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Traversée du Parc Jura vaudois à ski de fond

Cross-country ski route
Time required: 5 hoursLength: 33.00 km


All season


Business is partner of the park
Vallée de Joux Tourisme
Centre Sportif, Rue de l'Orbe 8
1347 Le Sentier
Tel. +41 21 845 17 77
Fax +41 21 845 50 08

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois - This cross-country skiing trail goes through the Jura vaudois Park via the passes Mollendruz, Marchairuz and Givrine mountain passes. It follows the foot of Mont Tendre through grazing land and woods, across the Combe des Amburnex, and along the foot

The cross-country ski trek through the Jura vaudois regional Nature Park between the Mollendruz, Marchairuz, and La Givrine mountain passes is a legendary route in the region. It can be completed by the most experienced skiers in a single day, or with a night stop at the col du Marchairuz mountain pass, taking you through snow-covered fields, unspoilt coombs, and spruce forests. Along the way, there are a number of Alpine chalets and restaurants where you can enjoy a welcome break and delicious food.



33.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
580 m
Altitude difference descent
530 m
Time required
5 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Equipment rent

Boutique de vente et location
Ecole de ski de fond
Col du Mollendruz
Mont la Ville 1148

+41 (0)21 841 11 80


For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts.
SwitzerlandMobility, Cross-country skiing:
Piste Mollendruz - Marchairuz 550
Piste Marchairuz - La Givrine 565

Possibilities for catering

Buvette du Mollendruz
+41 (0)21 864 30 27
+41 (0)78 794 73 27
Hôtel du Marchairuz
+41 (0)21 845 25 30
Buvette Les Pralets
+41 (0)79 506 21 69
Chalet d'alpage le Vermeilley
+41 (0)79 205 15 90
Buvette La Genolière
+41 79 418 82 46

Price information

Cross-country ski trail pass
More information about the local cross-country ski trail pass:


Starting point
Col du Mollendruz (Altitude: 1180 m)
Arrival by public transport
Mollendruz, col Timetable SBB
Col de la Givrine (Altitude: 1207 m)
Arrival by public transport
La Givrine Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+

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Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Hotel restaurant du Marchairuz

The family hotel on the Col du Marchairuz lies at an altitude of 1449 metres. Unique and quiet location. Good starting point for hikes.