Air Adventures

Soar through the air in a parapente...
Dare to do a heli-drop...
Experience the thrill of speed riding...
Launch into a freefall skydive...

We’ve got them all - and more - just waiting for you to try them

Paragliding

What better way to experience the splendour of the Chamonix Valley than from over a thousand metres above the valley floor.

After a short running take off, the wing lifts you and your pilot from the ground and the real magic begins. Comfortably seated in the harness you can take photos and see Chamonix’s awe-inspiring jagged mountains from every conceivable birds-eye perspective.

If you’re feeling brave, you can take the controls and fly too. That’s something to tell your friends when you get home!
All our instructors are French Government qualified, speak English / French and have a minimum of seven years flying experience in the Chamonix valley.

In winter you can ski the slopes with a parachute on your back and skis on your feet - speed-riding is the ultimate adrenaline rush!

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy hints from Mountain Base
  • Don’t forget your camera – you can even snap away mid flight
  • Take appropriate clothes for skiing / snowboarding but no ski or snowboarding boots, you have to run to take off!
  • Great for the young and old - children can fly too
  • Book early as flights are weather dependent

Hot Air Balloon

Hot air ballooning in one of the extreme sports capitals of the world? You’d better believe it, this is simply breathtaking.

Taking off as night releases its grip on the day, you will drift silently up and over some of the most spectacular alpine scenery on the planet. Follow in the steps of Jules Vern as the wind carries you effortlessly away over the mountains of France, Italy and Switzerland. 

The activity does run all year round (weather conditions dependent) and starts in Praz sur Arly down the Chamonix Valley. The meeting point is early in the morning (between 7.30am - 9.30am depending on the season) from Praz sur Arly (near Megève) and the flight time is around 1.5hours from 280euros per person. The adventure lasts about half a day (about 4hrs) and includes the preparation + inflating of the balloon and Champagne on landing!

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy hints from Mountain Base
  • We’d suggest a video camera for this one!
  • Praz-Sur-Arly is approximately 45 minutes from Chamonix, we recommend hiring a car for the day to ensure that you make your flight on time. You can then make a day of it and visit the surrounding resorts of Megeve, Saint-Gervais or Les Contamines on the way back. Alternatively, we can book a minibus for you on request. Please contact us for travel advice.

book your flightPrices:
From 280€ per person
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Helicopter Flight

Race up the glacier. Soar above the valley. See Chamonix in a way you never dreamed possible.

You might be surprised to know that a dream flight in a helicopter is much more accessible than you think. There’s little to compare the experience of embracing the jaw-dropping magnificence of Chamonix than from the seat of a helicopter as you traverse a glacier or hover metres from huge vertical cliff faces.

We offer a number of flight options:
  • Circuit of the Aiguille Vert - a 10 minute panoramic flight that circles round a magnificent pinnacle of ice and rock at the dizzying height of 4122m (13524ft), cruising past the breath taking views of the north face of the Drus.
    View the flight path
  • North Face of the Grandes Jorasses - a 15 minute tour of one of the most mythical peaks of the Alps, Les Grandes Jorasses at 4203m (13790ft)
    View the flight path
  • Mont Blanc Summit - a 20 minute journey to the summit of the highest mountain in the Alps. At 4807m (15770ft) you will have incredible views of the legendary glacier and beyond into the mountain ranges of Italy and Switzerland.
    View the flight path
  • Mont Blanc Massif - a 30 minute opportunity to view Mont Blanc in all her glory as you circle round the most famous mountain range in Europe, soaring past peaks of over 4000m (13123m)
    View the flight path
So stop dreaming: make it a reality with Mountain Base!

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy hints from Mountain Base
  • Buy or borrow a Go-Pro for this one
  • At the very least, don’t forget your camera

book A HELICOPTER FLIGHT
Prices (per person):
Aiguille Vert 10 mins                     80€ 
Grandes Jorasses 15 mins 105€ 
Mont Blanc Summit 20 mins 160€ 
Mont Blanc Massif 30 mins 215€ 
Prices are based on group sizes of 6 people

Directions:
The heliport is based in Argentiere, a 15 minute drive from Chamonix and easily accessible by bus or train.

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Speed Riding

This daredevil snow sport combines the dual excitements of skiing and paragliding to create an exhilarating alternative.

Intermittently switching between flying and skiing, speed riders are never far from the slopes.

The great news is that as long as you know how to ski and how to turn, then you can give speed riding a try.

Your expert guides take you on easy slopes and the aim of this full day adventure is to get you skiing with the wing out and catching some air time too!

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy hints from Mountain Base
  • You don’t need to be an expert skier to give it a go – just competent
  • Lift pass and skis needed, wing is provided

book speed riding
Prices
120€ per person to join a group (3-5 people)
300€ for private session (max 2 people)
Additional 6€ insurance

Heliski

Thanks to its exceptional geographical location between Italy and Switzerland, Chamonix is a major centre for heliskiing.

Escape the crowds, discover inaccessible valleys and experience the exhilaration of landing in a helicopter where there’s nothing but bottomless powder as far as the eye can see, just aching for you and your friends to rip up.

Various drops are available in Italy and Switzerland. Heliskiing is not permitted in France.

We don’t want to state the obvious but this is a once in a lifetime experience (but of course we don’t mind if you re-book.)

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy hints from Mountain Base
  • Buy or borrow a Go-Pro for this one
  • Transport to your take-off point is included in the price