Goms - The home of cross-country skiing

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

Snowshoeing recommended route

Oberfäld Trail

Snowshoeing · Goms
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  • Schneeschuhwandern mit Aussicht
    / Schneeschuhwandern mit Aussicht
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Aussicht Oberfäld-Trail
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Bergdorf Geschinen (Winter)
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Mountain village Münster from above
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Village square in the mountain village of Münster
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Enchanting winter
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Fun in powder snow
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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The Oberfäld-Trail is an enjoyable snowshoe trail. Starting from Geschinen, the circuit leads through the protective mountain forest to Münster. 
easy
Distance 3.6 km
1:30 h
183 m
183 m
The Oberfäld-Trail is an enjoyable snowshoe trail. Starting from Geschinen, the circuit leads through the protective mountain forest to Münster. Leaving the sun-browned Valais houses and utility buildings of the Goms capital behind, you finally reach the starting point via the snow-covered fields and acres of the 'Oberfäld'.

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
1,542 m
Lowest point
1,359 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The use of the snow shoeing 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.

Local conditions may entail changes to routes.Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country ski runs, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions) and weather conditions. The winter sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips and hints

Start

Geschinen, valley station ski lift (1,359 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'664'524E 1'149'522N
DD
46.493909, 8.279099
DMS
46°29'38.1"N 8°16'44.8"E
UTM
32T 444677 5149179
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Destination

Geschinen, valley station ski lift

Turn-by-turn directions

Geschinen - Oberfäld - Münster - Lauinen - Chumme - Geschinen 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Geschinen in 1h 11 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 www.sbb.ch

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 33km to Geschinen. 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 https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch/de/winter/anreise/autoverlad/furka/

Parking

Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'664'524E 1'149'522N
DD
46.493909, 8.279099
DMS
46°29'38.1"N 8°16'44.8"E
UTM
32T 444677 5149179
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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

Maps
  •  Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
  • National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen 

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good snowshoes
  • Waterproof footwear and walking sticks
  • Hat and warm protective outdoor clothing
  • Sun protection
  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
  • Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies

Similar routes nearby

  • Galmihornhütte Trail
  • Blaswald Trail (from Ulrichen)
  • Urschgen Trail
  • Stalenkapelle Trail
  • Hüswäg Trail
  • Hungerberg Trail
  • Rotten Trail
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
183 m
Descent
183 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Insider tip Forest

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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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