Chamonix Paragliding - Brevent Take Off site in Chamonix

 
 
GPS: N 45° 56' 08" E 006° 51' 18".
Direction: South & North East.
Altitude: 2,000m.
Vertical drop: 1,000m.
Lift: Brevent lift station - Chamonix to Planpraz in the Planpraz gondola.
Chamonix Paragliding - Brevent Take Off
Chamonix Paragliding - Brevent Take Off

Tips for take-off:

Take-off can be gusty later in the day. In summer it's recommended to launch between 10am & 12.30 noon.

Many pilots use the Planpraz take-off for cross country flights heading out of the Chamonix valley.

Directions:

Take the Planpraz telecabine up to the mid station. Follow the wide trail behind the station for 50m. The take-off is easily found (wind ribbons on left of path). South facing launch under the cable car lines which can look threatening but are easily avoided.

Flight Details:

Many schools and clubs fly here and take-off can be busy in the summer months. It's a popular tandem flight spot. When you head out under the cable car lines, you can easily find the regular "house" thermal.

Cross Country Flights From Planpraz

Popular flights:
Chamonix - Argentiere - Chamonix.
Chamonix - Varan - Chamonix.
Chamonix - Plaine Joux -Chamonix.
Chamonix - Emosson.

Longer flights:

Chamonix - Annecy - Chamonix.
Chamonix - Albertville - Chamonix.
Chamonix - Avoriaz.
Chamonix - Emosson - Cluses.
Chamonix - Verbier.
Chamonix - Sion.

Many other variations can be and have been achieved from Planpraz.

Planpraz Gondola / Brevent Cable Car:
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 13 18