552 Piste du Chalet Dernier
552 Piste du Chalet Dernier

Cross-country skiing

Piste du Chalet Dernier

Piste du Chalet Dernier

Col du Mollendruz–Col du Mollendruz

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Piste du Chalet Dernier

Piste du Chalet Dernier

A very varied route that starts and ends at the Col du Mollendruz, along forest roads, through mountain pastures and offering fantastic views of Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel at certain points.
At the gateway to the Vallée de Joux, the Col du Mollendruz is the starting point of many cross-country skiing trails. The trail between Mollendruz and the Chalet Dernier starts near the Mollendruz cross-country skiing hut.

The classic and skating style track heads through wooded pastures for 2 to 3 kilometres before arriving at Sasselet. From here, there are fantastic views of the plain, Lake Geneva and the Alpine range.

The route continues through pastures and forests to the high point of Chalet Dernier (1,292m) with views of Yverdon-les-Bains and Lake Neuchâtel. Return is via the northern slope of the peak, with the Dent de Vaulion, the emblematic mountain of the region (1,482m), as the backdrop.
A very varied route that starts and ends at the Col du Mollendruz, along forest roads, through mountain pastures and offering fantastic views of Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel at certain points.
At the gateway to the Vallée de Joux, the Col du Mollendruz is the starting point of many cross-country skiing trails. The trail between Mollendruz and the Chalet Dernier starts near the Mollendruz cross-country skiing hut.

The classic and skating style track heads through wooded pastures for 2 to 3 kilometres before arriving at Sasselet. From here, there are fantastic views of the plain, Lake Geneva and the Alpine range.

The route continues through pastures and forests to the high point of Chalet Dernier (1,292m) with views of Yverdon-les-Bains and Lake Neuchâtel. Return is via the northern slope of the peak, with the Dent de Vaulion, the emblematic mountain of the region (1,482m), as the backdrop.
14 km | 1 Stage
280 m | 280 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Mollendruz, col
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 30th of March.

Signalization

Direction of the signposting
This route is only signposted in counterclockwise direction.

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Shortcuts
This route can be shortened and the distance adjusted to one’s liking. Loops of 3km, 6km, 10km or 14km are possible.

Hints

Ski rental
Cross-country ski equipment can be rented at Col du Mollendruz or Bremblens:
www.mollendruz-ski-de-fond.ch
Ski trail pass and cabins
More information about the local cross-country ski trail pass and changing facilities:
www.mollendruz-ski-de-fond.ch

Contact

Vallée de Joux Tourisme
Rue du Centre Sportif 1
1347 Le Sentier
Tel. +41 (0)21 845 17 77
info@valleedejoux.ch
www.myvalleedejoux.ch

Services

Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization