Practice : hang gliding, paragliding Official landing of the Chamonix valley.
Particular difficulties : tree-lined landing. The field is large but it is advisable to approach it while remaining upwind of the trees, in particular those which border the small access road to the gravel pit.
The valley breeze is generally strong in the afternoon (between 20 and 30 km/h).
Level: beginners with supervision to experienced pilots
Serves the takeoffs of : Planpraz, Plan de l'Aiguille, Flégère, Grands Montets and Aiguille du Midi.
The Bouchet and Savoy landings are forbidden by municipal decree during the period when the alpine and cross-country ski runs are open: it is then necessary to land on the delta terrain of the Bois du Bouchet, which is very turbulent and enclosed!
In this case, paragliders must land on the delta field, 500 m upstream (north) of the paragliding field: beware this emergency field is aerologically unhealthy and dangerous.
Ask the club, the professional schools and the information boards for more information.
Flying conditions: all day. Beware of the strengthening of the valley breeze in the early afternoon.