Décollage du Prarion

in Les Houches

Practice : paragliding Orientation : North-East / West

Flight conditions: Morning flight site. Thermal
from the east or with a flow coming down the valley (breeze or light föhn)

Dangers/difficulties: Take off followed by a small break and a path
downstream. Be careful with the concrete fixation of the grooming machines. An iron bar of one meter high fixed to the concrete is invisible from the take-off.
from the take-off.
In light föhn conditions, it is sometimes possible to fly, if the wind is weak. Beware of turbulence at the end of the takeoff.
Landing under the wind of a relief when the valley breeze sets up. After 11am, the landing is random. To be avoided in the afternoon in conditions
of almost daily breeze. No visual on the landing from takeoff

In winter, takeoff on the ski runway is forbidden. Possibility to take off on the first slope break against the gondola (be careful with the cables!).
!). Ask the ski lifts for information.

Level: beginner to cross.
Landing: at the place called Les Chavants, at the end of the road, a large field on the left. The landing and packing area is indicated on the club sign.
Specific regulations :
Attention sensitive ground. Please respect the landing and folding area. Do not park your car, nor fold on the private road bordering the field. There is a large free parking lot near the gondola. The land is in the process of being agreed upon; your positive attitude will help us in the
Variation :
If the wind turns west, southwest: see the site of La Charme, Plancert and Grand Prarion at 20 min. walking distance.

Starting point altitude
Free of charge.
Opening dates
All year round.
Open during lifts opening.
Décollage du Prarion

74310 Les Houches