Cross-country skiing in the vallée de joux

The Vallée de Joux is known for its natural environment and wide open spaces. In winter, the snow brings a touch of magic to the unspoilt scenery of this valley and cross-country skiing is the ideal way for the whole family to make the most of all this winter beauty. With trails adapted to all levels, this 220 km area is one of the biggest of its kind in Central Europe.

From the shores of Lake Joux to the Risoud forest, the well-groomed slopes maintained by the region’s four Nordic Centres guarantee the best conditions for children and adults alike. Equipment is available to hire from the sports shops in Le Sentier, L’Abbaye and Le Mollendruz. Passes can be purchased at the start of the main trails or at the tourist office.

TRails of the region

AreaTrailKmSegment or loopHeight difference +Height difference -
Grandes RochesMézery - La Thomassette7Loop110110
Grandes RochesMézery - La Racine - La Thomassette11.5Loop160160
Combe des AmburnexLes Pralets10Segment7070
Combe des AmburnexCol du Mollendruz15Segment300480
Combe des AmburnexLa Givrine18Segment310310
Col du MollendruzChalet Dernier16Loop280280
Col du MollendruzLe Bucley - La Racine22Loop330330
Les CharbonnièresLe Poteau - Crêt à Châtron11Loop8080
Les CharbonnièresLa Douane - La Frasse - Combe Noire11Loop6060
Shores of the Lac de JouxL'Orient - Les Bioux - L'Abbaye6Segment010

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