Paragliding / Parapente


Samoëns 1600 is a popular take off point for paragliding.  The intrepid flyers lay out their gear on the ski piste, just by the Vercland bubble lift, waiting for the right moment for take off.  They run a few meters down the slope, the warm thermals fill the wing, and off they go into the sky.  Its a fascinating spectacle to watch, and if you want a more hands on experience, tandem flights are easy to arrange locally with Les Tontons Volants