Goms - The home of cross-country skiing

SEASON START LOIPE GOMS - 20 NOVEMBER 2021 - 03 APRIL 2022

Snowshoeing recommended route

Urschgen Trail

Snowshoeing · Goms
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  • Fun in powder snow
    / Fun in powder snow
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Enchanting winter
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  • / Mountain village Reckingen from above
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Reckingen von oben
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Reckingen with with village part Überrotten
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Snowy winter landscape in the mountain village of Reckingen
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Reckingen in winter
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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Enjoy this pleasant snowshoe tour through the snowy mountain forest on the south side of the valley to the beautiful forest glade Hubertusplatz. Follow the same path back to the starting point.
easy
Distance 3 km
1:30 h
120 m
120 m
Enjoy this pleasant snowshoe tour through the snowy mountain forest on the south side of the valley to the beautiful forest glade Hubertusplatz. Follow the same path back to the starting point.

See also
Obergoms Tourismus AG
Furkastrasse 53
3985 Münster
Tel.: +41 (0)27 974 68 68
E-Mail: tourismus@obergoms.ch
Internet: www.obergoms.ch

http://www.obergoms.ch/snowsportsreport/index.php

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
1,419 m
Lowest point
1,322 m
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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

Reckingen, Blinnensand (1,322 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'662'081E 1'146'528N
DD
46.467202, 8.246870
DMS
46°28'01.9"N 8°14'48.7"E
UTM
32T 442176 5146234
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Destination

Reckingen, Blinnensand

Turn-by-turn directions

Reckingen - Obelimatte - Hubertusplatz - Obelimatte - Reckingen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Reckingen in 1h 03 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 30 km to Reckingen.

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch.

Parking

Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'662'081E 1'146'528N
DD
46.467202, 8.246870
DMS
46°28'01.9"N 8°14'48.7"E
UTM
32T 442176 5146234
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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

  • Stalenkapelle Trail
  • Galmihornhütte Trail
  • Oberfäld Trail
  • Rotten Trail
  • Blaswald Trail (from Ulrichen)
  • Hüswäg Trail
  • Hungerberg Trail
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
120 m
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I glisten in brilliant white. Sometimes I am icy. Sometimes powdery. My surface reflects the sky’s blue. You can slide over me, kick me and pierce me. You get very close to nature. I make you feel better with every minute. Let me introduce myself: My name is Loipe Goms.

If you are interested in cross-country skiing, you best come to the mountain village Goms. The bottom of the high valley reaches from Niederwald (1251 m above sea level) to Oberwald (1377 m above sea level). Over 100 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails perfectly accessible to public transport thanks to the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN SWITZERLAND FOR PROS AND ENTHUSIASTS

Competitions for young talent, the Goms Ski Marathon Goms (Int. Gommerlauf) as well as FIS events: We offer it all. By the way: Six employees work 24/7 to maintain the cross-country skiing trails in Goms. The snow groomers cover 16’000 kilometres each winter season to guarantee perfect trail preparation.

EXCELLENT ASSISTANCE

Goms can rely on more than 50 years of experience in the field of cross-country skiing. Every sports shop employs professionals. Every cross-country skiing school employs professional instructors. Whether you are a pro yourself or like to enjoy slower paces: The cross-country skiing trails in Goms suit every need.

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