Snowshoeing tours in the mountain village Goms

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Cross-Country Skiing · Obergoms
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  • FIS Rennloipe on the occasion of the Junior World Championships 2018 Goms
    / FIS Rennloipe on the occasion of the Junior World Championships 2018 Goms
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • Early practice ...
    / Early practice ...
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • Skiclub Obergoms - Several talents have already sprung from his lap
    / Skiclub Obergoms - Several talents have already sprung from his lap
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • Nordic Center in Ulrichen
    / Nordic Center in Ulrichen
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
Map / FIS / Rennloipe
1050 1200 1350 1500 1650 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Nordisches Zentrum

To run like a professional cross-country skier is what you can do on the almost five-kilometre FIS race track near Ulrichen. Ambitious runners get a whiff of racing air here.
Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
difficult
4.5 km
1:30 h
50 m
50 m
In the Nordic Centre near Ulrichen the heart beats faster for ambitious cross-country skiers. Not only because the demanding race track demands a lot of physical effort, but also because the athlete can put his skills to the best in the race-tested area.

The race track with steep climbs, racy descents and demanding changes of direction has been homologated by the International Ski Federation (FIS). Professional cross-country skiers often train on the 5 km long circuit. In addition, high class races are regularly held here.

The track around the Nordic Centre can be reached in just 15 minutes from Ulrichen railway station. From November it is prepared with a modern snow-making system. Accordingly, ideal conditions prevail here early in the season.

In the Nordic Centre there are toilets, showers and a small snack bar. Parking is available on the grounds.

Author’s recommendation

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. Even without cross-country skiing equipment!

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1384 m
Lowest point
1341 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 keeps you informed about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country skiing, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions).

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.

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

Ulrichen, Nordic Center (1342 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.500431, 8.301931
UTM
32T 446436 5149888

Destination

Ulrichen, Nordic Center

Turn-by-turn directions

The FIS Rennloipe is located on the grounds of the Nordic Centre. It is a 5 km circuit with steep climbs, racy descents and challenging changes of direction.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Oberwald in 1h 15 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 37 km to Ulrichen. From there, follow the signs for Nordisches Zentrum.

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 is available in the vicinity of the Nordic Centre. Follow the local parking instructions.
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

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crosscountry skiing technique
Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
50 m
Descent
50 m
Public transport friendly Perinteinen Luisteluhiihto Loop

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