The Famous Crossing of the Jura in a Crazy Ambiance!

The Transjurassienne between Lamoura and Mouthe is the most important cross-country ski race in France with more than 4,000 participants who race on different courses on February 11 and 12, 2017.  A wild popular atmosphere reigns all along the race course, which goes through villages with charming names, such as Chapelle-des-bois, Bellefontaine and Pré-Poncet, all the while passing through a celebrated climb of Bois d’Amont in the direction of the culminating finish of a course at Chalet des Ministers (the Ministers’ Chalet).  The whole region is profoundly in love with Nordic skiing so it is not unusual that many French cross-country ski champions are from here and they are warmly welcomed by their compatriots during the Transjurassienne race.  The tracks are perfectly prepared as they cross mountainous regions in the Jura including the Risoux chain.  On Saturday, the 13th, you can ski classic style starting from Les Rousses.  It is 56 km long.  Skating style is for Sunday, the 14th, and the race course leaves from Lamoura and lasts for 68 km.

Your lodgings for this World Cup event are situated directly alongside the trails, which is very practical for the days preceding the competition.  You will be only 4 km from the start on Sunday at Lamoura.

Your entire stay and racing preparation will be guided by Daniel Sandoz and his team.  Daniel, who originally hails from this region, has done the Transjurassienne more than a dozen times and was on the podium twice. He knows every inch of the course and is ready to prepare you for it in the best way possible.