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LA VATTAY : red track "Les Sonnailleys"

Cross-Country Skiing · Jura Mountains
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  • the reception chalet along the RD 1005
    the reception chalet along the RD 1005
    Photo: Anne-Marie Barbe, Jura Mountains & The French side of Geneva
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The Monts Jura LA VATTAY site is entirely dedicated to Nordic skiing with its 120 km of runs. You will be able to practice skating or alternative skiing as you wish.
Skating, Classic
moderate
Distance 11.2 km
2:50 h
121 m
107 m
1,366 m
1,264 m
Monts Jura / La Vattay is a site known and renowned for the quality and variety of its slopes. They are all groomed in double track for skiing adapted to all levels. All the runs form loops. (except for the La Vattay/Mijoux link). They are one-way.

The runs stretch from the Plateau de la Vattay into the deep forests of the canton of Vaud (Switzerland).

The red trail linking La Vattay and Mijoux takes you down to the Valserine valley along the river.

 

The Nordic domain is easily accessible by car. ( There are 500 parking spaces)

The tracks are located within the National Nature Reserve of the Haute Chaine du Jura. Please respect the specific regulations for this area, which can be consulted via this link https://www.rnn-hautechainedujura.fr/reglementation/interdits-en-rnn/

Stay on the marked trails. It is forbidden to bring dogs on the whole site!

Author’s recommendation

This itinerary is part of the "Ain Outdoor" selection.

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Anne-Marie Barbe 
Update: December 02, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,366 m
Lowest point
1,264 m
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Track types

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Safety information

emergency services: 112

or

00 33 4.50 41 33 16 (welcome/rescue chalet)

Tips and hints

Find all the information (prices, weather report, slopes conditions, webcams, services, shops...) on the link below:

Pays de Gex Tourist Office and its Monts Jura resort https://www.paysdegex-montsjura.com/neige-rando/https://www.paysdegex-montsjura.com/neige-rando/

Start

La Vattay (1,309 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'494'816E 1'140'451N
DD
46.407146, 6.070721
DMS
46°24'25.7"N 6°04'14.6"E
UTM
32T 274853 5143456
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Destination

La Vattay

Turn-by-turn directions

The red trail "Les Sonnailleys" crosses the whole plateau towards La Dôle. It is one of the most beautiful runs in the area!

It is a Franco-Swiss piste.

Take the direction of the "plateau" at first. (Follow the markings).

 

(The GPX tracks of the slopes are given for information only and cannot be used for competitions).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

An inter-station shuttle bus operates in winter (subject to change)

Getting there

Autouroute

A40 – Mâcon – Genève

A39 – Dijon – Genève

A41 – Grenoble – Chambéry – Genève

 

<La Vattay is located on the RN 5 between Les Rousses and Col de La Faucille.<La Vattay is 3.5 km from the Col de la Faucille.

Parking

4 car parks; La Vattay.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'494'816E 1'140'451N
DD
46.407146, 6.070721
DMS
46°24'25.7"N 6°04'14.6"E
UTM
32T 274853 5143456
w3w 
///catching.rookie.exasperated
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Classic clothing for Nordic skiing.

(remember to bring a change of clothes to avoid catching cold after the effort).


Localization

Parts of this content were machine translated using French as the source language


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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
121 m
Descent
107 m
Highest point
1,366 m
Lowest point
1,264 m
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