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Under larch trees along the Rhone River

The Rhone Glacier receded 9,000 years ago. Even then, life in Goms is sometimes hard.

The Rhone Glacier receded 9,000 years ago. Even then, life in Goms is sometimes hard. For example, not only was Obergesteln hit by avalanches, it also suffered two fires. Because the houses were not rebuilt with larch wood, Obergesteln is called “the Ticinese village in Valais”.

Rottenweg- (Rhone Path) in the Upper Goms

Long walk along the Rottenweg (Rhone Path) from Oberwald to Ernen

The Goms is situated where the Rhone river is still called the Rotten and the river resembles more of a wide stream than a wide river. The wide valley floor in the Upper Goms is not only suitable for agriculture, it is also a wonderful place for sport's enthusiasts to show off their skills.

Cross-country paradise in Valais

Goms ski runs: 100 km of cross-country fun à la Carte. This unique Eldorado for cross-country skiers offers guaranteed snow and 100 km of ideally prepared runs.

Goms trail: 85 km of cross-country fun, guaranteed snow and 85 km of superbly prepared runs.