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Les Houches

Décollage de l’Aiguillette

Address

74310 Les Houches

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About

Practice: paragliding
Orientation: South
Observations / Dangers: imperatively take off on the ridge, on the Les Houches side because of the limit of the Carlaveyron nature reserve.

Flight conditions: flight site from late morning to late afternoon. Conditions of thermodynamic breezes and restitution.

Hazards/difficulties:
- Often delicate inflation: take-off on a slope.
Fairly steep break in slope generating a small roll on the flat where the sail is spread.
- Particular aerology in the thermodynamics of the valley wind.
- The take-off is at the limit of the roll generated by the Coupeau plateau on the right when exiting take-off: avoid this area. Excellent performance
dynamic on the left on exiting take-off on the western shoulder of Parc Merlet.

Level: confirmed cross-country pilot.

Landing: gravel pit in Cachat. Attention! Very technical landing: the gravel pit is not always free of space depending on the work that is undertaken there. Near the torrent of the Arve.

Specific regulations: avoid flying over the animal park, in order to respect the animals and avoid conflicts with the owners.

Location details

  • In the mountains

IGN 3530 ET map.

Opening

Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
  • Further information : Subject to favorable weather conditions

Prices

Free

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