The Jura and its winter activities
Located in the heart of the Haut Jura, just 15 kilometers from Geneva, the Bois Joly has all the charm and authenticity of a mountain hotel-restaurant. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the “Le Fierney” cable car leading directly to the Crozet-Lélex alpine ski site, one of the 3 sites that make up the Monts Jura resort.
Come take advantage of the range of activities offered to discover nature’s intimacy and these splendid winter landscapes in an enchanting setting with the Monts Jura as a backdrop. The Bois Joly is the starting point for a great day of skiing on the slopes of the nearby resorts.
Go snowshoeing, take a dog sled ride, hurtle down the snowy slopes or glide along cross-country ski trails while losing yourself beneath blue skies with a view of Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc that inspires postcards.
Hit the slopes in the heart of the Monts Jura
Summits as far as the eye can see facing Mont-Blanc and Lake Geneva, with snow-covered fir trees around you; no doubt, you are at the Monts-Jura resort.
The snow sliding under your ski tips, the speed, the total freedom: come feel these sensations in the 4 areas that make up the Monts-Jura resort: Lélex-Crozet, Mijoux-la–Faucille, Menthières and Vattay-Valserine. The snow-covered slopes and the exceptional panoramas are yours. The area extends over 42 kilometers, with 41 slopes for all levels and 21 ski lifts inviting you to challenge over 800 meters of vertical drop.
Come and enjoy moments of skiing at Mijoux-la-Faucille, an evolving area where you can improve your skills at your own pace in complete safety.
For more experienced skiers and lovers of nature skiing, the slalom between the fir trees on the largest vertical drops in the Jura (780m) is on the side of Lélex which has an awe-inspiring summit panorama of Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc.
The Menthière site is perfect for discovering winter sports (alpine skiing, Nordic skiing or even snowshoeing). The carpet, which serves both the initiation slopes and the toboggan run, is perfect for the little ones and the timid ‘not so little ones’ as well.
Finally, the resort supports the needs of families: it offers a kindergarten to learn to ski and a ski school to learn and become a champion.
The resort also offers a variety of entertainment, activities for rainy days.
Nordic area in the heart of Jura
At the heart of the National Nature Reserve of the Haute Chaîne du Jura, the Nordic center of La Vattay-Valserine today represents one of the most important Nordic areas in France and enjoys an international reputation.
This Nordic area also offers exceptional views of Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, or even the Jura plateau, stretching as far as the eye can see!
La Vattay-Valserine is a recognized area labeled “Site of Excellence” (3 pine trees) by Nordic France. It is particularly renowned for the quality and variety of its 130 km of slopes; more than 10 loops, from green to black, for a ski suitable for all levels of expertice! The Valserine area, attached to the village of Mijoux, also offers 3 beautiful trails which follow the river, while offering you a total escape in the heart of the valley!
Breathaking snwoshoe routes
The Monts-Jura resort offers an excellent playground for lovers of snowshoeing in the heart of nature, 50 km of marked trails for your greatest pleasure! From ridge to ridge, from deep forests to snowy valleys, you will discover wild nature and breathtaking landscapes.
Each route leads to amazing viewpoints. From the Crêt de la Neige (1720m), the highest peak of the Jura mountains, the amazing panorama will make you forget the fatigue of the climb. On these marked and developed routes, ski slopes and ski lifts are not part of the landscape, to allow you enjoy these wide-open spaces in complete peace of mind.
You can also enjoy a snowshoe outing, accompanied by a mountain guide, to appreciate the landscapes without having to worry about anything. These native children will guide you to unexpected and sometimes well-hidden places and maybe share with you their secrets of the Jura forests.