Snowshoeing in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village
Starting point as well as finish at the Nordic Centre, an inviting restaurant and the Gommerlauf Village promise another great cross country spectacle. The Sunday ride with the rolling stand is unique at such public races.
Numerous loyal sponsors and partners have been supporting the International Gommerlauf for years. Thank you very much! Likewise,we want to thank all those reliable helpers. Only thanks to this great interaction such a race can be successfully hosted.
The marathon course is only available during the Gommerlauf weekend.
Safety informationThe 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
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road no. 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40km to Oberwald. The Goms is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne region via Andermatt - Autoverlad Furka.
The Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen Alpine passes are closed in winter. The timetables for the Furka car transport can be found at www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
ParkingThe parking lots are located on the airfield area in Ulrichen. From Ulrichen the entrance to the airport is signposted. The disabled parking spaces are located after the bridge near the Nordic Centre on the right.
Camping is forbidden on the parking lots.
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- Good cross-country skiing material
- 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.
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.