Paragliding - Les Chavants (les Houches) Landing Site

Pass the lift ticket desk for the Prarion Gondola, turn right at the roundabout and follow the metalled road to the end.

Autonomous pilot.

As this site is in the lee once the valley wind is established (at around 11am), it is best early in the morning.
Altitude: 1010m. GPS: UTM 0327610 E – 5085185 N

Conditions for landing can be difficult once the valley wind is strong, so this site should be avoided later in the day. Landing is sometimes forbidden due to cropping – you must check the information boards to see if it is authorized. Do not enter the private, gravel road, nor the small track to the south of the landing field.

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)