Flights and take off forbidden in Mont-Blanc side in July and August
Plan on appropriate summer and winter equipment (gloves, good shoes, jacket, pants).
Flying free means flying with respect for the environment, respecting the air space and its rules, and respecting others.
Flight possible throughout the Chamonix Valley!
Practice : paragliding
Orientation : south
Observations/dangers: take off necessarily on the crest, Les Houches side because the limit of the nature reserve of Carlaveyron.
DescriptionDangers / Difficulties: inflating the glider is often awkward as the launch is on a camber & the slope drops away quickly causing a small rotor on the
ground where the glider is prepared. The aerology of the site is somewhat unusual in the thermodynamic conditions.
The whole site is at the limit of a large rotor generated by the plateau of Coupeau (situated to the right of take off) – avoid this zone. To the left of take off the Western shoulder of the Merlet animal park offers good soaring conditions.