Cross-Country Skiing Area Les Rousses in Jura: Position on map

Cross-Country Skiing Les Rousses

Lamoura, Premanon, Bois d'Amont

Trail Map Les Rousses

The Cross-Country Area

The cross-country skiing area in Les Rousses is one of the largest in France. Cross-country skiers will find a total of around 200 kilometres of trails here. World Cup races also take place here time and again.

With 30 trails, there is a large selection of varied routes available here. Beginners can practice on more than 20 kilometers of easy trails (green). Those with more experience can use the 58 kilometres of blue-marked, i.e. medium-difficulty trails. Sporty runners will find more than 70 kilometres of challenging trails.

In addition to the 180 kilometres of official cross-country trails, there are also around 11 kilometres of freely accessible trails, the so-called "Espaces liberté". These are located e.g. in Lamoura (Bas des Meures), Bois d'Amont (La Frontière) and at the Fort de Rousses. In contrast to the official cross-country skiing trails, no cross-country skiing fee is charged for these trails.

Another highlight is the Grande Traversée du Jura (GTJ) long-distance ski trail. This runs for around 28 kilometres through the Les Rousses area. In total, the GTJ is 180 kilometres long.

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Interesting facts

  • Offering 119.3 miles cross-country trails, Les Rousses is among the 3 largest Cross-Country Skiing Areas in France.
  • The highest point of the track is 4528 ft above sea level.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average snow depth of 34 " at summit elevation and 4 " at the base.


Domaine skiable nordique Station des Rousses- Jura - Franche Comté
Station des Rousses - Initiation au Biathlon avec l'ESF des Rousses
Domaine skiable alpin de la Station des Rousses - Haut-Jura - Franco-Suisse

Getting Here

Les Rousses is located on the Swiss border just 50 kilometres north of Geneva. From Lyon you drive via Ambérieu-en-Bugey and Oyonnax to Les Rousses. Parking is available at all entry points to the trails.


Office de tourisme de la Station des Rousses
Fort des Rousses
Les Rousses
Phone+33(0)384 60 02 55


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Weather (5075 ft)


Elevation3461 ft - 4528 ft
Skating 119.3 miles
Classic 119.3 miles
Lighted trails N/A

Cross-Country Trails

Overall 119.3 miles