Terrain d'atterrissage du Bois du Bouchet

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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.

Specific regulations:
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.

Starting point altitude
Free of charge.
Opening dates
All year round.
Terrain d'atterrissage du Bois du Bouchet
bois du Bouchet
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Access : by car leave the Mont Blanc roundabout heading in the direction of Argentiere, the landing field is 500-m on the left, after the sports centre, North of the town.Chamonix railway station (SNCF) + 15 mins by foot.

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