good sun protection, even in cloudy weather. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter.

Similar routes nearby

  • Hangloipe Oberwald - Niederwald
  • Waldloipe Oberwald
  • Trainingsloipe Rhonequelle
  • Rottenloipe Oberwald - Niederwald
  • Sonnenloipe Obergesteln - Geschinen
  • Hundeloipe Oberwald - Obergesteln
  • Herz-Loipe Obergesteln - Geschinen
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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
1:20h
Ascent
50 m
Descent
71 m
Public transport friendly Classic Skating Multi-stage route Point to Point

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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.

REFRESHING STOP ON YOUR SNOWSHOE TOUR

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