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The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn stops at most of the villages next to the RottenloipePhoto: Obergoms Tourismus
The landscape here is breathtaking, and because the Goms high valley has an average altitude of 1,300 metres, snow is guaranteed. This varied cross-country ski trail leads from Oberwald to Niederwald, for the most part following the Young Rhône and passing the traditional Goms villages of Obergesteln, Ulrichen and Münster-Geschinen, the district capital.
The route offers a wide variety of scenery, cutting through forests and across broad, open fields, and always following the Young Rhône. The trail is generally very even, making it particularly suitable for the relaxed ski tourer whose priority is enjoying the surrounding landscape. Thanks to its high altitude, though, the trail is also used by professionals as a training course. The backdrop is lined with thick protection forests and snowy white peaks.
Restaurants in the villages along the trail invite you to stop by and enjoy some traditional Valais cuisine.
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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.
- Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
- Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leave any waste in nature, take with you waste from others.
- Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
- Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential.
Tips and hints
More information about the destination:
Public transportFrequent CFF train connections from all over Switzerland to Brig, then MGB (Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn) train or bus to Oberwald (1h 20). You can travel to the Goms valley coming from Zurich or Lucerne as well. Find full timetable information at www.cff.ch
Getting thereFrom Brig, follow the cantonal route 19 "Furkastrasse" for 40km until you arrive in Oberwald. You can travel to the Goms valley coming from Zurich or Lucerne as well.
ParkingParking at the train station in Oberwald. Follow the local car park routeing.
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- good cross-country skiing equipment
- clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
- hat or cap
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