Les Rousses is a warm and friendly family resort made up of four villages. In these mountains between France and Switzerland, the valleys, snowy plateaus and panoramic ridges offer a diverse Alpine and Nordic playground of great quality. You'll love the unspoilt landscapes, the modern facilities and the ancient traditions that tell so many stories. As the first ever French ski resort to win the Flocon Vert seal of approval, authentic Les Rousses promises a winter holiday that brings you closer to nature.

Les Rousses Resort

Description

1107 to 1680 metres above sea level
56 downhill ski slopes
50 km of connecting trails
40 ski lifts
2 km the longest slope
3 ski schools
200 km of cross-country ski trails
78 km of pedestrian and snowshoe trails
Famille aux Rousses
Stéfhane Buisson / Station des Rousses
Downhill skiing

Family-friendly by nature

In the unspoilt wilderness of the Upper Jura Regional Nature Park, the whole family will enjoy these welcoming, gently-rolling mountains.

Young children, beginners, jump-crazy teenagers and seekers of virgin snow will all find just the slope they're looking for.

 

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Ski alpin aux Rousses
Stéfhane Buisson / Station des Rousses
Alpine ski area

Multi-activity resort

Les Rousses is the main resort of the Jura Mountains. Its "Jura sur Léman" Alpine ski area includes four mountain ranges, two of which are interconnected: Tuffes, Serra, Dôle and Noirmont. In all, there are 32 ski lifts and 50 kilometres of slopes at elevations of between 1,090 metres and, at the top of Mount Dôle, 1,678 metres.

Famous for its safe skiing and powdery slopes between the fir trees, this destination is a favourite among families. Far from the stressful crowds of the larger resorts, these rolling slopes take you exploring spruce woods, valleys and ridges with panoramic views.

Télésièges à la station des Rousses
Stéphane Godin / Station des Rousses
Alpine ski area

One ski in France, the other in Switzerland

The new Jura sur Léman downhill ski area allows you to take full advantage of the slopes and ski lifts of the Tuffes, Serra and Noirmont mountains in France, as well as the Dôle mountain range on the Swiss side.

As an added bonus, you get an incredible view over the Alps and the Lake Geneva basin! Not to mention a few remote slopes through the pines that telemarkers, skiers and snowboarders might fancy trying. Your passport to the joys of skiing and a natural landscape of amazing diversity.

Jura sur Léman
Benjamin Becker / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
New

Take to the heights in the Jura sur Léman ski area

The resort of Les Rousses and the Swiss region of Nyon are happy to introduce you to their new joint downhill ski area, Jura sur Léman. This new Franco-Swisse domain comes with new products and facilities! 2 new chairlifts have been installed to take you to the top of Les Tuffes in 5 minutes. 

You can now enjoy unlimited skiing all the way to the Tuffes and Dôle summits with a single Franco-Swiss lift pass! 

More than 50km of Alpine ski slopes await you, along with a number of recreational facilities (slide park, giant airbag, sledging slopes, etc.) 

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Ski de fond aux Rousses
Stéfhane Buisson / Station des Rousses
XXL Nordic area

One of the best Nordic ski areas in France

A plateau surrounded by mountain forests and wide valleys, the resort of Les Rousses offers the ideal conditions for Nordic skiing. Classic or diagonal style, biathlon or combined… Just the right slopes, high-quality snow, unspoilt spaces and adapted facilities…

This is the 100% Nordic spirit that has earned the Resort the highest distinction of the Nordic France seal of approval.

With over 200km of trails and slopes of varying levels of difficulty, Les Rousses Resort is the place to be for cross-country skiers. The multiple itineraries for all levels can take you to the neighbouring resorts of Hautes-Combes, Bellefontaine or even French-speaking Switzerland.

 

Découvrir le domaine
Expérience ski-joëring aux Rousses
M.COQUARD et E.DETREZ Bestjobers / Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Nordic sports

A whole mountain of activities

Les Rousses also boasts 78km of pedestrian and snowshoe trails that follow the resort's snow-covered contours. Happiness at its purest for anyone searching for the tranquillity that such a wilderness offers.

To really soak up the local atmosphere, experiment with new disciplines derived from the tradition activities of Jura's mountain dwellers, such as ski-joëring, dog sledding, skating on frozen lakes, etc. No matter how you enjoy the snow and ice, let the Nordic spirit take you to brand new sensations that only nature can offer

Idées d'activités
Label of excellence

Les Rousses, the responsible resort

Les Rousses is the first French resort to be awarded the Flocon Vert label

Inspired by the "Blue Flag" label that rewards clean beaches, the Flocon Vert ("Green Snowflake") seal of approval is awarded to mountain holiday destinations that adopt pioneering sustainable development strategies. To date, only 7 resorts have received Flocon Vert certification and Les Rousses is one of them. After all, the resort takes great steps to reduce its ecological impact and to preserve the environment.

Here, waste recycling started a long time ago, carsharing and public transport are well organised, ski lifts run on green energy, and artificial snow production observes reasonable limits. The snow cannons use only harvested rainwater and no synthetic additives are used. Energy consumption, waste sorting and anti-wastage measures are also among the environmental issues for which the resort takes action.

So this winter, ski responsibly, ski at Les Rousses!

 

Off the skis

An alternative winter experience

Children and adults, head for the sledging slopes set aside for you just about everywhere in the resort. Five safe sledging areas beckon you to the heart of the villages or to the foot of the Alpine ski slopes (Jouvencelles, Serra and Noirmont sectors).

History and heritage fan? The Resort of Les Rousses is truly a land of tradition and craftsmanship. Each village has retained its olden-days feel and the typical, authentic spirit of Upper Jura.

In the museums, cheese cellars and restaurants where generous helpings are served, you'll hear all sorts of anecdotes and ancient tales. Boissellerie Museum, pipe and diamond museum, Les Rousses Fort and its world-unique maturing cellars... are all part of your winter holiday in the Resort of Les Rousses!

Idées et adresses
Enfant jouant dans la neige
Stéfhane Buisson / Station des Rousses
Unique au monde et fierté locale, le musée de la pipe et du diamant à Saint-Claude
Catherine DEMOLY / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Le Fort des Rousses et ses caves d'affinage de Comté uniques au monde
M.COQUARD et E.DETREZ Bestjobers / Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Mountains for everyone

Each to their resort

Winter sports addicts or meditative skiers? Beginners or accomplished athletes? Families of all levels? In the Mountains of Jura, far from the crowds and mass tourism, you'll find just the right resort for you.

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