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Vail Valley Paragliding Tandem Adventures

P. O. Box 246, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
970-845-7321
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Ranked #7 of 17 Activities in Beaver Creek
Type: Tours
Owner description: Our professional tandem paragliding instructors will give you a birds eye view of the beautiful Vail Valley. Leave the flying to us, while you... more » Owner description: Our professional tandem paragliding instructors will give you a birds eye view of the beautiful Vail Valley. Leave the flying to us, while you document your flight with our digitial cameras. Ages 8 to 80 are invited to enjoy a para-taxi glide 1,500 feet into the valley below. No jumping or falling. Visit our website to view a video clip of a sample tandem launch. « less
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Don't let fear rob you of a great adventure-Dave, Tom and Darren took great care of us...Sure it's a little intimidating it's not everyday you jump off a mountain...but the guy's explain everything they are doing, and once in the air everything else fades away-your flyin! Thanks again guy's you made our trip. We will see you again....Jerry & Katie... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Owner Dave and pilot Kris were so patient in explaining everything to this first-time senior glider. I hadn't ever considered doing this but decided to try it. Things went smoothly even after the aborted attempt due to the breeze dropping at the last minute. The flight gliding down 1500 feet seemed so short - I could have stayed up there... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Many problems with this group. The web site says that the flights are 15-30 minutes. In reality if you do the 7:45 flight your flight will probably be under 10 minutes. They overbook reservations. On the day we attempted to do this activity 7 people were left who were unable to fly. They claimed it was the weather and the... More

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HappyWorldTraveler10, Owner at Vail Valley Paragliding Tandem Adventures, responded to this review

You can lead the Blind to the light if they allow you, but you cannot make them see. In the United States Tandem Paragliding is allowed in the context of instruction and is not intended to be simple entertainment. It’s not a concession ride that is done for you or happens to you. IT doesn't begin and end at a... More

Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

These guys are awesome! This was a major item on my bucket list that I was able to cross off, and these guys made it super easy. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, but as soon as arrived David, the instructor, explained how smooth everything was going to work. He was an incredible teacher, and I... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

I called david before I came out and he let us knowwhat day would be great. He was amazingly awesome at knowledge of the winds and weather! It was just an unbelievable experience! I just wish it lasted longer. I really hope to do this again. He also pointed us to a great lunch place afterwards.

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chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We took our 8 and 10 year olds to paraglide with 4 of the instructors of Vail Valley. They were so nice to our kids and made it a fantastic experience overall.

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Norwalk, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

While vacationing in Avon this year, we booked a tandem flight for my step-son with Vail Valley Paragliding for the morning of 7/16. We met Dave Champaign at a nearby gas station and followed him and another family to the landing site near Edwards just up the road. There we met the pilot my step-son would fly with, Greg Kelley.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

My friend John and I went to Colorado to explore. A local named Valerie suggested Vail Valley Paragliding[she basically suggested we go jump off a mountain, still trying to absorb if she liked us or not(j/k)]. We called David and Bob to set up a time. They worked with our schedule to set up a day that would work best... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

If I said that I am terrified of heights, it would be the understatement of the year. My wife wanted to do this and I grudgingly agreed to call these guys to inquire (nothing more). I called David 2 days before we were scheduled to be in Vail and he explained details to me - including the ideal time to... More

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Madison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Get a birds eye view of a beautiful valley and mountains. An awesome experience that you don't want to miss. It was worth every penny. Tom and Dave were total professionals from start to finish. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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