If you dream of experiencing the joys of freefall, skydiving is a unique experience. You will fly over the most beautiful landscapes of the Savoie.
Course of a skydiving experience
To prepare yourself and dare to make the big jump, you must be aware of the different stages that will follow. You will receive training before the big day.
- On the scheduled day, you have an appointment at one of the airports or heliports in the Savoie region that offer skydiving.
- For 20 minutes, your trainer will brief you on the flight conditions and safety instructions. You will then be dressed in a jump suit.
- You will join the aircraft for a 15 minute climb to an altitude of 4,000m.
- The plane will stabilise at this altitude, and this is the big moment of the jump! The free fall will last about 50 seconds. Your speed will be 200 km/h. This is the most exhilarating part of the experience.
- When you are 1,500 metres above the ground, the pilot will open the parachute. The rest of the descent will be smooth and you will be able to enjoy the scenery.
- At this point you will have the opportunity to pilot the canopy of the parachute.
- It will take about ten minutes to land and debrief the experience with the pilot and other jumpers.
You will receive training before the jump. The instructor has two parachutes, one of which is a reserve, so the activity is safe. In case of bad weather, the jump will be postponed to a later date. Pregnant women are not allowed to skydive. Your clothing must be suitable.
To know the temperature when you leave the plane, you have to take off 20°C from the temperature on the ground. Trainers are recommended. It is not advisable to wear glasses. Contact lenses are preferable. A medical certificate of non-contra-indication to the practice of skydiving will be required.
Skydiving spots around Annecy
There are five skydiving sites around Annecy. You will have the opportunity to get your adrenaline pumping during the free fall and to admire the beautiful landscapes of the Northern Alps.
This commune is located between Aix-les-Bains and Chambéry. Its aerodrome allows you to make a parachute jump around Annecy, either individually or in tandem. You will also benefit from a magnificent view of the Bourget lake, the Chartreuse park and the Bauges massif.
The skydiving centre is open from mid-April to mid-November. The price of a first flight is between 280 and 300 €. The video option allows you to leave with a USB key that immortalizes the moment of preparation for the landing. The Drop Zone is a convivial space where you can have a picnic and chat with the participants.
Address: Savoie Parachutisme, Chambéry airport, 73420 Le Viviers-du-Lac.
The winter sports resort of Megève is renowned for the quality of its infrastructure. Its aerodrome is located at an altitude of over 1,500 m. In 10 minutes, you will reach the drop zone. You will have to admire the view of Chamonix, Megève, the Aravis massif, Geneva and the Mont Blanc massif.
The departure is from the Megève altiport on board a helicopter. The maximum dressed weight is 90 kg.
Address: 3 368 route de la Côté 2000, 74120 Megève.
The Plaine Joux plateau
The Brasses massif is a remarkable natural site located in the Savoie department. It is also a well-known ski area for cross-country skiing enthusiasts. The site is one of the best spots for skydiving.
The take-off is done by helicopter, from a heliport installed at an altitude of 1,200 m in the commune of Megève. You will have the opportunity to contemplate the Mont Blanc massif, the Passy plateau and the snowy forests.
In the commune of Annemasse in Haute-Savoie, the local airfield is equipped with a Drop Zone renowned in the region. It has a skydiving school that can organise a skydiving experience for you. During the jump, you can admire the city of Geneva, Annemasse, Thonon-les-Bains, the Aravis mountains, the Salève mountain and the Geneva lake.
Col de la Joue Verte
This pass is located in the resort ofAvoriaz in Haute-Savoie. The helicopter will take off from an altitude of 1750m for a 10 minute ascent to 3500m.
The jump will allow you to admire the snowy landscapes of the Northern Alps including the winter sports resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. Before landing, you will have a superb panorama of Lake Montriond. It is important to dress appropriately in winter as temperatures at altitude can be very low.
The flight takes place from a helicopter that takes off from the Avoriaz altiport.Address: Avoriaz Altiport, Golf d’Avoriaz, Col de la Joue Verte, 74110 Morzine.