Whistler Traveller Magazine - - RAVES & FAVES -

“Learn­ing to fly” is of­ten a metaphor, but in this case it’s quite lit­eral — paraglid­ing is a pop­u­lar ac­tiv­ity in Pem­ber­ton, and there are two lo­cal com­pa­nies that host tan­dem flights and/or in­struc­tional ses­sions. Pem­ber­ton is a beau­ti­ful place to ex­pe­ri­ence the sport; in fact, the town hosted the Cana­dian Na­tion­als in 2017. Tan­dem paraglid­ing flights take off from a launch point at more than 4,000 feet of alti­tude and grace­fully soar over the scenic Pem­ber­ton Val­ley be­fore touch­ing down. The length of your flight will vary based on weather, as you ride “ther­mals” to main­tain alti­tude. Paraglid­ing is a highly weather-de­pen­dent ac­tiv­ity, so it’s best to al­low for some al­ter­nate fly days along­side your firstchoice date. There are some phys­i­cal re­quire­ments for paraglid­ers, so check the op­er­a­tors’ web­sites for more de­tails. Sea to Sky Paraglid­ing of­fers tan­dem flights and in­struc­tional pack­ages from May to Oc­to­ber. For de­tails go to seatosky­paraglid­ Cay­oosh Ex­pe­di­tions pro­vides tan­dem flights only. Visit cay­oosh­ex­pe­di­

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