336 Piste de la Vallée de La Sagne
336 Piste de la Vallée de La Sagne

Cross-country skiing

Piste de la vallée de La Sagne

Piste de la vallée de La Sagne

La Corbatière–La Sagne–Les Ponts-de-Martel

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Piste de la vallée de La Sagne

Piste de la vallée de La Sagne

Cross-country skiers in the valley frequently say that, if there is a stiff breeze, you simply need to open your arms to be propelled along to Ponts-de-Martel. Although this image raises a smile, it’s true; the route is far more enjoyable when crossed from East to West.
The best way to reach La Corbatière is to take the train from La Chaux-de-Fonds station. This train follows the legendary “Les Ponts-La Sagne” line. Although just 90 m higher than Les Ponts-de-Martel, this location frequently enjoys generous snowfalls. Once winter arrives, the ski lifts are soon up and running and very handy for local children taking their first lessons.

The first section of the trail follows a winter hiking route. Whether you prefer the classic or skating style, you will find separate routes throughout the valley which extend for some fifteen kilometres. Since there is almost no incline, the ski-skating trail is ideal for beginners. At La Sagne you will meet the 163 km Swiss Jura Crossing (Traversée du Jura Suisse - TJS) used by cross-country skiers. The 12 km La Sagne Valley Trail will serve to really limber you up.

If Gran and little ones are feeling a little tired, there are three opportunities for them to catch the train to the stop at Ponte-Sagne where they can wait for you “Chez Georgette” at the Ponts-de-Martel station buffet. From Les Ponts-de-Martel, when next visiting the region, we advise you to take a hike around the Bois des Lattes.
Cross-country skiers in the valley frequently say that, if there is a stiff breeze, you simply need to open your arms to be propelled along to Ponts-de-Martel. Although this image raises a smile, it’s true; the route is far more enjoyable when crossed from East to West.
The best way to reach La Corbatière is to take the train from La Chaux-de-Fonds station. This train follows the legendary “Les Ponts-La Sagne” line. Although just 90 m higher than Les Ponts-de-Martel, this location frequently enjoys generous snowfalls. Once winter arrives, the ski lifts are soon up and running and very handy for local children taking their first lessons.

The first section of the trail follows a winter hiking route. Whether you prefer the classic or skating style, you will find separate routes throughout the valley which extend for some fifteen kilometres. Since there is almost no incline, the ski-skating trail is ideal for beginners. At La Sagne you will meet the 163 km Swiss Jura Crossing (Traversée du Jura Suisse - TJS) used by cross-country skiers. The 12 km La Sagne Valley Trail will serve to really limber you up.

If Gran and little ones are feeling a little tired, there are three opportunities for them to catch the train to the stop at Ponte-Sagne where they can wait for you “Chez Georgette” at the Ponts-de-Martel station buffet. From Les Ponts-de-Martel, when next visiting the region, we advise you to take a hike around the Bois des Lattes.
12 km | 1 Stage
20 m | 110 m
classic+skating | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return La Corbatière
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-March.
Snow report
For the latest information on the snow situation see category «Ski de fond»:
www.neuchatel-snow.ch

Hints

Ski rental and cross-country ski trail pass
More information about the local cross-country ski trail pass and the rental of cross-country ski equipment:
www.skidefond.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Les Ponts-de-Martel
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Neuchâtel ski de fond
Rue du Crêt 107
2314 La Sagne
Tel. +41 (0)79 791 91 61
michel.jeanmairet@outlook.com
www.services-touristiques.ch

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Hôtel von Bergen
Hôtel von Bergen
La Sagne
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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