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Address: Champs du Savoy | Caisse du Savoy, 74400, Chamonix, France
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+33 6 20 46 55 57

Managed by Sandie Cochepain (world paragliding champion), Technical...

Managed by Sandie Cochepain (world paragliding champion), Technical director Yohan Esteve and Cyrilde Pinard (French Speedriding champion). Les Ailes du Mont-Blanc paragliding school is a team of passionate pilots and instructors, who love to share their passion for free flight with students and passengers alike. The team will take you on a journey in the world of free flying. From spectacular tandem flights around the Chamonix valley, teaching you to take your first solo flights through to cross country flying and high mountain “para-alpanisme”, such as from Mt. Blanc itself. In the winter the team can take you speedriding, a new sport for good skiers combining the sensations of freeride skiing with free flying using mini wings.

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Paragliding initiation week with champions

I came with my girlfriend for a week of paragliding initiation couple weeks ago and it was so great. The crew is absolutely awesome ! Sandie, Claire, and Mehdi were our... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Paris, France

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Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I came with my girlfriend for a week of paragliding initiation couple weeks ago and it was so great. The crew is absolutely awesome ! Sandie, Claire, and Mehdi were our instructors and we felt reassured by their method and attitudes which is a necessity when you've never been up in the air and you're obviously a bit scared. They... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great experience paragliding and has inspired me to learn paragliding when I can. Great instructors (Nadege was fantastic) and is definitely the place to go and the company to choose.

Thank chrysaor1
New York
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

I traveled from the US to Chamonix specifically to learn paragliding. It couldn't have been a better choice. The staff at Les Ailes are amazing and really know their stuff. Both Sandie and Johan are accomplished athletes themselves and they bring their energy and enthusiasm to the teaching of the sport. The equipment (gliders and harnesses) are in pristine condition.... More 

1 Thank Johnnyjenga
Verbier, Switzerland
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I went for a paragliding course knowing already that Chamonix is a mecca for flying, a friend recommended me the school saying "great gear, great people", but the experience was beyond any expectations. Yohan and Richard didn't just taught me how to fly, they made sure I was safe and having fun on every step of the course. They are... More 

1 Thank Julian A
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Experienced instructors who are passionate about giving their students a great start to their flying careers. Great fun and safe. As a beginner I felt in good hands.

1 Thank James S
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

I had an amazing flight with Sandie last summer. She is such a great person and amazing proffessional. I highly recommend her, she made my flight so worthwhile!

1 Thank Alexandra-Puscasu
Tremelo, Belgium
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

Staff members are extremely knowledgeable about flying in the region. Highly motivated staff. Safe and efficient training skills.

Thank FredericVanEven
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 September 2014

Very friendly and accommodating staff, absolutely stunning views. Staff really did everything they could to make the trip as enjoyable as possible such as advising to change the date for a day with less clouds to make the most of the spectacular landscape and modifying the flight path to accommodate dizziness/fear/motion sickness. PLUS the option to use a GoPro to... More 

Thank Siobhan C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A wonderful company committed to safety and fun, good with nervous newbies like me and you'll definitely have a great time! The flight was beautiful, and once up in the air far less scary than expected. Absolutely would recommend les Ailes to anyone looking to 'do the jump' in Chamonix and absolutely worth the money. Also, I had a camera,... More 

Thank HelenRowland
Walsall, England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Absolutely stunning flight over Chamonix with great views to Mont Blanc, L'auguile due Midi etc. Superb expert care and reassurance from the Sandie and the Les Ailes team. An unforgettable experience and all captured on HD video!!

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