Winter hiking in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village
Obergoms Tourismus AG
Tel.: +41 (0)27 974 68 68
Safety informationThe use of the snowshoe 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.
Use only marked trails and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect of wildlife.
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).
Tips and hints
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 30 km to Reckingen.
The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.
ParkingFollow the local parking guidance system.
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EquipmentWe recommend good snowshoes:
- Robust snowshoes and sturdy poles
- Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
- 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.
- Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
I keep you warm. I make sure you do not slip. I like being stored in a warm place. I hate being left in a damp cold corner. Nice weather is okay with me but what I really like is stormy and snowy weather. Snow is my greatest pleasure. I do not mind mud. Take me outside every day! Use me to step on solid ice. Jump into the powdery snow. Just do not throw me in a corner. Moving me does never harm you. What I like will be fun for you, too. Put me on and go out into nature. I am your winter boots.
Goms – the true winter hiking paradise: around 78.5 kilometres of marked winter hiking trails, accessible almost entirely by the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway (MGB)
Winter hiking 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.
- Make sure you do not walk over the cross-country ski trails.
- Mind the avalanche bulletins.
- The use of the winter hiking trails happens at your own risk.
- Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability.