Paragliding : Verbier April 2004


I had a great week of snowboarding and paragliding in Verbier this year.
The two sports are great, because they are complementary in many aspects:


When the sun is out, you can easily find some spots that are guaranteed to provide a good uplift.
Then there is no need to go higher than the first cable-car stop - Les Ruinettes.
Start right there at the official paraglider starting point.




There are some Landing sites in Verbier, but then you waste some altitude
compared to flying to Le Chable, the village below Verbier. You can land right
next to the cable-car station in le Chable


here is an animated picture of the flight from Montfort (3200m)
As you can see there is good thermals next to Les Ruinettes (middle-station cable car)
and directly above Verbier (search around cable car station)


                                     Fight Gravity - go Paragliding  !



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