A Nordic getaway in the heart of the Jura mountains

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A Nordic getaway in the heart of the Jura mountains2018-12-13T11:57:52+00:00

Le Tillau ski-in-skiout!

Enjoy the ski holidays with a departure from Le Tillau with a ski slope that will allow you to reach at 2.5 km from the hotel Les Prises loop catching at a distance of 11 kilometers. You will enjoy the route in both styles and the ski area of Les Fourgs / L’Herba.
For more information, download the map.

The hotel has a ski storage room with heated cloakroom and offers ski and snowshoe rental. For more information, contact the reception at reception@letillau.com or by phone +33 3.81.69.46.72

Discover the Jura mountains through their 7 ski resorts:

Métabief, Les Fourgs, Le Larmont, Entre-les-Fourgs, Mouthe, Chaux Neuve, La Chaux de Gilley and Gilley.

32 cross-country ski trails to explore with family, alone, or with friends while discovering the spectacular Jura scenery and landscapes.

50 km of marked trails for snowshoe excursions, ideal for discovering the region’s many treasures and points of interest.

A host of other leisure activities on offer such as backcountry skiing, Nordic ski touring, dog-sledding, etc.

The region’s headline activity: cross-country skiing

Nordic skiing around hotel restaurant Le Tillau in Jura

© Conseil national du nordique Hytte Thomas Cervos Stéphane – Skating femmes

Nordic skiing around hotel restaurant Le Tillau, Pontarlier, Vallorbe

© Conseil national du nordique So Nordic Graphic Obsession – Paysage hivernal ferme skieur

The rolling hills of the Jura are perfect for cross-country skiing. The birthplace of champions, the Haut Doubs boasts 500 km of marked cross-country ski trails carrying the Nordique France label. There are circuits for every level and all ages, providing enjoyment for everyone whether young or old.
You can explore the region by skiing from one village to the next, or, for more experienced skiers, you can try out a section of the Grande Traversée du Jura (the Transjurassienne cross-country ski race).
Dual trail marking lets you try out a variety of different runs, day or night, on floodlit trails.

4 trails to discover:
– Le Val de Mouthe – Chapelle des Bois: 185 km of trails (Chapelle des Bois, Pré Poncet, Chaux-Neuve)
– Le Mont d’Or & les 2 Lacs: 151 km of trails (Métabief-Mont d’Or, Les Fourgs-Herba, Malbuisson-La Fuvelle, Entre-les-Fourgs)
– Pontarlier: 93 km of trails (Larmont, Malmaison, Les Granges Dessus)
– Montbenoît & le Saugeais: 82 km of trails (Arc sous Cicon, Chaux de Gilley, Gilley, Hauterive-la-Fresse)

Spotlight on La Grande Traversée du Jura
180 km of trails winding between combes and cluses (valleys and gorges) over the highest hills in the Massif du Jura, from Villers le Lac in the Doubs to Giron in the Ain.

A paradise for family Alpine skiing

Family skiing around hotel restaurant Le Tillau

© Conseil national du nordique Hytte Thomas Cervos Stéphane – Ski famille amis

Located on the Massif du Mont d’Or at an altitude of between 900 and 1 430m, Métabief is the region’s flagship ski resort. 37 km of ski runs and 4 play areas make it the ideal choice for family holidays. You can try out all the latest trends such as snowboarding, freestyling and even freeriding on off-piste tracks that have been made secure.

Close to Tillau and high above Pontarlier, Le Larmont is made for children who can learn to ski in all safety.

Other resorts including Les Fourgs, Entre-les-Fourgs, Mouthe, Chaux Neuve, La Chaux de Gilley and Gilley offer a full range of all the popular winter activities.

Snowshoes for nature lovers

Raquettes autour de l'hôtel restaurant Le Tillau, Haut Doubs, Jura, Pontarlier, Vallorbe

© Conseil national du nordique Fabregue Rémy – Raquettes

300 km of traditional marked trails for snowshoe excursions, together with “multi-activity” trails designed for tobogganing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and dog-sledding for a first contact with the snow.

4 circuits to explore:
– Le Val de Mouthe – Chapelle des Bois: 105 km of marked trails (Chapelle des Bois, Pré Poncet, Chaux-Neuve)
– Le Mont d’Or & les 2 Lacs: 93 km of marked trails (Métabief-Mont d’Or, Les Fourgs-Herba, Malbuisson-La Fuvelle, Entre-les-Fourgs)
– Pontarlier: 39 km of marked trails (Larmont, Malmaison, Les Granges Dessus)
– Montbenoît & le Saugeais: 38 km of marked trails (Arc sous Cicon, Chaux de Gilley, Gilley, Hauterive-la-Fresse)

A different way of seeing the Jura mountains!

Sled dogs around hotel restaurant Le Tillau

© COUSIN Sophie – paysage neige

Dog sleds
Sitting comfortably or standing in the leading position, climb aboard your sled pulled by its team of huskies and travel over the picture-perfect snowy expanses of the Jura mountains!
Please ask the reception desk for more information on this novel activity.

Nordic skiing around hotel restaurant Le Tillau

© CNN -Monica Dalmasso

Backcountry, Nordic ski touring
Part cross-country and part Alpine skiing, backcountry is a novel activity that promotes off-piste skiing at medium elevations.
Ideal for excursions in the Jura, this off-piste sport gives you the opportunity to try out some original gear… wide skis for comfortable Alpine skiing, with fish scales providing grip on low relief.

Nordic skiing around hotel restaurant Le Tillau

© COUSIN Sophie – paysage neige

Nordic ski touring
Get off the beaten track with Nordic ski touring; enjoy some great skiing while discovering the region’s attractions. This is an off-piste style of skiing, close to nature, that you can try out on the slopes of the Mont d’Or and Métabief resorts.
There is a marked trail that starts at Métabief and takes you up to the summit of Morond.

For more information:

Office du Tourisme de Pontarlier : https://www.pontarlier.org

Tourisme en Franche-Comté : www.franche-comte.org and www.montagnes-du-jura.fr

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