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Int. Gommerlauf Skimarathon

Cross-Country Skiing · Goms
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42 kilometres of pure racing pleasure are the highlight of the International Gommerlauf. The marathon connects all the villages in Obergoms and is also a great challenge for ambitious cross-country skiers.
Skating, Classic
Distance 42.2 km
6:00 h
166 m
172 m
The International Gommerlauf, the highlight of the Goms calendarof events, is arousing race fever withhin cross-country skiers. Racefever among the youngest participants in one of the exciting races of Mini-Gommerlauf or of the Leonteq Biathlon Cup. Race fever just as well among the numerous participants in the marathon or half marathon.

Starting point as well as finish at the Nordic Centre, an inviting restaurant and the Gommerlauf Village promise another great cross country spectacle. The Sunday ride with the rolling stand is unique at such public races.

Numerous loyal sponsors and partners have been supporting the International Gommerlauf for years. Thank you very much! Likewise,we want to thank all those reliable helpers. Only thanks to this great interaction such a race can be successfully hosted.

The marathon course is only available during the Gommerlauf weekend.

Author’s recommendation

Directly after the finish the Gommerlauf village is located, where our sponsors and partners present themselves at interesting stands.
Highest point
Oberwald, 1,380 m
Lowest point
Niederwald, 1,223 m
Best time of year

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).

Tips and hints


Nordic Center, Ulrichen (1,344 m)
2'666'256E 1'150'181N
46.499665, 8.301753
46°29'58.8"N 8°18'06.3"E
32T 446421 5149803


Nordic Center, Ulrichen

Turn-by-turn directions

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


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Ulrichen in 1h 15 min. The Goms is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne region via the Andermatt - Furka base tunnel. The timetables for the trains can be found at

On presentation of the start number or the receipt for the payment slip, runners can travel free of charge on the entire MGBahn network on race day.

A special train from Brig in the direction of Oberwald will run on Sunday, 24 February 2019:
08.10 from Brig
08.20 from Mörel
08.39 from Fiesch
08.50 from Niederwald
09.02 from Münster VS
09.18 from Ulrichen (connection to driving grandstand)
09.23 to Oberwald

Shuttle Bus from Ulrichen railway station to the Nordic Centre, 07.00 - 12.00, Gommerlauf Saturday and Sunday

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road no. 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40km to Oberwald. The Goms is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne region via Andermatt - Autoverlad Furka.

The Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen Alpine passes are closed in winter. The timetables for the Furka car transport can be found at


The parking lots are located on the airfield area in Ulrichen. From Ulrichen the entrance to the airport is signposted. The disabled parking spaces are located after the bridge near the Nordic Centre on the right.

Camping is forbidden on the parking lots.


2'666'256E 1'150'181N
46.499665, 8.301753
46°29'58.8"N 8°18'06.3"E
32T 446421 5149803
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
  • "Ausschreibung Gommerlauf"

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
42.2 km
6:00 h
166 m
172 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Circular route


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