At just under five kilometres in length, the FIS–Rennloipe in Ulrichen will have you feeling like a cross-country pro. This trail gives ambitious skiers a true taste of the competitive spirit. Competitions and events are organized on this track several times during the season.
The Nordic Snow Sports Centre (Nordisches Schneesportzentrum) in Ulrichen is sure to get any ambitious skier’s pulse racing – and that’s not just because of the steep climbs they’ll find on the FIS-Rennloipe. In fact, the nearly five kilometres of shaded trail combines sharp ascents with challenging descents.
Lined with the canton’s traditional stilted barns, the trail is used as a training ground for professional cross-country skiers, and races are organised here too. But watch out! This is a demanding course with lots of changes of direction – race around it too quickly and you might find yourself flying off the piste entirely!
The trail extends around the Nordic Centre and can be reached in just fifteen minutes from Ulrichen railway station. There is snow cover here from November onwards, which means the trail enjoys ideal conditions from very early in the season.
Every winter different competitions are organized on the FIS-Rennloipe – the most popular is the International Gommerlauf with about 2000 participants.
Use of the trails and the information on this website is at skiers’ own risk. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.
More information about the destination:
From Brig, follow the cantonal route 19 "Furkastrasse" for 37km until you arrive in Ulrichen. You can travel to the Goms valley coming from Zurich or Lucerne as well.
Parking at the nordic sports centre in Ulrichen, follow the local car park routeing.