The most connected: Les Rousses, in the Jura
Discover one of the largest cross-country ski areas in France, with its 220 km of slopes. Rewarded by 5 nordics, the highest level of the Nordic France label which distinguishes the quality of the sites, the resort takes place in a true white paradise, located in the Haut-Jura Natural Park.
The resort is linked to the neighboring domains of Hautes-Combes, Bellefontaine and even French-speaking Switzerland and is characterized by its large expanses and its high-altitude forests. Between the snow-capped peaks, take pleasure in combining effort and sliding, in a soothing and peaceful atmosphere.
Note that the resort of Les Rousses is a stage of the Grande Traversée du Jura , in the areas of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and Nordic ski touring.
The most historic: Les Saisies, in the Alps
The most family-friendly: Lac Blanc, in the Vosges mountains
In the Kaysersberg valley, let yourself be enchanted by the Nordic area of Lac Blanc and the diversity of its panoramas. 12 runs (2 green, 6 blue, 3 red and 1 black) are available to you for 62 km of fun in the heart of the Ballons des Vosges Natural Park. You can choose from: viewpoints over the Alsace plain and the Black Forest if the sky is clear, or an enveloping and peaceful atmosphere in the heart of the pine forests.
Thanks to its human size and its tranquility, it is ideal for families looking for a space combining calm, conviviality and security. Tobogganing and snowshoeing are also on the program, with several learning spaces.
Note that not far away, the area of La Bresse – Lispach is also full of magnificent places to ski!
The most honorary: Font Romeu, in the Pyrenees
In Font Romeu, the vegetation is different from the Alpine massifs. Large panoramic spaces rub shoulders with pure air and intense light. Discover 103 km of marked and marked trails and trails, for all levels. In total: 22 loops (7 green, 10 blue and 5 red) between the vast plateau of “La Calme” and the forest of Estanyols. Enjoy the slopes bathed in sunshine with a view of the peaks or in the forest, along the frozen river.
The little extra: the blue track of La Calme, 2.4 km long, which bears the name of Martin Fourcade. The five-time Olympic biathlon champion made his debut there. It has a learning space.
The largest: the Nordic area of Sancy, in Auvergne
Welcome to one of the largest Nordic areas in the Massif Central. It covers the resorts of Super-Besse, Mont-Dore and Chastreix Sancy. Labeled “Nordic France”, it offers more than 250 km of slopes spread over 2 slopes of the massif, 6 municipalities and 8 sectors connected to each other by links. A white immensity to enjoy the most beautiful reliefs of Auvergne between forests, plateaus and ancient volcanoes. Change of scenery guaranteed!
The most confidential: Le Champsaur-Valgaudemar, in the Alps
Immerse yourself in the heart of a valley full of character where the culture of Nordic skiing is highly developed. The Valgaudemar area stretches over twenty kilometers and offers slopes for all levels, from green to black. You move through the undergrowth, along the waters of the Séveraisse and the charming hamlets that follow one another. It is also an opportunity to discover the local culture and its typical villages where the welcome is warm!
The most relaxing: the Plateau d’Hauteville, in the Jura
Enter the heart of this mid-mountain plateau, located between 850 and 1,234 meters above sea level. Labeled Green Station and Snow Village and classified as a health resort since 1924 for the quality of its air! On the multi-activity Nordic site of La Praille, you can take advantage – among others – of the 53 km of marked cross-country ski trails for skating and alternative skiing. And after the effort, the comfort: head to the wellness area, where you will find open-air Swedish baths and sauna (remember to book!). What more ?
Good to know :
Nordic skiing can be practiced in two ways: in a classic way, by sliding with the skis parallel in the already marked tracks, or with the technique of “skating” or “skating”, that is to say by progressing with the skis. divergent skis, on the plane smoothed by the groomer.
The advantage: it is a very complete sport which calls for your endurance, strengthens your cardiovascular system, promotes blood circulation and remains little traumatic for the joints. Another advantage: its low price, since the cost of a one-day package varies between 5 and 10 €!