Winter activities

Snowshoeing - Vallée de Joux

Raquettes. © Nicolas Gascard
  • Place
    • Le Sentier


Lightweight and modern equipment, no apprenticeship necessary, getting out on the snow in snowshoes is pure winter pleasure!

Tackle the power to climb a summit or penetrate the calm of the forest in winter hibernation. The pleasure of hiking with snowshoes seduces the seasoned outdoor fun lovers and day visitors, beginners as well as the accomplished sportsmen.

No apprenticeship necessary, snowshoeing makes getting out and having fun on the snow accessible to everyone. Snowshoes on, hikers of all levels can enjoy untouched winter landscapes.
With its gentle slopes and Far North feeling, the Vallée de Joux is a popular destination for winter hikers who enjoy the numerous marked trails and stunning views. Whether taking start from the Thomassette or Les Charbonnières, from the Marchairuz or Mollendruz, the region offers 9 marked routes covering 44 km of trails.

Snowshoe itinerary trailheads:
Le Brassus, La Thomassette 2,5 km to the Appolo refuge
Col du Marchairuz 24 km (4 loops)
Col du Mollendruz 15 km (3 loops)

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • From 1 Nov 2024 to 31 Mar 2025
Good to know
Good to know
    • Snowshoe rentals:
    • Cordonnerie Mouquin, Le Sentier +41 21 845 54 04
    • OK Sports, L'Abbaye +41 21 841 14 81
    • Nordic Sport, Le Mollendruz +41 21 841 11 80
Snowshoeing - Vallée de Joux
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