The white winter setting comes with a decidedly Nordic atmosphere. The Espace Nordique Jurassien covers a mutitude of ski areas and trails on which cross-country skiing is the star discipline. Enthusiasts will follow the Grande Traversée du Jura trail, and perhaps watch or participate in the Transjurasienne cross-country skiing race. The Nordic spirit is about other activities too, such as snowshoeing, dog-sledding, biathlon and sledging. Here's a quick overview.

The trails are open, the season is underway!

In compliance with government guidelines, the Nordic sites of the Jura Mountains are now open.

In order to avoid queueing at the cash desk, you can download the "ENJ Nordic Pass" app and use it to tell us which Nordic site you wish to visit and on what date!

Find out more 

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Nordic activities at the click of a button

In the mountains of Jura, Nordic activities take on a whole new dimension. The vast stretches of glistening snow, the dense forest and the gentle contours lend themselves perfectly to the joys of Nordic sports. Here you'll find:

 

>> trail maps

>> lift passes

>> and all other practical info about your chosen site. 

 

Site web de l'Espace Nordique Jurassien
Femme pratiquant le ski de fond
Thomas HYTTE / Klip.fr
Skieuse nordique sur le site des Granges Raguin (Mont d'Or)
M.COQUARD et E.DETREZ Bestjobers / Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Cross-country skiing under the spotlight

Nordic areas

The Jura Mountains are the El Dorado of cross-country skiing! This silent winter sport has the rare advantage of making you feel at one with nature.

Spruce forests, valleys and peaks... whichever your preferred setting, you're sure to find a cross-country ski trail that crosses it. But how will you choose? To help you, we've selected 5 Nordic areas that are truly exceptional.

5 domaines où pratiquer le ski de fond
Ski nordique en famille dans les Hautes-Combes, Jura
Stéphane GODIN / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme

Video of the Nordic Areas of Jura

 

A legendary itinerary

Focus on the Grande Traversée du Jura cross-country ski trail

Cross-country skiing fans, take note! If you're up for a challenge, why not ski for 180km across the Jura massif from north to south?

The entire distance can be covered on the Grande Traversée du Jura trail (GTJ). Or you can just do shorter sections of it.

This trail is therefore suitable for all levels and preferences, but the philosophy and purpose are always the same: that sense of wellbeing you get from skiing in unspoilt, spectacular surroundings!

Tout savoir sur le GTJ ski de fond
En raquettes dans les Montagnes du Jura - seules au monde…
Benjamin Becker / Montagnes du Jura
The thrill of seeing champions

La Transjurassienne

This 68km cross-country skiing race is reserved for accomplished competitors.

If you're more the meditative type, then join the spectators who come to cheer on the thousands of skiers, including some of the discipline's world-class champions.

More than just a competition, the Transjurassienne race is a major event!

More details about the Transju

A wide range of Nordic activities

Other Nordic ways to get moving: dog sledding, showshoeing, sledging. A host of activities to clear your mind and re-energise your body.

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