NEW over 100 km cross-country skiing runs on Loipe Goms

Cross-Country Skiing recommended route

Sonnenloipe Obergesteln - Geschinen

Cross-Country Skiing · Goms
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  • Excellently prepared network of cross-country ski trails
    / Excellently prepared network of cross-country ski trails
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Cross-country skiing in the warm evening light
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Pleasurable cross-country skiing between Obergesteln and Münster
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Fantastic mountain panorama
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Cross-country skiing enjoyment - towards the sun
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / MGBahn use is included in the cross-country ski tarif
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Snow-covered village centre Oberwald
    Photo: Christian Pfammatter, CC BY, Obergoms Tourismus AG
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Pleasant cross-country skiing on the sunny side of the cross-country skiing paradise of Obergoms. The sunny cross-country trail leads from Oberwald to Münster on the right bank of the Rhone. 
Skating, Classic
Distance 8.8 km
1:50 h
57 m
28 m
A feeling of freedom and light-heartedness grips the cross-country skier especially on the sunny trail between Oberwald and Münster. The perfectly groomed cross-country ski trail runs picturesquely across the snow-covered plain on the right bank of the Rhone valley. The cross-country trail has practically no gradient and is ideal for beginners and cross-country ski hiking. The sunny run can be ideally combined with the other cross-country ski runs in the cross-country skiing paradise of Goms.

The Obergesteln - Geschinen section of the cross-country ski trail is a sign-posted heart cross-country trail designed to motivate heart patients in particular to remain physically active. A moderate endurance training can be implemented particularly well on the heart trails.

There are numerous catering facilities near the trails. Take the opportunity and enjoy a warm soup, a homemade fruit cake or something hearty on one of the numerous sun terraces.

Author’s recommendation

With the cross-country ski pass of the Loipe Goms, you travel free of charge on the MGBahn route Oberwald-Fiesch during the period of validity. Even without cross-country skiing equipment!
Highest point
Münster, 1,396 m
Lowest point
Ulrichen, 1,338 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Restaurant Mühle
Hotel Restaurant Landhaus
Hallenbarter Sport Shop und Vasa Bar

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

  • Winter sports report at
  • Time table
  •  Telephone number rescue service: 144
  • Winter hikers, snowshoe trekkers and dog owners are not allowed to enter the cross-country ski runs.


Obergesteln, train station (1,366 m)
2'669'276E 1'153'547N
46.529639, 8.341595
46°31'46.7"N 8°20'29.7"E
32T 449506 5153107


Münster, Furkastrasse

Turn-by-turn directions

Obergesteln - Ulrichen - Geschinen - Münster


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Obergesteln in 1h 17 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


Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 38.7 km to Obergesteln. 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


Limited parking is available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Obergesteln. Follow the local parking guidance system. 


2'669'276E 1'153'547N
46.529639, 8.341595
46°31'46.7"N 8°20'29.7"E
32T 449506 5153107
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

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Hundeloipe Oberwald - Obergesteln
  • Rottenloipe Oberwald - Niederwald
  • Trainingsloipe Rhonequelle
  • Trainingsloipe Obergoms
  • Hangloipe Oberwald - Niederwald
  • Waldloipe Oberwald
  • Herz-Loipe Obergesteln - Geschinen
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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
8.8 km
1:50 h
57 m
28 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route Family-friendly


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