Skiing in Switzerland – naturally in Goms, the mountain village

I have sharp edges. I stabilise your curves. I am rough on ice if you do not take good care of me. I plough up the slopes if you put pressure on me. I protect you from centrifugal force. I am your break if push comes to shove. Get me in the snow and I am your ski edges.

A skiing hoilday in Switzerland does not necessarily equal a stay in an expensive, glamorous ski resorts. In the mountain village Goms, nifty skiing and snowboard gems await you.

SKIING FOR YOU AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY

Families love the smaller ski areas in our valley with their broad and not too steep slopes. The many local families who populate these slopes are proof of that fact.

SKIING FOR THE RACERS

For racers and adrenaline junkies, the best ski and snowboard areas of Valais are right on your doorstep. The Aletsch Arena (Riederalp, Bettmeralp, Fiescheralp) features state-of-the-art facilities and around one hundred kilometres of slopes. The ski region of Bellwald is even closer and a short trip to Andermatt-Sedrun is always worthwhile. All of those areas are easily reachable by the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE SLOPE

Remember: To be well prepared for a trip to the mountains doubles the fun. To enjoy your winter activities, make sure you respect the following tips:

  • Traffic: It is best to travel by public transport in the winter time. If you travel by car, make sure you fit winter tyres, carry charged batteries and adequate frost protection (antifreeze and snow chains).
  • Think of the environment: Take nothing but impressions, leave nothing but footprints.
  • Respect the local weather forecast and avalanche reports. Listen to locals’ advice and warnings.
  • Gear: Take warm, weather-proof clothes. Protect your head with a helmet! Only trust well-prepared gear (rightly adgusted bindings, edges, surface, boots). It is safer and more fun.
  • No drink, no ski!
  • Do not leave the marked slopes. Follow all FIS rules.
  • Show consideration for others.
  • Do not take risks, do not wear yourself out and take enough rest.
  • Follow regulations (for example nature reserves).
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