Goms - The home of cross-country skiing

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

Cross-Country Skiing recommended route

Funloipe

Cross-Country Skiing · Goms
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  • Let's have fun on Loipe Goms
    / Let's have fun on Loipe Goms
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Sunset in the mountain village of Geschinen
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Snow-covered mountain village of Geschinen
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Cross-country skiing in the beautiful valley of Goms
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  • / Nordic Center in Ulrichen
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Excellently prepared network of cross-country ski trails
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Enjoy our perfectly groomed cross-country trails!
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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The Funloipe, as the name suggests, provides great cross-country skiing pleasure. Swinging like a tease and maybe tomorrow it will be completely different? Let us surprise you. 
Skating, Classic
moderate
Distance 2.2 km
0:25 h
8 m
6 m
This section, as the name suggests, is all about having fun. Almost circular curves and long loops in the deep snow-covered winter landscape provide great entertainment. The funny thing about it is that you don't know the pursuers by the scruff of your neck, but you greet them friendly in the side view.

The new cross-country skiing trail of 2 kilometres length is situated between Geschinen and the Nordic Centre of Ulrichen. The plain on the left bank of the Rhone is ideal for the cross-country skiing pleasure. The Funloipe can be ideally combined with other trails and offers your cross-country skiing day a sparkling fresh touch.

The planning of the slope preparation must be well thought out for over 100 kilometres. The idea for the Funloipe came to the head of technical services one early morning when he was pondering over a so-called empty run. Last but not least, the Covid-19 situation also motivated us to create more space for our esteemed guests.

We wish you a lot of fun on Loipe Goms.

Author’s recommendation

With the cross-country ski pass of the Loipe Goms, you travel free of charge on the MGBahn route Oberwald - Fiesch Feriendorf during the period of validity. Even without cross-country skiing equipment!
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Vordermatt, 1,347 m
Lowest point
Wittematte, 1,339 m
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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. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early.

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

Geschinen (1,340 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'664'990E 1'149'313N
DD
46.491981, 8.285129
DMS
46°29'31.1"N 8°17'06.5"E
UTM
32T 445138 5148960
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Destination

Ulrichen, Nordic Center

Turn-by-turn directions

Geschinen - Wittematte - Hinner der Eije - Magadi - Honeije - Vordermatt - Herreeije - Ulrichen, Nordic Center

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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 and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 34 km to Geschinen.

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

 

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the Nordic Center, the railway station or in the village of Geschinen. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'664'990E 1'149'313N
DD
46.491981, 8.285129
DMS
46°29'31.1"N 8°17'06.5"E
UTM
32T 445138 5148960
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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

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good cross-country skiing material
  • Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
  • 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

  • Int. Gommerlauf Skimarathon
  • FIS / Rennloipe
  • Nachtloipe Ulrichen - Obergesteln
  • Herz-Loipe Obergesteln - Geschinen
  • Hundeloipe Oberwald - Obergesteln
  • Sonnenloipe Obergesteln - Geschinen
  • Trainingsloipe Grafschaft
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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
8 m
Descent
6 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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