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Les Rousses

Les Rousses, a charming village on a Jura plateau

Located in the department of JuraLes Rousses is particularly close to the Swiss border. The city is home to many visitors every winter. They are mostly amateurs and professionals of skiing.

In addition to his altitude of 1,107 m, the commune is located in the center of « Risoux » and « Noirmont » whose altitudes are mainly 1,419 m and 1,567 m. It is also located close to the Rhine watershed, but also the Rhone watershed. Mountaineers and skiers will be at ease with the climate Continental mountain climate that effectively covers the municipality. It allows to pass from vacations memorable.

A border station with Switzerland.

The ski resort Les Rousses is very close to the border with Switzerland. This family resort in the Jura department is formed by the 4 villages following villages: Bois d’Amont, Lamoura, Les Rousses and Prémanon.

The splendor of the nature and the landscapes that compose it has made it a Flocon Vert labeled resort. The place is mainly proposed for the families who need to relax. But, this does not prevent to go there with friends or to realize a training in solitaire.

The ski slopes of Les Rousses

Before going to the stationIt is important to know that the ski area is quite high for the Jura. The altitude of the slopes varies between 1160 and 1680 m. In addition to its 32 ski liftsThe ski area covers an area of 115 ha with 55 runs of 50 km in total. The most longest on Les Rousses measures 2,9 km.

On the other hand, there are 32% of blue trails and red runs. For the green runs it is 26% and 10% for the black runs. The resort also has 4 snowparks and 18 ha of artificial snow as well as 6.2 km of snow cannons.

Les Rousses ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Les Rousses
Commune Les Rousses
Massif Massif of the Haut-Jura
Department Jura
Mountain Jura
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 52
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 52
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 3
Name of the ski area Les Rousses
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 160
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 680
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 420
Total height of the domain (in m) 520
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 18
? Difficulty of the ski trails ?
Number of green runs 14
Number of blue trails 18
Number of red trails 18
Number of black runs 6
Total number of downhill ski trails 55
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 27
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 4
Detachable Chairlifts 1
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 32
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 38
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 227
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 3630
Slogan of the station Haut-Jura Franco Switzerland
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Dijon, Dôle
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 465
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 28 €
Price of the weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 140 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 450 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 630 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 930 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 364 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 400 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 950 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 144 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 295 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 7
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 9
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 8
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 8
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,7
? Ranking according to ? 55th position out of 232 stations in France

Les Rousses in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Les Rousses?

The resort of Les Rousses is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Sled dogs This activity will allow you to spend time with the mushers and their packs of sled dogs. You will have the opportunity to discover a unique sensation of sliding.

Fat Bike This activity will allow you to enjoy all the pleasures of mountain biking in the middle of the winter season. You will be able to hurtle down the slopes and take sharp turns while enjoying the scenery of the resort.

Snowboarding: This activity will allow you to discover the sensations of sliding and unique freedom. You will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the mountainous terrain of the resort.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity will allow you to explore the resort in its entirety. You will have the opportunity to admire its landscapes, its fauna and even its flora.

  • What are the summer activities in Les Rousses ?

The resort of Les Rousses also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy the relief of the resort. You will be able to enjoy strong sensations and admire the beauty of the landscapes of the resort in summer.

Hot Air Balloon Flight This activity will give you the opportunity to take a ride through the resort and its surroundings from the sky. You will be able to enjoy a wide range of panoramic views from the top of the resort and its surroundings.

Golf Golf : this activity puts at your disposal 2 golf courses 18 holes so that you can fully enjoy all the pleasures of golf. You will also be able to enjoy the magnificent landscape of the preserved nature.

Hiking This activity allows you to explore the resort and its surroundings. You will have the opportunity to discover its nature. You can also admire its beautiful landscapes in summer.

  • What to visit in and around Les Rousses ?

Among these places that you must visit in Les Rousses, we can mention : The Museum of Lapidary, The Lake of Rousses, the Museum of Skiing and Russeland Tradition, the Fort des Rousses, the Juraflore Comté maturing cellar.

  • Where to eat in Les Rousses ?

The resort of Les Rousses offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : La Ferme du Père François, The Refuge, The Chalet du Lac.

  • Where to sleep in Les Rousses ?

Les Rousses offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Le Gai Pinson, Hotel La Redoute, Hotel Arbez Franco-Suisse.

  • How big is the ski area of Les Rousses?

The ski area of the resort of Les Rousses has a size of 52 kilometers, divided into 55 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 2.9 kilometers. It also has 227 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Les Rousses?

This area has an altitude between 1160 meters and 1680 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Les Rousses ski pass?

Their packages start at 28 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Les Rousses?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 450 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 630 euros.

  • Does the resort of Les Rousses have a bike park ?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Les Rousses by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Dijon Dôle train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Les Rousses?

The zip code of Les Rousses is 39220.

  • In which department is the resort of Les Rousses located ?

The resort of Les Rousses is located in the department of Jura.

  • Does the resort of Les Rousses have a tourist office?

Les Rousses resort is part of the Station des Rousses tourist office. It is located at 495 Rue Pasteur, 39220 Les Rousses, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Les Rousses ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Les Rousses ?

You can find the latest weather report for Les Rousses station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Les Rousses ?

In Les Rousses, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Les Rousses ?

Yes, it is at Maison du Tourisme, 39220 Les Rousses, France.

What is’s opinion about Les Rousses?

Bottom line, gives the average rating of 7.71 to the resort of Les Rousses, which places it in the 57th place in France. Its strong points are: the average snow coverage, the ski area, the charm of the resort.

Les Rousses ski map

Les Rousses - Ski trail map
Les Rousses – Ski trail map
Les Rousses - Ski area map
Les Rousses – Map of the ski area
Les Rousses - Nordic ski area map
Les Rousses – Nordic ski area map


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