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TANDEM BOOKING OFFICESSki Service ski shop, 

Les Ruinettes, At the top of the Médran cable car.  

ACCOMMODATION ADDRESS FOR COURSES & HOLIDAYS: 

La Ruinette, Rue de Verbier, 1, 1934 Le Châble, Switzerland

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Verbier-Summits is certified & approved BHPA school located in Switzerland. Switzerland has the highest standard of teaching regulations in the World regulated by the Federal Civil Aviation Authorities, OFAC. Verbier-Summits is the only BHPA school in the world to also be regulated by OFAC. The Chief Flying Instructor at Verbier-Summits is trained and qualified to teach by:

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This website is made by BRAND BUILDERY, Photography: ​Hamish Storey, Melody Sky and Verbier Promotion / David Carlier, Video: Hamish Storey and Verbier Promotion

"VERBIER HAS BEEN LISTED IN THE TOP 25 FLYING SITES

IN THE WORLD."

– Cross Country Magazine Travel Guide

AVAILABILITY

May – September

LANGUAGE

English or French

PRICE

990CHF  or

1590CHF  with accommodation

MINIMUM AGE

14 Years

GIFT VOUCHERS

Available from 990CHF

DURATION

5 Days

MEETING POINT

Route de Verbier 1

FLY WITH OUR COACHES

During this course, there is always an extremely talented and qualified guide who actually flies with you. This is not a case of dropping you off on launch with a brief and saying ‘off you go’. Our guides will actually fly with you and reassure and coach you by radio and provide thorough pre and post-flight briefs. The aim of this course is to make you a better and more confident pilot and of course to keep you safe during your flying holiday in the mountains.

PILOT RATING

This is also the best course for completing your BHPA Pilot rating tasks. If you are keen to get Pilot rated (IPPI level 4), then let us know before you come out so that we can organize the necessary paperwork.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKILLS & TECHNIQUES

Amongst other skills and techniques you can expect to learn about some of the following aspects of thermal and mountain paragliding:

 

– Making good decisions in the mountains. Mountain flying requires a whole new set of skills.

– Basic turns and combining turns and weight shift. (Sounds obvious but this is actually the fundamental thing that many pilots are doing wrong when trying to thermal.)

– What to look for whilst flying: When to read the sky and when to read the ground.

– Mapping a thermal.

– Using a multiple core thermal.

– What to do at the cloudbase. (We hear so many pilots say:

I can get to cloudbase but then I don’t know what to do!)

– How to fly in rough air.

– Introduction to XC flying.

– Safety issues with Thermal flying.

– Descent techniques. (And this doesn’t just mean big-ears! Too many pilots want to learn how to go up before they know how to come down.)

– Tasks and airtime for Pilot rating.

OBJECTIVE

– Learn to thermal, get to cloud base, improve your general flying-skills and gain confidence.

– For this course we require that all students are at least CP qualified and are capable of taking off and landing unsupervised, (although we will of course always help coach and fine tune landings and take-offs, etc.).

DATES

Every week from the end of May to the end of September. Courses start every Monday, with arrival days every Sunday if you have booked accommodation.

INCLUDED

– COURSE: 5-day course, 6 nights if you have booked with accommodation.

– COURSE WITH ACCOMMODATION: 5 days of flying, all tuition, 6 nights accommodation with breakfast, all transport by van or cable car.

OPTIONAL

COURSE PRICE: 990CHF or 250CHF per day. 

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– Dave H, Tripadvisor

CUSTOMERS REVIEWS

Mike, Stu and Theunis were always full of infectious enthusiasm and are commensurate professionals. For thermaling our take-offs were coached and critiqued before our guide Theunis caught us up and lead us off on adventures. With only a handful of us in the air, the personal in-air coaching over the radio from right by my wingtip gave fantastic learning... Add to that beautiful scenery, a mix of flying from thermaling among the peaks and glaciers to ridge-soaring the forest slopes plus great camaraderie among all the flyers and Verbier-Summits is hard to top. 

- levisfr 

 

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For pilots who can thermal but want to progress to flying bigger XC flights.

Fine-tuning any thermalling skills and coaching you on more advanced thermalling techniques. 

Good decision making. This is the key in successful XC flights.

AVAILABILITY

May – September

DURATION

5 Days

PRICE

990CHF or

1590CHF with accommodation

Even in the height of summer you can be dropped onto a white summit by helicopter, and then experience the flight of your life as you paraglide over glaciers and crevasses. 

AVAILABILITY

All Year on request

DURATION

Half-day

PRICE

From 490CHF 

per person

& 790CHF per tandem

Speed-flying is a form of paragliding that combines two exciting sports together… skiing and flying! 

You do not need to be an expert skier for this course, however, a high level of paragliding is important.

AVAILABILITY

December – April

DURATION

Half-day

PRICE

290CHF