Les Rousses, in France’s Jura mountains, is offering early-bird deals on season passes and the earlier you buy, the more you save. The resort is selling both downhill and cross-country passes over four promotional periods with prices increasing as time goes by.
A downhill season pass purchased in September goes for €184 and is valid for the four villages of Les Rousses. In October, these passes will be priced at €197. In November, the price increases to €210 and to €224 if purchased between Dec. 1 and 17. After this date, a downhill season pass will cost €263.
For a fee, you can upgrade to a Franco-Swiss pass, which includes access to the pistes of Saint Cergue, the Joux valley, and la Dôle in Switzerland.
Cross-country passes purchased in September sell for €70.40. Throughout October, November, and December, the price goes up in €1.80 increments per month. After Dec. 17, a cross-country season pass will cost €88. Les Rousses also sells France’s national cross country pass for €150. It gives skiers access to all of cross-country ski sites in France (except in the Hautes Pyrenees).
Cross-country skiers may also like the Montagnes du Jura pass, which is valid in France’s Jura, Ain, and Doubs departments as well as in French-speaking Switzerland. This pass sells for €80 in November, €90 from Dec. 1 to 17, and €100 after that.