Goms - The home of cross-country skiing
SEASON START LOIPE GOMS - 20 NOVEMBER 2021 - 03 APRIL 2022
The night cross-country ski run between Ulrichen and Obergesteln offers an ideal opportunity for physical training on skis even in the evening after sunset. The circuit is illuminated daily between 5.30 pm and 9.30 pm between mid-December and mid-March.
As an ideal complement to the numerous kilometres of pistes available during the day, the 4.5 km long illuminated cross-country ski run offers a perfect opportunity to extend the day on the cross-country skiing trails of the valley. The use of the night trail is included in the cross-country pass of the Loipe Goms.
The ideal entrance to the night trail is at the Hotel Walser in Ulrichen. From there the illuminated trail leads along the young Rhone to Obergesteln up to the loop at the Source du Rhone Golf Restaurant. The trail then runs along the wooded slope towards Ulrichen, past the chapel St. Anna zum Loch and from there parallel to the Äegina mountain stream back to the starting point.
Safety informationThe 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
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 37 km to Ulrichen. 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 www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
ParkingParking spaces are available near the cross-country tracks in the vicinity of the railway station of Ulrichen. Follow the local parking guidance system.
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- Good cross-country skiing material
- Weatherproof (waterproof and windproof) warm clothing and headgear
- Good sun protection, even in cloudy weather. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter.
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.
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.