Winter Paragliding

 

Summer or winter, Samoëns 1600 is a popular take-off point for paragliding.  During the winter, you ski a short way down the mountain, building up speed, and take off as the wing fills with air.  Its a spectacle to watch from the pistes, or if you're more adventurous, tandem flights can be booked locally with Les Tonton Volants.  

 

With thanks to Les Tonton Volants for letting us use their photos