Taking lessons with a qualified instructor is the best way to discover the pleasures of skiing without the risks. In the Mountains of Jura, the ski schools (EFS, ESI, sports clubs and freelance instructors) propose lessons for all levels and preferences: downhill, backcountry and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, telemark, biathlon, ski joering, etc. We recommend you book ahead of your stay!
With three family-friendly ski resorts and village resorts of authentic charm, the Jura Mountains unite children and adults in a vast playground. Whichever their favourite winter sport, whatever their age and level, every member of the family will benefit from facilities designed with families in mind. Virgin snow, gentle, safe slopes, snow kindergartens, après-ski activities, adapted lift passes... A destination for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts keen to ski with the family in total peace of mind!
Family winter sports holidays
Often, the choice of winter holiday for a family is all about togetherness, safety and cost rather than the number of slopes. The Jura Mountains are the ultimate family destination, with a natural environment that has nothing to envy of the big ski resorts.
Skiing for everyone!
You don't have to go far to find a ski resort that will appeal to the whole family. Far from the crowds, the Mountains of Jura offer a rich and exhilarating environment, with authentic, unspoilt resorts of just the right size, and safety and savings into the bargain!
Alpine fun for all!
The Jura Mountains are all about low-profile skiing through the fir trees and a human atmosphere. So forget those extra-wide slopes that go on forever.
Here, beginners build their confidence in the safety of gentle slopes, while teenagers have fun without their parents, skiing through the woods or trying the snowpark jumps.
Snowboarders, downhillers, telemarkers and Nordic skiers all share the generosity of these welcoming mountains.
Not only that but, at Les Rousses, Métabief and Monts-Jura, the snow cannons guarantee an action-packed holiday!
For an authentic atmosphere, the massif's multiple village resorts offer even more reassurance and at unbeatable prices too!Découvrir les 3 stations de ski
Cross-country skiing for all!
With more than 3,000km of trails in the heart of nature, the Jura Mountains are truly the realm of Nordic skiiers.
These mid-altitude mountains are ideal for Nordic skiing in a generous natural haven. The villages nestle reassuringly at the bottom of peaceful valleys and offer departure points for a number of itineraries.
Skate-skiing or diagonal stride? The trails are groomed for both skiing styles so the whole family can enjoy themselves together. You'll ski in a picture-postcard setting of ridges, wooded valleys, vast white stretches and steep mountainsides.
For eco-responsible families, the Resort of Les Rousses, the biggest Nordic ski area in France, is the first resort to boast the Flocon Vert seal of approval.Où faire du ski de fond
Fun areas and snowparks
Berms, moguls, slides, ramps, tubes, air bag... Add a little style and momentum to your descents!
As in the bigger Alpine resorts, the fun areas of Métabief, Les Rousses and Monts Jura have a few thrills in store.
- Resort of Métabief: JuraKid Park (under 10s), Easy Park (beginners' freestyle zone), Snowpark (intermediate and advanced), Bio Park (freestyle zone in the woods), secured Freeride area (for safe powder skiing)
- Resort of Les Rousses: 2 boardercross slopes (La Serra and Les Tuffes sectors), Slide park (Les Tuffes), giant Air Bag (Les Tuffes), Les Marmousets fun area (village of Bois d’Amont)
- Resort of Monts Jura: Snowpark (6 jumps - Lélex), boardercross slope (all levels) 5 snow kindergartens
Beginners or advanced?
Trying new winter sports
The snow-covered meadows invite both children and adults to try ski-joering for the very first time.
You don't have to be an expert at horseriding to try this ancestral discipline. An experienced instructor will teach you to guide the horse without getting stressed and just let it pull you along.Trouver un moniteur
Off the skis in the Jura Mountains
Widespread across the entire massif, dog-sled rides are a great way to enjoy the Scandinavian-style scenery with total peace of mind. It's simply magical!
Enjoy the unquestionable privilege of snowshoeing stealthily to some of the mountains' most beautiful spots. With over 1,000km of waymarked trails, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing itineraries for the whole family.
Sledging is a timeless activity that appeals to all ages! There are designated slopes set aside just for those mad descents, and you can go even faster on a snowtube.
If you're a family of mountain bikers, try the latest craze, Fatbike! On this bike with huge wheels, you can cycle across even the snowiest terrain. It's great fun and sure to please teenagers and adults alike.Un hiver sans les skis
Welcome to the Land of Toys
If the weather's not great or you just fancy a family culture outing, head for Moirans-en-Montagne, the Land of Wooden Toys. One in every two French toys is made here in South Jura, a very wooded region. Wood turners and craftsmen used to make all sorts of games and toys.
Even today, toys rule here! There are toy workshop tours, a toy museum (with one of the best toy collections in Europe), the "Idéklic" toy festival in July, and the "Christmas in the Land of Toys" festival in December… A must-do for families with children!