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jura national park

 Poster: A snowHead
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Has anyone skied the Jura national park, thinking of a few long weekends this season and its only 7 hours from Calais.
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No, I haven't. Small stations I understand and good for families. But rather low. Almost I'd think worth pushing on to the Haute-Savoie. We're on the "other" side of Geneva so haven't ever managed to motivate myself enough.
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Yup. Many of them are fantastic, I posted a small review previously...will try to root it out. Basically you have the resorts of the Monts Jura which are Crozets-Lelex and Mijoux-La Faucille, Crozets is probably the biggest of the Jura areas and is a lovely ski area. Next down the Jura towards Lausanne is station Les Rousse which similarly to Monts Jura is in fact a number of stations, all of which are worth a go in their own right, the biggest of which is the linked areas of La Dole - Les Jouvencelles where you ski partly in France, partly in Switzerland. By all means push on to Haute Savoie if you must, but from actual personal experience, you can have a fantastic time skiing the Jura resorts, they are cheap, usually not crowded (if you avoid Paris holiday week), and provide a fabulous ski experience. Snow cover in an average year will be the same or better than many other resorts, once you accept they are not high. They do tend to have snowmaking, and the Jura are one of the colder places around, often much colder with more precipitation than the Alps, so I wouldn't worry about the altitude that much. We were able to ski the Jura every weekend from mid Dec last year despite the poor snow cover in general.
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I drove past a bunch of those resorts on my way back from Val Thorens last April. Looked quite intriguing! But - that road is probably tricky in mid-winter and not particularly quick, and as @under a new name says the resorts are low, so a bit of a snow gamble. If I were in the area anyway and the conditions were good I'd love to check them out, but for a specific trip planned in advance there are more obvious choices.
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Cheers peeps, just looking at some early ski options before we head for a proper break, we will use the Jura as a Ski leg break in session if you will, just liked the idea of it being within easy reach of the uk.

will do a report once i've been and had a look around.
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Just found the older thread on the Jura http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2240385&highlight=jura#2240385

Some more details there and also you can check out the two main resort sites

http://www.lesrousses.com/
and
http://www.monts-jura.com/en/

They are lovely resorts, plenty to do in all of them - generally you may have to take your car and travel between the resorts a little, the main road from the motorway to either Les Rousses or any of the valley villages is very well cleared and hasn't a lot of gradient so that is no worry at all. Its also a fantastically scenic route, and there is lots of other things along with the alpine to make for a great holiday there. Anything else you'd like to know, just ask. I'm very tempted to organize a mini bash for all the naysayers who live around geneva but haven't ever skiied them! Toofy Grin
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@Esdel, I driven the road many times in winter, my daughter lives near by. I’ve only had a problem once, it was on the Swiss side, the road was a sheet of ice with quite a few cars slide off the side. The police were there trying to sort it. This was very much an exceptional event.
Never skied there but do have a long standing plan to Nordic Ski there which I understand is very nice.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@coddlesangers, haha - I really should make the effort. I fear short runs though which the OH will not like.

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