Décollage de Planpraz – Brévent

Practice: delta, paragliding
Orientation: south and northeast
Flight conditions: interesting site from 8 am until early afternoon.

– To the southwest: cables of the Brévent cable car in front of the take-off exit, move well to the right to pass under the cables.
– As soon as the conditions are thermal, good experience is necessary.
– Be careful in west and north weather winds greater than 20 km/h at 2000 m: you are flying downwind, turbulent conditions.
– For cross-country departures to Flégère: horizontal cables connecting the cable car between the Brévent and Flégère stations in the Lachenal valley at an altitude of approximately 1700 m.

Level: supervised beginner to cross country.

Landing: Bois du Bouchet.
The landing is not visible from the takeoff: remember to spot it before going up to fly. Emergency landing possible at the Savoy.

Specific regulations:
– Landings at Bouchet and Savoy are prohibited by municipal decree during the opening period of the alpine and cross-country ski slopes: you must then land on the delta terrain of Bois du Bouchet, very turbulent and landlocked!
– Beyond the west/northwest summit ridge, overflight is prohibited at less than 1000 m above ground, Aiguilles-Rouges nature reserve.

Location details

IGN 3530 ET and 3630 OT map.
Planpraz cable car (Brévent) and 10 minutes on foot upstream from the arrival station.


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Further information) :
Subject to favorable weather conditions


Further information) :
One-way Chamonix-Planpraz cable car ticket: €10,50


Activities on site

  • Air Sports
  • Take-off and landing site


Planpraz site
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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