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.
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.
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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.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€143 - €143|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Monts Jura trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||4.1km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Monts Jura area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Monts Jura ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 600m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
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
Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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
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
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
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 ?.