Cross-Country Ski Paradise in the Neuchâtel Mountains

180 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails are waiting to be discovered.

Away from the traffic and urban life, you can make tracks in the snow – almost as if it were Lapland, peace and quiet reigns here, and you can enjoy the expanses of the forests, meadows and steep cliffs. Your efforts will be rewarded with wonderful views of the mountains, from Mont Blanc through to the Bernese Alps. Whether you’re a seasoned cross-country skier or a beginner – in the mountains of the canton of Neuchâtel, everyone will find the right trail to suit them: 180 kilometres of cross-country trails await you between Lake Neuchâtel and the French border. Many of these trails can be combined with one another however you choose, thus creating shorter or longer tours, as the mood takes you.

Cross-Country Tours

Vallée de La Sagne – Les Ponts-de-Martel easy

You can ski from La Corbatière to Les Ponts-de-Martel in either traditional or skate style. You’ll find separate trails along the approximately 15 km valley.

Starting point La Corbatière
Distance 12 km
1 hour 45 minutes
Elevation difference 20 m / 110 m
Difficulty level Easy

Circular trail around Clef d'Or medium

This fantastic route out in the wilds of nature flirts with the French border. The circular trail has a bit of everything you could ask for in a unique sporting experience.

Starting point La Chaux-du-Milieu
Distance 10 km
1 hour 45 minutes
Elevation difference 168 m / 186 m
Difficulty level Medium

Le Cernil – Les Cernets – La Brévine difficult

This 32 km, varied and challenging route lies between the valley of La Brévine and Les Cernets. Flat countryside gives way to not-exactly-gentle climbs and enchanting descents.

Starting point La Brévine
Distance 32 km
4 hours 30 minutes
Elevation difference 640 m 
Difficulty level Difficult

Snow conditions Today (Thursday) open

From December to March, depending on snow conditions

Subject to change without prior notice

Cross country skipass

Adults require a cross-country ski pass in order to use the trails. Access to the cross-country trails is free to young people under the age of 16. Cross-country ski passes are available in the Nordic centres of the canton of Neuchâtel or online.

Pioneering innovation with the Swiss cross-country ski pass: from the coming winter onwards, the season ticket is available in digital format via an app, and accessible using your smartphone. Simple, handy and good, and available for the same price as the cross-country ski cards, which remain valid.

Cross-country ski pass

  • CHF 12.00 Adults day ticket
  • CHF 40.00 Adults weekly ticket
  • CHF 100.00 Adults, cross-country ski season pass, Swiss Jura
  • CHF 120.00 Adults, cross-country ski season pass, Swiss & French Jura
  • CHF 160.00 Adults, cross-country ski season pass, Switzerland
  • Free of charge Children up to the age of 16

The cross-country ski passes are available in the Nordic ski centres in the canton of Neuchâtel and online at the tourist offices in the region.

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.

How to get there


Vallée de La Sagne–Les Ponts-de-Martel

Travel by train to La Chaux de Fonds, then take the little wihite and red train to the «La Corbatière» stop.


Cross-Country Tour Clef-d'Or

Travel by train to Neuchâtel, then take the 380/381 bus to the “La Chaux-du-Milieu, Village” stop.


Le Cernil–Les Cernets–La Brévine

Travel by train to Couvet, then take the bus to “La Brévine, Poste”.

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