It all went fantastically smoothly and we were so lucky with the weather
What could be more thrilling than jumping out of a plane over snow covered mountains! Tandem Skydiving has made it possible for a novice to experience the electrifying thrill of free fall parachuting and to get a taste of what skydiving is all about without extensive training. Tandem involves only a twenty minute instruction session. After this, the novice jumper puts on a harness which is clipped to the harness of an expert instructor. The free fall lasts around 40 seconds, involves speeds of up to 120 mph and a straight fall of up to 6,000 ft. Once the extra-large parachute has been deployed, it is dual controlled and the parachute ride to the ground will last around 5 minutes.
Based on 5 participants all taking part in the Skydiving Experience - Courchevel 1850 - with return helicopter transfers to Val Thorens.
Minimum age 18 years or 16 years with written parental consent - Skydiving is performed on a tandem basis this means that the emphasis has been taken away from the participants and has been placed on the highly qualified instructors.