Paragliding in Verbier – A film collaboration

Last summer, our good friend Hamish Storey followed us around for two weeks with his camera while we went about our average days at work. The idea was to create a short film that not only brought paragliding to life but that also showed off our beautiful Swiss valley, the Val de Bagnes.

The brief that we came up with was to create a film that was a real experience of an average day of flying in Verbier. Hamish faithfully followed us everywhere , running around take-off, flying on the tandems, hanging out of cars and off the edge of dams. You name it, Hamish was there to get the shot!

I think the film he has created has really brought our valley to life and shows just what a graceful and beautiful sport paragliding is.
Watching it for the first time, it vividly reminded me why I love going to work every day!

AIR, Verbier from Hamish Storey on Vimeo.

Paragliding Trip: heli-ski and speed flying in Canada

In the North West tip of Canada, close to the Alaskan border,  lie the Skeena mountains. Mike and I have undertaken several trips there with Northern Escape where we believe we have been the first people to ever speed fly down these vast glaciers and peaks!

 

Our 2012 and 2013 Heli trips with Northern Escape featured:

125 Heli drops
330,000 vertical feet.

Special thanks to Benny and Northern-Escape: www.neheliski.com

We offer speed flying courses in the Swiss alps.
To find out more about our paragliding school and our various BHPA paragliding courses, please click here.

Our new apartments

We are pleased to announce that Verbier-Summits will be operating from a new premises this summer. We recently acquired a beautiful old building in the heart of the valley. Dating from 1920, this old Swiss watchmakers house has undergone an intensive renovation and has been restored to it’s former glory. … Continue reading…

Flying off Mt Blanc

Paragliding over the summit of Mont Blanc

Mike recently took a client to climb Mt Blanc and fly off the summit down the Mer de Glace! Mike over the summit of Mont Blanc, Chamonix! It was a 2 day climb with a sledder that lasted over an hour over one of Europe’s most stunning glaciers. We run … Continue reading…

Welcome to the team Kaenon!

We’d like to thank Kaenon for their support to our paragliding school.   Our instructors are now protected from the sun with Kaenon sunglasses. These glasses with their polarized SR 91 lenses are incredible. Thanks Kaenon for your fantastic support! Find out more at www.kaenon.ch

Learn to paraglide

With it’s unique micro climate, Verbier really is the perfect place to learn to paraglide. We have two perfect training hills, a ridge that reliably works for ridge soaring and two top landing locations. Beginners can start with small hops and rapidly progress to longer flights. Our top to bottom … Continue reading…

We welcome GoPro to our team!

A special thanks to a new sponsor of ours…GoPro cameras.                       GoPros are the best! You can stick them anywhere and get the coolest pictures…like this one here

The race continues – Infiniti vs Speed Wing

You might remember the race between Mike and myself(The Duel – Infiniti FX vs Paraglider), racing a sports car with a paraglider. Well three years on Infiniti cars asked us to repeat the race. This time we went to Austria and whereas three years ago in Verbier the race was … Continue reading…