Paragliding at Revelstoke Mountain

Paragliding

Revelstoke Paragliding

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly, here is your chance! Soar with the birds and experience the freedom and exhilaration of paragliding. This is your opportunity to take in everything Revelstoke has to offer, from the best seat in the house – the passenger seat of a Tandem Paraglider piloted by the experienced pilots of Revelstoke Paragliding.

What you can expect

Meet at the bottom of the ski hill (winter) or at the landing zone on airport way (summer) where you will go over the itinerary for this activity and sign the disclaimer of liability form.

Following this you will drive or take the gondola and chairlift to the top of the mountain where a short walk or ski will lead you to the launch area. It's a beautiful launch area with absolutely stunning views of the Valley and Columbia River below. Simply being on launch is an extremely worthwhile experience.

You will be given an extensive safety briefing to make sure you understand every step of the launch and flight process. If you decide not to fly, the choice is yours and the flight can be canceled or postponed, Ultimately the final decision to fly or not remains with the pilot and can be subject to weather.

Launching on a paraglider is not a scary and adrenaline heavy event like skydiving. In paragliding you simply run off the gentle slope until your feet no longer touch the ground and you are airborne!! It's an exquisite feeling.

Your pilot will explain everything in real time during the flight. No headphones necessary, there will be nothing but the sound of the wind up there. You will explore the mountain, look for thermals to fly higher and with any luck maybe even fly with birds. That is the ultimate flying experience.

The flight should last approximately 20-40 minutes depending on the thermic and weather conditions.

You will get to fly over all of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. In the winter you land near the mid-mountain lodge, where you can purchase tasty post-flight refreshments. During the summer months you land in a field closer to the river which allows the opportunity to fly above the mighty Columbia River.

The touchdown is nice and gentle and before you know it you will have tasted free flight and will forever look skywards.

Duration

2-3 hours

To-bring

  • Bring an insulated jacket and long pants
  • Please wear sturdy light hikers or running shoes, with ankle support if possible
  • If you have a ski helmet, bike helmet or climbing helmet of your own, bring it, otherwise there are several different suitable helmets of various sizes to choose from
  • Light gloves are recommended as well
  • Please bring a camera, but ensure that you have some form of lanyard so that you are able to tie it to yourself

Weather requirements

  • Paragliding is very weather dependent

Highlights

  • Eagle eye view of spectacular mountains and the mighty Columbia river
  • Fully qualified pilot, trained and approved under the standards of the Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association of Canada
  • One-of-a-kind experience
  • Launch from Mount Mackenzie at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Notes

  • Flights are dependant on suitable weather and wind conditions

Meet location

The landing zone on Airport Way, near the airport and ski area in Revelstoke. For winter operations please meet at the R.O.C ( Revelstoke Outdoor Center) at the base of the Gondola at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Location

Restrictions

  • You should be able to run 10 meters (30 feet) on launch and landing. You and the pilot are the wheels on this aircraft, if you can’t run, it can’t fly!
  • Paragliding is risky. While Revelstoke Paragliding will make it as safe as possible, there is always a small chance that you could get hurt or injured. You will be asked to sign a waiver, just so it is clear that you understand the risks
  • Paragliding is a very weather dependent sport. If the conditions are not good, we do not fly! The decision is yours if you want to fly, but ultimately, the decision is the pilots if we will fly. We may be able to reschedule your flight for a better time if the conditions are not suitable

Cancellation / Refund

  • If for any reason the launch is not possible due to weather then a full refund for your flight/s less a one-of $30 contribution towards the scenic round trip to the launch site will be credited back to you

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

This activity is currently available on the dates below:

Available days and times

This activity is available on request.

Number of guests allowed

1 – 2 guests

Comments

  • All prices quoted are based on current 2016 rates and may be subject to change for the 2017 season.

Regular rate

Adult (aged 12 – 85) $220.00 CAD

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