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Monts Jura, France

Monts Jura ski holidays

Established in 1936 the French ski resort Monts Jura lies at 1000 metres altitude in the Ain region of the French Jura. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1600m the area is not snow sure. Over 65 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 6km of trails, which equates to around 11 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Monts Jura is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 38km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Skiers have a breathtaking view of the Alps from one of the the three key Jura ski centres, located on typical high altitude pastureland with a thick forest surrounding.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 17 runs ?km
44%  Intermediate Trails
 10 runs ?km
Advanced Trails
 8 runs ?km
45%  Expert Trails
 3 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Monts Jura snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Monts Jura snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €143 - €143
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 50km
total length of Monts Jura trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 4.1km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation ?
direction Monts Jura area faces
Top Altitude 1600m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 900m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1000m
centre of Monts Jura ski resort
Vertical Drop 700m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 600m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Monts Jura web cams
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Skiing in Monts Jura

38 pistes and trails means approximately 50km of runs. 30 Monts Jura lifts have capacity to transport 19500 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 4.1km.

The mountain has 44% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 50% intermediate, 45% advanced slopes and 5% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Monts Jura after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Monts Jura

Of the 30 ski lifts, 23 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Monts Jura is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Monts Jura Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

3 apres ski bars 11 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 2 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Monts Jura" by any other name

The French resort is also known as Haute Chaine du Jura and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Monts Jura slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Monts Jura has slopes facing ?.

Rating for snow gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Monts Jura

Monts Jura ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole du ski Français Mijoux - La Faucille and has ? teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of ?.? http://perso.wanadoo.fr/lelex.valserine/ 413134

Monts Jura for beginners         gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Monts Jura for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Monts Jura for expert skiers   gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Monts Jura for snowboarding  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Monts Jura

Monts Jura snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Monts Jura: 140km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 140km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Monts Jura

Monts Jura snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1

Monts Jura non skiing facilities also include ?.

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