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St-Cergue - La Dôle

The Jura in all its forms

At only 12 miles from Nyon and Lake Geneva, Saint-Cergue offers a good compromise between the urban spaces and the mountains, either for a holiday or a short getaway. The canton’s only cross-border ski region lies beneath the French-Swiss peak of La Dôle. It can be reached by a chairlift and offers a breathtaking view. Fans of cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking love the snowy wide-open spaces that are typical of the landscapes in the Vaudois Jura.

The atmosphere of Saint-Cergue combines the wide-open spaces of the Vaudois Jura Park, the altitude of La Dôle (1,677 m) and the dynamism of the lakeside town of Nyon. This mix makes it an open region, where inhabitants mingle with tourists and daily visitors. Sports fans appreciate the accessibility of the region and the exceptional variety of this destination on a human scale. Offering more than 16 miles of tracks, the French-Swiss ski region of La Dôle is one of the most varied ones in the Jura.

Privileged contact with nature

Fans of nature, who prefer to practice sports in preserved nature, love the Nordic space with its snowshoeing and cross-country tracks departing from Saint-Cergue, La Givrine and La Cure. The vast array of activities on offer includes an ice-skating rink and rides on sleds pulled by Nordic dogs.

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Night skiing and excursions

The nearby village of St. George also offers a complete range of convivial winter activities that are ideal for families. Its contribution to the region’s winter offer is two ski lifts, 18.5 miles of Nordic tracks and a lit cross-country ski track. This is invaluable for skiers who work all day on the shores of Lake Geneva. Come evening, they can reach the peak and enjoy the region’s vast range of night activities on offer. Skiing, snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing: these highly popular winter sports can be practiced during the day but also at night with a guide and a head lamp or on lit tracks. 

Fondue and other cheese delights

As a bonus, there are packages combining an activity with a cheese fondue. One of the region’s must-visit restaurants is La Trélasse. This refuge is well reputed for its offer combining a night excursion on snowshoes and a delicious fondue in a typical setting. As a genuine leisure space for children, La Trélasse offers two ski slopes and a track for snow tube descents. Children can have fun here for hours while their parents enjoy a glass of wine and a good meal on the sunny terrace.

Practical information

  • Office du Tourisme de St-Cergue
    Place Sy-Vieuxville
  • 1264 St-Cergue - CH

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