Top 5 foreign cross-country ski resorts

Would you like to discover cross-country ski areas outside France? Discover our 5 favourite cross-country ski resorts abroad.

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

Do you want to go back to the roots of cross-country skiing? Go to Scandinavia!
Almost everyone practices cross-country skiing, which is considered as much a means of transport as a sport.
Whether it is in Finland, Norway or Sweden, the ski areas of the northern countries extending as far as the eye can see will captivate you.

Finland

YLLÄS CROSS-COUNTRY SKI RESORT

Picture it: 330 km of trails to find yourself in the calm of a preserved nature in the heart of Lapland. Some of the resort's cross-country ski trails even run through the Pallas-Yllästuntur National Park. You may come across some wild animals! Depending on the season, you may catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. There are small cafés along the cross-country ski trails in the area, where you can have a hot drink or a small meal. An experience not to be missed for anything in the world.

Cross-country skiing
cross-country skiing as a family

Norway

TAKE THE METRO TO GO CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING FROM OSLO

Did you know that Oslo is surrounded by a beautiful forest? And it’s accessible by metro. In winter it is transformed into a giant cross-country skiing area with almost 2,600 km of groomed trails for cross-country skiing! 90 km of trails are even lit at night. Something to look forward to. The trails are maintained by the Skiforeningen association, and you can access them free of charge, but membership of the association is recommended to finance the grooming.
Find the available tracks on their website:

Or the very famous station of Sjusjøen

Austria

THE MYTHICAL TRACKS OF THE SEEFELD REGION 
IN TYROL

Also known as the Olympic region for hosting the cross-country events of the Winter Games several times, and most recently the World Cross-Country Ski Championships in 2019, the Seefeld region offers fabulous skiing. 245 km of trails are available for all styles of cross-country skiing. And of course you can discover the famous typical Tyrolean villages.
Don't forget to reserve one of your evenings to go on the 3 km long cross-country skiing trail. Accessible to skiers of all levels, it is lit from 5pm to 9pm.

Fir tree landscape
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Switzerland

THE JOUX VALLEY, ONE OF THE LARGEST CROSS-COUNTRY SKI AREAS IN CENTRAL EUROPE

220 km of cross-country skiing trails, maintained by the region's 4 Cross-Country Centres, for cross-country skiers of all levels. Cross-country skiing in the Joux Valley means being able to choose between trails on the banks of Lake Risoud or in the forest. It's an easy way to get your fill of nature, as long as you buy your card to finance the maintenance of the trails!

The Engadine Valley is also a great place for cross-country skiing in Switzerland. Discover our article on this legendary race. 

Canada

THE PRESERVED AREAS
OF MONT-SAINTE-ANNE DOMAIN

Immerse yourself in the Laurentian forest for a fabulous cross-country skiing experience. The Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-Country domain is the largest in Canada with over 200 km of trails. Classic or alternative, whatever your style of cross-country skiing you will find something to enjoy in the incredible scenery away from it all. There are refuges along the way so that you can comfortably get your strength back before setting off again!

Fir tree landscape

Of course, there are many cross-country skiing areas that could be mentioned, in addition to those listed above.
But these are the most emblematic ones, and the most impressive ones, accessible to experts and beginners alike. 
Don't hesitate to share your experience if you have had the chance to put your skis on! 

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

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