Snowshoeing in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village

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Funloipe

Cross-Country Skiing · Obergoms
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  • Let's have fun on Loipe Goms
    / Let's have fun on Loipe Goms
    Photo: ©christianpfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Sunset in the mountain village of Geschinen
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  • / Snow-covered mountain village of Geschinen
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  • / Cross-country skiing in the beautiful valley of Goms
    Photo: Regula Gemmet, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Nordic Center in Ulrichen
    Photo: Regula Gemmet, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Excellently prepared network of cross-country ski trails
    Photo: @christianpfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Enjoy our perfectly groomed cross-country trails!
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The Funloipe, as the name suggests, provides great cross-country skiing pleasure. Swinging like a tease and maybe tomorrow it will be completely different? Let us surprise you. 
Skating, Classic
moderate
2.2 km
0:25 h
8 m
6 m
This section, as the name suggests, is all about having fun. Almost circular curves and long loops in the deep snow-covered winter landscape provide great entertainment. The funny thing about it is that you don't know the pursuers by the scruff of your neck, but you greet them friendly in the side view.

The new cross-country skiing trail of 2 kilometres length is situated between Geschinen and the Nordic Centre of Ulrichen. The plain on the left bank of the Rhone is ideal for the cross-country skiing pleasure. The Funloipe can be ideally combined with other trails and offers your cross-country skiing day a sparkling fresh touch.

The planning of the slope preparation must be well thought out for over 100 kilometres. The idea for the Funloipe came to the head of technical services one early morning when he was pondering over a so-called empty run. Last but not least, the Covid-19 situation also motivated us to create more space for our esteemed guests.

We wish you a lot of fun on Loipe Goms.

Author’s recommendation

With the cross-country ski pass of the Loipe Goms, you travel free of charge on the MGBahn route Oberwald - Fiesch Feriendorf during the period of validity. Even without cross-country skiing equipment!
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Author
Regula Gemmet 
Updated: November 26, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Vordermatt, 1,347 m
Lowest point
Wittematte, 1,339 m
Best time of year
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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. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early.

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

 

Start

Geschinen (1,340 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'664'990E 1'149'313N
DD
46.491981, 8.285129
DMS
46°29'31.1"N 8°17'06.5"E
UTM
32T 445138 5148960
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Destination

Ulrichen, Nordic Center

Turn-by-turn directions

Geschinen - Wittematte - Hinner der Eije - Magadi - Honeije - Vordermatt - Herreeije - Ulrichen, Nordic Center

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Geschinen in 1h 11 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 34 km to Geschinen.

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

 

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the Nordic Center, the railway station or in the village of Geschinen. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'664'990E 1'149'313N
DD
46.491981, 8.285129
DMS
46°29'31.1"N 8°17'06.5"E
UTM
32T 445138 5148960
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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

Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good cross-country skiing material
  • 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

  • Int. Gommerlauf Skimarathon
  • FIS / Rennloipe
  • Nachtloipe Ulrichen - Obergesteln
  • Herz-Loipe Obergesteln - Geschinen
  • Hundeloipe Oberwald - Obergesteln
  • Sonnenloipe Obergesteln - Geschinen
  • Trainingsloipe Grafschaft
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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
0:25h
Ascent
8 m
Descent
6 m
Public transport friendly Classic Skating Insider tip Point to Point

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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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