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Winter Hiking recommended route

From Oberwald in the direction of the Grimsel Pass (Oberwald - Läger)

Winter Hiking · Goms
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  • Toboggan run / winter hiking trail Grimsel pass
    Toboggan run / winter hiking trail Grimsel pass
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For the first time in the history of the Grimsel Pass, it is possible for Valaisans and Bernese to shake hands on the fairytale snow-covered top of the mountain pass thanks to a winter hiking trail that crosses the borders of the cantons.
difficult
Distance 5.2 km
2:00 h
355 m
0 m
1,724 m
1,369 m
High up in the untouched summit landscape of the Grimsel Pass in winter? Let's get going!

 The hike leads from Oberwald to Läger in the direction of the Grimsel Pass.

The winter hiking trail is prepared from the end of December to around the end of March, depending on the meteorological conditions.

 

 

This is also the place to go sledging!

Author’s recommendation

  • Grimsel Shuttle: Convenient transport by Pisten-Bully to the Grimsel Pass
  • Experience-oriented guest care with the snow sports instructor team of Damian Hischer
  • Unforgettable toboggan run from Grimselpass to Oberwald with the toboggan
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Regula Gemmet 
Update: November 25, 2022
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Highest point
Chrizegge, 1,724 m
Lowest point
Oberwald, Dorf, 1,369 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Restaurant Rhonequelle
Hotel Restaurant Grimsel Passhöhe

Safety information

The use of the winter hiking trails to the Grimsel pass is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

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. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, especially in winter, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions (avalanche danger, cross-country ski runs, winter hiking trails, snow trails and road conditions) and weather conditions. The winter sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips and hints

Start

Oberwald, village (1,369 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'669'839E 1'154'111N
DD
46.534653, 8.349018
DMS
46°32'04.8"N 8°20'56.5"E
UTM
32T 450080 5153659
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Destination

Läger, Oberwald

Turn-by-turn directions

Oberwald, Dorf - Fure - Stapfe - Oberwald, Rhonequelle - Hoflüe - Läger

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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 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 www.sbb.ch.

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 www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch

Parking

Parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station or in the village of Oberwald. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'669'839E 1'154'111N
DD
46.534653, 8.349018
DMS
46°32'04.8"N 8°20'56.5"E
UTM
32T 450080 5153659
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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

National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen / 1230 Guttannen

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

We recommend good snowshoes:
  • Good footwear and sturdy poles
  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
  • 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.
  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
  • Helmet for the sledge run

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
355 m
Highest point
1,724 m
Lowest point
1,369 m
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