Oct 29, 2015 - 11:45 PM
in reply to aabbey
I have asked a friend who lives near the Jura.
Hear is his reply to my question , which paraphrased yours.
<<"I have done cross-country skiing in the Jura. In France, because it's the closest to Geneva, and near Reconvilier because I have a friend who lives there. You can check places on the following web site :www.skidefond.ch/centr e.php?lang=en> Select a region > Massif du Jura> La Thomassette / Le Brassus or Franches Montagnes (two sites)These are known good places for cross-country skiing in the Jura Mountains. I have friends who stayed at Montfaucon, here:www.reka.ch/en/rekahol idays/rekaholidayvilla ges/Seiten/montfaucon. aspxIt is a "village" with apartments for rent. Other accomodations are easy to find.Equipment rental will be available at these resorts. The rental of a set(skis, poles, shoes) costs about CHF 30 per day for one day, and the price decreases if the rental extends over several days. We usually learn cross-country skiing without taking classes, but I am sure instructors can be found if desired.Trails are being maintained by local organisations, so to use them, you are asked to buy a day pass or stamp. I don't remember the price but it's rather cheap. Le Brassus is in the Vallée de Joux, best reached by public transport from Geneva airport. In February, Lake Joux is likely to be frozen and this is another tourist attraction. Franches Montagnes are closer to Basel or Zurich airports. ">>
Hope this helps.
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