5 Day Cross-Country Discovery Course

Do you like cross-country flying but not for 6 hours?
Do you like flying in thermals, landing at a mountain cabin to eat and have fun with your friends?
Do you like discovering new places without having to worry about the weather and finding good take-off areas?

This course is made for you…cabane de Mille

Objectives:
Fly in 3 or 4 different valleys. (Entremont-Bagnes-Hérens-Anniviers)
Fly cross-country for 20-40 km.
Share a good meal.
End the day with an evening flight or with some soaring.

Program:
Briefing on local and general weather every morning.
Getting to the take-off area.
Morning flight.
Small thermal flight.
Day thermal flight.
Evening flight.
The first 2 or 3 days we will stay in the Val de Bagnes. Cross-country flights of 20 to 40 km are possible within the valley.
Subsequent days we will go and explore different valleys at the heart of the Valais Alps: Entremont-Hérens-Anniviers.

Option:
Helicopter drop-off on the Petit Combin, the Trient Glacier or the Pigne d’Arolla.

Course Organisation:
Private course: All season depending on availability. See calendar
Group course: See calendarCalandrier-MPG-20.021

Group: Maximum 6 people per group

Equipment:
Participants must come with their own equipment. Don’t forget good walking boots, warm gloves, a helmet and a recently folded parachute.
Radios are provided by the school.

Price:
Included in the price:
Accomodation at the Hotel La Vallée in the village of Lourtier.
Double-room with bath or shower, WC, TV and breakfast.
Access to the Bio Spa with hammam, sauna, relaxation room and exterior jacuzzi.
1 mountain-guide / paragliding instructor present during the whole stay.
Taxi and cabins during the activities.

Not included:
Lunch, dinner, drinks.

Private week:
Price per person

1 pers: 4045.-
2 pers: 2200.-
3 pers: 1730.-
4 pers: 1410.-
5 pers: 1320.-
6 pers: 1160.-Cabane de Saleina

Single room:
200 francs extra per week

Group week:
Price per person

1600.-
(min. 3 people)

Single room:
200 francs extra per week

Weather:

In case of adverse weather conditions, we will try our best to find somewhere to fly.
In case of extreme weather, another activity will be suggested, and everyone is welcome to participate. However, if you do not wish to participate that’s fine as well.
Unfortunately, not participating in an alternative activity does not mean a refund.
If we need to rent equipment for one of the activities (e.g. biking, via ferrata harness, crampons, etc.) this may incur additional cost if it is more than that already included in the price of the course.

Suggested activities:
Alpine trekking
Glacier trekking
Via ferrata
VTT/ biking
Downhill biking
Indoor climbing
Canyoning
Discovering the Valaisan specialities

Required level for participants:

- Autonomous pilot, with experience of how to deal with turbulent thermal conditions.
- Small cross-country flights of over 40km flown regularly.
- Able to take-off facing the wing in winds of 25km/h.
- Licensed pilot with a free flying insurance and member of an organisation such as the FSVL (Swiss Free Flying Federation).