Paragliding - Flegere/Index (Chamonix) Launch Site

Flégère resort is situated in les Praz, 5km east of Chamonix. Bus links are available to the bottom of the cable car. Take the Flégère cable car, then the Index chairlift. Launch site is beneath old lift station, 5min walk from the chairlift.

Suitable for all levels, depending on conditions – experienced pilots only in thermal conditions.

SE, this site is best in the mornings, before the valley wind causes unfavourable conditions.
Altitude: 2350m. Vertical drop: 1350m. GPS: N 45° 58' 06.6" E 006° 52' 33.4"

Proximity of cables feeding the chairlifts. Take care on the uneven, rocky surface – good boots with ankle support are essential. Depending on prevailing wind, conditions can be strong and turbulent. Summer 2008 beware of helicopters serving the reconstruction work at neighbouring Brévent.

Bois du Bouchet. The landing site is not visible from the launch.

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)