Paragliding - Bois du Bouchet (Chamonix) Landing Site

This site is closed for paragliders during the winter, when it is a cross-country skiing piste. The site is a 10min walk from the centre of Chamonix, just after the sports centre. From Place du Mont Blanc and Mont Blanc roundabout, take the road heading towards Argentière, and look out for the sports centre on your left. Just opposite the turn off you will see a popular Chamonix bar – the Micro Brasserie of Chamonix (MBC). During the winter, an alternative landing site is available at the hang gliding field, directly behind Bois to Bouchet, 500m to the east.

Beginner to XC Pilots.

A large landing field surrounded by trees, this spot is suitable all day. However, you should be careful of the valley wind, which can increase in the afternoon.
Altitude: 1040m. GPS: N 45° 55' 53" E 006° 52' 43"

When the valley wind is blowing, you need to be careful that you are not too far downwind to land in the field. You should not be further downwind than the small road leading to the gravel pits.

Click on the links below for guides to specific sites:

Launch sites:
  • Aiguille du Midi (Chamonix)
  • Flégère/Index (Chamonix)
  • Grand-Montets (Chamonix)
  • Grand Prarion (les Houches)
  • Merlet (les Houches)
  • Mont Blanc Summit
  • Passy-Plaine Joux (Passy)
  • Plan de l’Aiguille (Chamonix)
  • Planpraz (Chamonix)
  • Prarion N/E (les Houches)

  • Landing sites:
  • Bois du Bouchet (Chamonix)
  • Les Chavants (les Houches)
  • Passy-Chedde (Passy)
  • Passy-Marlioz (Passy)
  • Savoy (Chamonix)
  • The Cachet Gravel Pits (Chamonix)