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4 Nordic ski areas to explore in the jura

This winter are you off to explore the Jura with its superb forests? Do not miss these 4 Nordic ski areas all of which are certified by Nordic France. Give in to the charm of these small snow-covered villages!

With more than 1,000 km of marked cross-country ski trails, and 17 Nordic ski areas, the Jura mountains are the ideal setting to practise Nordic skiing.
Here are our top 5 cross-country ski resorts in the Jura region although obviously this list is not exhaustive as the Jura mountains are particularly well known for Nordic skiing.

les rousses

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les rousses

A high quality, 5 nordics-rated site

The cross-country ski resort of Les Rousses includes a number of small villages that you can ski through! This 5 Nordics-rated resort is renowned for its high quality cross-country ski trails, activities and services as well as its commitment to protecting the environment. Les Rousses resort has even been awarded the Flocon Vert sustainability label! This genuine snowy paradise, in the heart of the Jura Natural Regional Park, has nearly 200 km of cross-country ski trails for you to explore as well as numerous activities for both children and adults alike.
You might also be tempted to take a detour into nearby Switzerland.

cross-country skiing in the jura

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the champagnole nozeroy area

Authentic charm

Discover the delights of Haute-Joux and Foncine ski resorts with their forests and gently sloping valleys. Enjoy the charm of the traditional, snow-capped villages. You can slip on your skis at home and step straight out onto the cross-country ski trails! The cross-country ski resorts of Haute Joux and Foncine boast a total of 285 km of trails. Certainly enough for a great holiday!

haut jura grandvaux

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haut-jura grandvaux

Exploring the frozen lakes

The Combe du Grandvaux and its Nordic ski trails offer visitors a dazzling holiday. Set off to explore the frozen lakes, along kilometres of well-secured, groomed trails, surrounded by pristine countryside. Beginners and experienced skiers can compete on more than 200 km of trails, alternating between shady forests and sunshine!
An added bonus if you're with teenagers: the Géobaliz snowshoe route is an introductory trail where you can discover the wealth of riches on offer in the Jura.

4 Nordic ski areas to explore in the Jura

Are you familiar with the grande traversée du jura long-distance trails?

These long-distance trails or "GTJs," to insiders, which traverse the Jura mountains, (spanning the departments of Doubs, Ain and Jura), leading to Villers-le-Lac in Giron, are much loved and well frequented by hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts in summer and cross-country skiers or snow-shoers in winter. The GTJ cross-country skiing route extends over some 180 km and is one of the longest cross-country ski trails in Europe. If you stay in the accommodation located along the route you'll be able to enjoy a comfortable rest between legs. Treat yourself to several days of skiing in the middle of snowy landscapes!

Our 5 favourite cross-country ski resorts in Savoie and Haute-Savoie!

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haut-jura morez

Charming, traditional villages

This ski area, which includes the resort villages of Bellefontaine, Longchaumois and Morbier, features a large number of trails and runs for all types of skiing! And you can also visit some of the charming, local villages, typical of the Jura region. Beginners and experienced skiers can compete on more than 190 km of trails! Why not make the most of your surroundings and try out ski-joering?

Decathlon activities

Decathlon activités seeks to support you in your sporting endeavours and provides a list of all sporting activities on offer near you. You'll find all types of exercise classes including free sports sessions, sporting activities for children, sports classes with a coach.....the choice is yours! There are a range of sporting activities to help motivate you when you return to exercise, with sessions designed to suit your level and keen sports enthusiasts to support and guide you. You can also check out new sporting activities by consulting the list of activities available near you!

Have you tried out the Nordic resorts in the Jura region, or attempted a Grande Traversée long-distance trail?
Share your experience and comments with us!

Our 5 favourite cross-country ski resorts in Savoie and Haute-Savoie!


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