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Verbier Summits

Verbier, Switzerland
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About Verbier Summits
Verbier Summits is a BHPA and FSVL registered paragliding school based in the Swiss alpine resort of Verbier offering tandem flights, courses & holidays year-round.
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Will A wrote a review Sep 6
Ghent, Belgium7 contributions4 helpful votes
Funnily enough, I have a fear of heights and flying so how it is that I found myself on a course to learn paragliding is somewhat beyond me but I don't regret it one bit. I hadn't even done a tandem flight before (I still haven't). Mike and Stu have designed a fantastic system for teaching even the most nervous flyers how to get down safely, and they, along with the rest of the team (Andres, Guy and Pavel) are incredibly knowledgeable and reassuring. I did the two weeks 'Beginner to Club Pilot' course and loved every second of it, from the great team, the flying and the absolutely breathtaking scenery. I wouldn't have changed a thing. They've planted the paragliding bug in me and I will be forever grateful. If you're on the fence about it, just do it. You couldn't be in safer, friendlier, and more reassuring hands.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jaymo130 wrote a review Aug 2020
Geneva, Switzerland6 contributions
Have the most amazing flight with Mike of Verbier summits - Super friendly and felt very safe as you could tell he was a very experienced pilot - my daughter had a great flight with Stu too - highly recommend to anyone wanting a magical flight over Verbier
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from mikebF190JM, Owner at Verbier Summits
Responded 2 weeks ago
Ah, lovely message! Thank you. It was a pleasure to fly with you!
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Karen wrote a review Aug 2020
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Mike was an amazing pilot and the trip was breathtaking. The views were incredible and the photos are a wonderful momento. Can’t wait to try again in the winter!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from mikebF190JM, Owner at Verbier Summits
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the lovely message. Pleasure to fly with you!
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DazzlaT wrote a review Aug 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Through word of mouth, I heard about this paragliding school and I was not disappointed. Mike and Stu run a very professional operation and all their instructors are top-notch. I signed up for the elementary pilot 5-day course which consisted of 2 days of ground handling and theory followed by 3 days of solo flying. For all your flights the instructors are in constant radio contact with you and help to make the intro to a pretty gnarly and scary sport considerably more relaxing. If you would like to learn how to paraglide or even go for a tandem jump, I couldn't recommend these guys highly enough. Thank you for introducing me to the unique, and quite frankly, awe-inspiring experience of solo paragliding.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from mikebF190JM, Owner at Verbier Summits
Responded 2 weeks ago
A true pleasure to teach you and to meet you! Keep well and hope to be flying with you again soon. Thanks Daz!
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Georgea No Limits wrote a review Aug 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
On the 1st of August I had my first paraglide experience in Verbier, CH. After researching online for schools/ tandem flight places in Verbier, I thought I would be better off asking the locals for their suggestion. All people suggested euphorically that the best no doubt is Verbier Summits - the "twins" Mike and Stu. At La Ruinette, William (Ice Cube Bar) suggested, checked and forwarded me Mike's contact. Shortly after while walking down the mountain, by coincidence we see Mike and Guy (one of his team member) were preparing their gears for a tandem flight. I felt very welcome to stay and watch the take off. It was WOW. Calming. Three days later, it was my turn. Mike was my pilot, Guy and a third team member Pawel were expecting other individuals booked. One the moment arrives, I hear this guy saying that this was actually his second time that week and he was on doing it again because his first experience he was the whole time face-timing his family on air - ?!? Although an odd thing to do, this business man mid-age looking man is the ultimate prove of how safe they make us feel. I am in love with paragliding. I am now starting the Pilot Book Mike recommended for me to start learning and soon enough taking Verbier Summits Paragliding courses to fly and experience ultimate self freedom. Inspiring experience and a team of professional and cool guys. NOTE: Verbier Summits PARAGLIDING and COVID-19 safe - everyone wears masks, so dont forget yours!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from mikebF190JM, Owner at Verbier Summits
Responded 2 weeks ago
Ah, thank you for the lovely message! It was a true pleasure to meet you and to fly with you. And we are looking forward to teaching you next summer. Keep well and enjoy the Caribbean this wnter. Mike :-)
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