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Soar above the skies when paragliding in Verbier
20th July 2018
It’s one thing seeing a world-renowned ski resort in Switzerland from the slopes or one of many beautiful seasonal chalets, but how about taking to the skies and getting a panoramic bird’s eye view? Paragliding in Verbier is a well-kept secret, so why not take the ultimate adventure on your next ski holiday in Verbier?
Paragliding in a breathtaking Swiss ski resort has to be an experience than no one can turn down. If you are new to paragliding there is absolutely no need to worry, as professional and knowledgeable paragliding schools such as Verbier Summits Paragliding, are on hand to make your flying experience all the more exciting.
The best flying experience in Verbier
You may be thinking, what can I gain out of paragliding in Verbier that I can’t get out of my skiing holiday? The truth is, so much more than you realise:
Add silence and serenity to your flying experience. With no motor or engine involved, you can really appreciate the sounds and sights when paragliding.
Soaring and circling over snow-covered mountains like a buzzard is the closest you’ll ever get to feeling like a bird of prey – who wouldn’t want to feel like a bird for 45 minutes?
An unparalleled sense of freedom is to be had when you feel your feet finally leave the ground and you’re above the clouds.
It’s safe to say paragliding is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of flying, so enjoy the views whilst helping our beautiful planet in the long-run
The science of paragliding
Whilst in the air, your expert tandem pilot can reach heights of up to 23,000 feet by controlling the kite using their body weight and thermals. By doing this, the paraglider can control the speed of your flight, ensuring you capture the panoramic views through the eyes and through the lens of the camera attached to the experts equipment.
Of course, with any extreme sport there is a certain amount of training and knowledge you need to know before setting off. Your tandem coach will show you how your equipment works, tell you the take-off and landing procedures and what to do in an emergency.
Your paragliding experience will always be weather dependant and your pilot will check the weather forecast in the days leading up to your flight.
I’m keen! Where do I start?
Offering affordable paragliding courses as well as flying experience packages, the English speaking team at Verbier Summits Paragliding are the people to speak to if you fancy taking a day away from the runs and head to the skies.
With over 20 years experience in the field they have helped the likes of Bill gates, outdoor adventurer Bear Grylls and Sir Richard Branson take flight. So here at Chalet Apartment Rentals, we know there is no denying that you will love it too.
As well, they not only run tandem flights for beginners, but also train qualified pilots in Thermal techniques and two week beginner to pilot courses. With so much to offer and prices starting at just 160 CHF for your tandem experience, why not take a look at their website for more information?
Chalet Apartment Rentals
Here at Chalet Apartment Rentals, we want everyone to have the time of their lives in Verbier and encourage people to experience everything that the stunning ski resort has to offer. Why not take a look at our Verbier rentals as a base for all of your activities during your stay? For more information, contact our team who are happy to help you plan your next adventure!