337 Piste de Pouillerel
337 Piste de Pouillerel

Cross-country skiing

Piste de Pouillerel

Piste de Pouillerel

La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Sombaille–La Ferme Modèle–La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Sombaille

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Piste de Pouillerel

Piste de Pouillerel

“Cross-country skiing at the gateway to the town”. Used to practising a physical activity during their mid-day break, many staff employed by the local watchmaking firms down tools and put on their skis.
Since the upper section of the Trail is at over 1,200 metres, skiing is often possible from the first snowfalls.

From La Sombaille in the North-East quarter of the town, after a few minutes you are on the Trail that will lead you to the heights of La Chaux-de-Fonds. If there is not enough snow at the starting point, try the access point a few hundred metres higher at “Chez Capel” or close to the welcoming Maillard café. Skiers arriving from Les Brenets or neighbouring France may prefer to join the Trail at the La Ferme modèle.

Sometimes you are on the northern side of the crest, with a view over the Doubs and the French Jura, sometimes on the southern side with the Alps in the distance and the town just below. And the Pouillerel Trail offers many variants so you can lengthen or shorten your route.
“Cross-country skiing at the gateway to the town”. Used to practising a physical activity during their mid-day break, many staff employed by the local watchmaking firms down tools and put on their skis.
Since the upper section of the Trail is at over 1,200 metres, skiing is often possible from the first snowfalls.

From La Sombaille in the North-East quarter of the town, after a few minutes you are on the Trail that will lead you to the heights of La Chaux-de-Fonds. If there is not enough snow at the starting point, try the access point a few hundred metres higher at “Chez Capel” or close to the welcoming Maillard café. Skiers arriving from Les Brenets or neighbouring France may prefer to join the Trail at the La Ferme modèle.

Sometimes you are on the northern side of the crest, with a view over the Doubs and the French Jura, sometimes on the southern side with the Alps in the distance and the town just below. And the Pouillerel Trail offers many variants so you can lengthen or shorten your route.
18 km | 1 Stage
440 m | 440 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return La Chaux-de-Fonds, Chasseral
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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

Signalization

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

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
Cross-country ski trails in Swiss parks
This trail is located in the Parc du Doubs.
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Contact

Neuchâtel Ski de Fond
Cappel 77a
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Tel. +41 (0)78 803 00 47
pelot67@bluewin.ch
www.neuchatel-snow.ch

Services

Accommodation

La Coquille
La Coquille
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Chez Gilles Hôtel – Resto – Bar
Chez Gilles Hôtel – Resto – Bar
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Grand Hôtel Les Endroits
Grand Hôtel Les Endroits
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Hôtel Athmos
Hôtel Athmos
La Chaux-de-Fonds
La ferme du sommet de Pouillerel
La ferme du sommet de Pouillerel
La Chaux-de-Fonds
B&B La Salomé
B&B La Salomé
Les Planchettes
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Places

La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Places of interest

International watchmaking museum
International watchmaking museum
Watchmaking town planning (UNESCO)
Watchmaking town planning (UNESCO)
Doubs Nature Park
Doubs Nature Park
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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