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

Cross-Country Skiing recommended route

Hundeloipe Oberwald - Obergesteln

Cross-Country Skiing · Goms
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Paw prints welcome! Between Oberwald and Obergesteln, the four-legged friends can pursue their urge to move, while their mistress and master run well on the track next door.
Skating, Classic
Distance 4.3 km
0:50 h
28 m
17 m
On the Loipe Goms there is also a special cross-country skiing experience with the four-legged companion. Especially for dogs and their cross-country enthusiastic mistresses and masters a special dog trail of four kilometres length was created between Oberwald and Obergesteln. Enjoy the vastness of the Obergoms with your four-legged friend on the specially designated round track.

Dogs are very special nature lovers and enjoy running in the snow. Owners know this all too well. It doesn't matter if the animals leave some paw prints on the trails. It goes without saying, however, that other legacies must be conscientiously removed and disposed of.

One of the golden rules no. 1 of cross-country skiing is consideration. This principle also applies to dog cross-country skiing. Whether with a poodle on a leash or with a husky in the harness, the cross-country trail offers space for everyone.

The dog trail is suitable for skaters and classic runners.

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
Oberwald, Jostbach, 1,369 m
Lowest point
Obergesteln, Lusse, 1,353 m
Best time of year

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.


Oberwald, train station (1,366 m)
2'669'260E 1'153'527N
46.529463, 8.341383
46°31'46.1"N 8°20'29.0"E
32T 449490 5153087


Oberwald, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald, Bahnhof - Jostbach - Schweitmatte - Wiesti - Milibach - Lusse - Obergesteln, Dorf - Schweitmatte - Oberwald, Bahnhof


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Public transport


The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Oberwald in 1h 23 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 40km to Oberwald. 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


Parking spaces are available near the cross-country tracks in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.


2'669'260E 1'153'527N
46.529463, 8.341383
46°31'46.1"N 8°20'29.0"E
32T 449490 5153087
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.

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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
4.3 km
0:50 h
28 m
17 m
Public-transport-friendly Classic Skating Circular route


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