Learn how to fly high during a parapenting experience and get a bird’s eye view of the busy town of Val d’Isère. Experience breathtaking views and gain a fresh perspective of the village below as you soar down peacefully from the take-off point.
Parapenting, otherwise known as paragliding, is the recreational and competitive sport of free-flying paragliding. Pilots are secured in harnesses which are attached below a fabric wing. The fabric is used to capture air pressure in the vents at the front of the wing to keep you suspended up in the air for as long as possible. Paragliders were originally made from parachuting canopies but soon required a completely different design to enable the pilot to descend at a fairly rapid pace.
Paragliders soon began to take on more of a hang glider shape with longer, more slender wings and are now made from extremely lightweight nylon materials to ensure that you can take off effortlessly. For a paraglider to successfully fly, the wing must generate enough lift to carry its own weight and that of the pilot. Once up in the air, paragliders can enjoy picturesque views and can fly above the ground for many hours, covering hundreds of kilometres.
Parapenting is one of the most thrilling and fastest growing air sports in the world. From great heights, you can appreciate stunning views of snow-capped trees and mountains surrounding the Alps. During your experience, you can choose to fly solo or in tandem with your partner for 10 minutes or longer. It is the perfect way to create unforgettable memories together that will last a lifetime as you soar above the animated town of Val d’Isère.
For those who are looking to get their adrenaline pumping, opt for a more electrifying parapenting experience where you can spin and twirl high in the sky. If heights are not your thing, you can choose from a range of other activities to entertain friends or family throughout your stay in Val d’Isère as there is something fun for everyone.
Other fun activities
If you are looking for other activities to do throughout your stay, take a look at the Mark Warner resort guide page. For those who seek adventure and excitement, you can choose from heli-skiing, ice driving or off-piste skiing experiences. If you are visiting with children, you can go ice-skating in the evenings or visit the fabulous leisure centre for a fun filled evening at Beach World where kids are free to let loose. Beach World is an exciting water universe within the Aquasportif leisure centre which is made of stones, wood and glass. The pool area consists of river currents, water cannons, massaging stream jets, bubble baths and much more for all to enjoy. The village of Val d’Isère has much to offer families, couples and groups of friends, you will not find yourself short of things to do.
You will not miss a minute of the action within the buzzing town of Val d’Isère when staying at the central Mark Warner Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isère. The hotel is positioned in the middle of the town, you will find yourself in amongst the hustle and bustle of this adored location. After a fantastic day parapenting, you can venture out to some of the exciting bars, restaurants and cafes situated on your front doorstep for a relaxing evening meal.