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Cross-Country Skiing recommended route

Hangloipe Oberwald - Niederwald

Cross-Country Skiing · Goms
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  • Hangloipe between Ulrichen and Geschinen
    / Hangloipe between Ulrichen and Geschinen
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  • / Cross-country ski run of medium difficulty
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  • / MGBahn use is included in the cross-country ski ticket
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Cross-country skiing in the warm evening light
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Fun on Loipe Goms
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Bergdorf Oberwald
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Excellently prepared network of cross-country ski trails
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Nordic Center in Ulrichen
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
m 1400 1350 1300 1250 1200 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Rettungsstation Loipe Goms Nordisches Zentrum Niederwald, Bahnhof
The sporty slope runs from Oberwald to Niederwald. It has gentle gradients and shallow descents and is particularly suitable for ambitious runners.
Skating, Classic
Distance 21.5 km
4:15 h
5 m
131 m
The slope between Oberwald and Niederwald has a very attractive landscape. This track is particularly suitable for cross-country skiers with sporting ambitions.

The perfectly groomed cross-country ski trail through the snow-covered Goms plateau is situated at an average altitude of 1300 m above sea level. Several variants are connected to the direct Oberwald-Niederwald ski run of 19 km. This is how the total length of 27 km is calculated.

Each village has good access to the cross-country ski trail as well as to the train. This makes it easy to combine an extended day of cross-country skiing with covering certain routes with the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway. With the cross-country pass of Loipe Goms, you can ski for free on the Oberwald-Fiesch route during its period of validity. Even without cross-country skiing equipment!

Near the cross-country ski runs, almost every mountain village offers numerous catering facilities. Take the opportunity and enjoy a warm soup, a homemade fruit cake or something hearty on one of the numerous sun terraces.

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!
Highest point
Oberwald, 1,371 m
Lowest point
Niederwald, 1,240 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Niederwald, Bahnhof
Golf Restaurant Source du Rhône

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).

Tips and hints

  • Winter sports report at
  • Time table
  • Telephone number rescue service: 144
  • Winter hikers, snowshoe trekkers and dog owners are not allowed to enter the cross-country ski runs.


Oberwald, train station (1,369 m)
2'669'951E 1'154'013N
46.533757, 8.350457
46°32'01.5"N 8°21'01.6"E
32T 450190 5153559


Niederwald, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald - Obergesteln - Ulrichen - Geschinen - Münster - Reckingen - Gluringen - Ritzingen - Biel - Selkingen - Blitzingen - Niederwald


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Public transport


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 can be found at

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40km to Oberwald. 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


Parking spaces are available near the cross-country tracks in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.


2'669'951E 1'154'013N
46.533757, 8.350457
46°32'01.5"N 8°21'01.6"E
32T 450190 5153559
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


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.

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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
21.5 km
4:15 h
5 m
131 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Scenic Skating Refreshment stops available Linear route


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