Take to the skies
Hot air balloon, paraglide, skydive, helicopter… If you want to see the Alps from a whole new perspective then there are many ways to take to the skies in Courchevel…
Ski Vol hot air balloon
Skivol offers hot air balloon flights from the Courchevel Altiport at 2000m, and offer a fantastic view of the valley. Flights are only available in the morning and they can offer two balloons with 5 or 6 passengers.
Adult price: 280 to 1,400 € (1400 € is for an exclusive basket).
Take off from the James Bond runway in a teeny plane and zoom way above the ski slopes the forests and the peaks! A 15-minute tour around the local areas costs just €45 per passenger, which we feel is well worth it for the memories made.
• Courchevel and Méribel valley : 15 min/45 €
• Les 3 Vallées : 30min/85 €
• Le Mont-Blanc : 50min/170€.
Want to jump out of a plane? You can in Courchevel! After a 10-minute training about the basics of free fall position, the aircraft or helicopter goes up to 5,100 metres, at which point you jump…
40 seconds of free fall… then a 5-minute ride under canopy.
From mid-December to mid-April with Air Mauss
Despite the fact that heli-skiing isn’t permitted here in France, you can still have a go: Italy is only a short hop away, and offers plenty of drop sites for the opportunity to experience the insane buzz of being dropped at the top of the mountain in order to ski or board deep, untouched powder fields… Just imagine…
If there’s a small group of you (you’ll need to include a guide as well), it’s an incredible experience for a special birthday or anniversary. Read about heli-skiing.
Prefer to stay well inside the closed doors of the heli? Fair enough! Panoramic helicopter flights are also possible from the Courchevel Altiport. As an example, a 15 minute flight is €100 per person for a group of 5.