Winter hiking in Switzerland - naturally in Goms, the mountain village

Snowshoeing recommended route

Hungerberg Trail

Snowshoeing · Obergoms
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  • Entspannen am Hungerberg
    / Entspannen am Hungerberg
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Verschneites Oberwald
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Talblick Winter
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  • / Enchanting winter
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Fun in powder snow
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Aussicht Weisshorn
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Veschneite Dächer
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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The snowshoe path to the Hungerberg leads purposefully to the most popular sun terrace of the Obergoms. 
easy
Distance 4 km
2:00 h
388 m
388 m
The snowshoe path to the Hungerberg leads purposefully to the most popular sun terrace of the Obergoms. The exertion of the altitude difference is quickly forgotten when the view sweeps breathtakingly through the young Rhône valley and hangs on the characteristic Weisshorn. The unique view makes every heart happy.

Author’s recommendation

The Gommer Pass of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway entitles the holder to free travel during the validity period on the route between Oberwald and Fiesch Feriendorf in 2nd class.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,772 m
Lowest point
1,385 m
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Rest Stop

Mountain restaurant Gommerblick, Hungerberg

Safety information

The 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

Start

Oberwald, parking Unterwassern (1,385 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'670'493E 1'153'917N
DD
46.532835, 8.357506
DMS
46°31'58.2"N 8°21'27.0"E
UTM
32T 450729 5153452
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Destination

Mountain restaurant Hungerberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald, parking Unterwassern - Roosseltini - Bergrestaurant Hungerberg

Note


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 and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch.

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 https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'670'493E 1'153'917N
DD
46.532835, 8.357506
DMS
46°31'58.2"N 8°21'27.0"E
UTM
32T 450729 5153452
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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 / 1270 Binntal

Equipment

We 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
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Similar routes nearby

  • Hüswäg Trail
  • Blaswald Trail (from Ulrichen)
  • Oberfäld Trail
  • Galmihornhütte Trail
  • Urschgen Trail
  • Stalenkapelle Trail
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
388 m
Descent
388 m
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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.
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