Plunged in the heart of the National Nature Reserve of the Haute-Chaîne du Jura, the Nordic centre of La Vattay is today one of the most important Nordic domains in France and has an international reputation. This Nordic area, regularly trodden by the great champions, offers grandiose panoramas of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc or the Jura plateau, stretching as far as the eye can see!
For your comfort, you will find all the facilities dedicated to cross-country skiing, such as lockers and a snack room. A sports rental shop and a restaurant-bar will welcome you all season long in the heart of the centre.
La Vattay is one of the most accessible Nordic ski areas from an airport (Geneva) or from the TGV stations (Valserhône or Geneva). If you come by car, you will find a large free car park with 500 spaces in front of the centre.
La Vattay is an area recognised and labelled "Site d'Excellence" (3 fir trees) by Nordic France. It is particularly renowned for the quality and variety of its slopes... On the programme: more than 10 loops, from green to black, for skiing adapted to all levels!
This ski area, entirely dedicated to Nordic skiing, stretches from the Plateau de la Vattay to the Valserine valley, along the river. You can practice skating or alternative skiing in a preserved environment. You can also discover biathlon at La Vattay, thanks to the initiations of the local ski schools.
The Valserine ski area, attached to the village of Mijoux, also offers 3 beautiful runs. You will ski along the river, while offering you a total escape in the heart of the valley!
- 130 km of Nordic ski runs.
Do you like hiking? Then try the Balcons du Léman at the Monts Jura resort!
From the Mont-Rond to the Reculet via the Crêt de la Neige, the summit of the Jura massif, and the Colomby de Gex, you will discover a wild nature (National Nature Reserve of the Haute Chaîne du Jura) and breathtaking landscapes.
The local guides offer themed outings accessible to all to introduce you to a sporty and fun way of cycling or to introduce you to new routes.
Marked and maintained itineraries are accessible from the sites of La Vattay, La Faucille, the villages of Mijoux and Lélex and from the cable car arrivals (la Catheline, le Fierney, les Bergers, le Val Mijoux and le Mont-Rond). Everywhere in the Monts Jura resort, you can choose between skiing and a relaxing snowshoeing trip!
- 50 km of marked snowshoe trails
The different areas of the Monts Jura resort offer 6 sledging areas, to be enjoyed without moderation...
In Menthières, the play area, designed for children and adults, is served by a conveyor belt. Access to the carpet is not free. At the Col de la Faucille and at the arrival of the Crozet gondola, there are play areas for children, groomed and maintained daily. The difference in level is slight over a length of 50 m. The one in Mijoux is located at the exit of the village and is 150 m long. Then in Lélex, there are two slopes for the enjoyment of young and old, one in the village and the other at the arrival of the gondola (access to the gondola is not free).
For all these sledging areas, you can bring your own sleds or rent them in the sports shops available in each area of the resort.
La Vattay - 1 300 m / La Valserine : 1 000 m