Whether it is for discovering speedriding, becoming autonomous or to be guided on new spots, Les Arcs Speed Riding School supports your progresses.

Our resorts are perfect spots to start speedriding! Provided you already feel comfortable skiing, pleasure and fun come really fast !

We organise 2 kinds of course:

  • Collective courses in Les Arcs
  • Private courses ( alone or for small group : max 4 pers) in Les Arcs, La Plagne or Val d’Isére.

Collective courses in Les Arcs  Private courses

Discovery Courses

Curious ? you want to feel your first speedriding sensations ?

Watch out! If you try, you’ll ant more!

Beginner courses

3 or 5 days tuition to learn to speed ride by yourself.

Advanced courses

You already practice speedriding? Update your technic and theoretical knowledges with us!

Private course in Les Arcs

Your private instructor in Les Arcs. From discovery course to the most advanced tuition.

Private course in La Plagne

Your private instructor in La Plagne. From discovery course to the most advanced tuition.

Private course in Val d’Isère

Your private instructor in Val d’Isère. From discovery course to the most advanced tuition.

Speed Riding : Discovery Session

Curious ?

 

Do you want to feel your first speed riding sensations ?

You will ! In complete safety, during a discovery session !

The goal of this first session is to realize your first tracks and flights. You’ll be blown away !
Good feelings come really quickly, usually at the first go !
After a briefing with your instructor you will become autonomous with your equipment, you will experiment our first soft slopes (with no obstacle) to do your first inflating tests.

And as soon as your sail is above the head, your instructor will guide you through by radio and you’ll realize your first curves and first little speed riding flights.

Half a Day

110€ 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm

We bet you’ll want more!

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A Day

140€ 10am-4pm with a break to eat.

We won’t be surprised if you go for a second day! ;-)

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Speed Riding : 2 Days Discovery

Discovering speedriding going further : It’s not unuasual to fly at between 10 and 20m high at the end of the second day.

First Day :

  • Discovering and handling the speedriding equipment, without skis then with skis on.
  • Learning about this new environment.
  • Session of piloted glyding on the school spot, to acquire the fundamental moves to shape the wing and to pilot on the ground.
  • Performing different curves and small take-off on the school spot.
  • Theoretical lesson usefull to understand flight mecanisms and the air mass.
  • Debriefing

Second Day :

  • Piloted gliding session on the school spot. Managing ground trajectories with various rhythms.
  • “aero-towed” gliding if fair winds.
  • First flights, analyze of the wings performances during a flight.
  • Management of the ground approach, landing and glide resumption.
  • Flying littles curves and performing small taking off on the school slope
  • Debriefing

2 Days

250€

It’s not unuasal to finish the second day at around 10 to 20 m above the snow!

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Additional Day

110€

Speed Riding : Initiation

This is the first and most important stage of your learning. It’s made for beginners who are looking for a complete training in order to become autonomous speed riders .

This formation lasts for 3 to 5 days (and you can ask for additional days).

No need to have a previous flight experience.

We bet you’ll be amazed of what you are able to do after such a course…

First Day :

  • Discovering and handling the speedriding equipment, without skis then with skis on.
  • Learning about this new environment.
  • Session of piloted glyding on the school spot, to acquire the fundamental moves to shape the wing and to pilot on the ground.
  • Performing different curves and small take-off on the school spot.
  • Theoretical lesson usefull to understand flight mecanisms and the air mass.
  • Debriefing

Second Day :

  • Piloted gliding session on the school spot. Managing ground trajectories with various rhythms.
  • “aero-towed” gliding if fair winds.
  • Management of the ground approach, landing and glide resumption.
  • Flying littles curves and performing small taking off on the school slope.
  • Debriefing

Next Days :

  • Return on the spot school to perfect your movements.
  • Control of the wing in the wind on the ground / inflating facing the glider.
  • Analyse of the spot, trajectories anticipation.
  • Realization of runs on various sites and learning of the techniques of piloting.
  • Change of plan of flight.
  • Change of rate of fall, realization of runs with progressive decrease of the radio assistance / to manage your flight plan in autonomy.
  • Theoretical session to validate Initial Brevet.

3 Days

360€

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5 Days

550€

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Additional Day

110€

(-10% if you have your own equipment)

Speed Riding : Advanced course

You already practice speed riding ?

You sometimes feel yourself a bit unsafe?

 

Update your technical and theoretical knowledges with us !

Your program is made to measure, with your instructor, in order to meet your expectations.

Our objective : help you to push your skills forward with more pleasure and safety !

Practical content :

 

After an evaluation of your level, we will see different things :

  • Inflating technics to chose the most adapted to the wind and snow conditions.
  • All types of turns on snow. ( carved, drift, mixed )
  • Work on the low ground speeds.
  • Work on maximum glide rate position.
  • Work on grips of speed during flight.
  • Landing technics in a slope.
  • How to find new spot.

Theoretical content :

  • Analysis of a slope, choice of a line.
  • Basics of “nivologie”, aerodynamics  aerology.

2 Days

250€

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3 Days

360€

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5 Days

550€

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(-10% if you have your own equipment)

Private Session

Thanks to this method, you will discover and learn speedriding with your own instructor.

 

You don’t have much time and want to optimize your training, you have others imperatives : family, work… or simply prefer private tuition.

Wheter you’re alone or with a small group ( max 4), this kind of course is made for you.

 

The rhythm of the session(s) matches to your own rhythm!

  • This kind of course can be done in Les Arcs, La Plagne or Val d’Isère. We can also move further if you wish. ( Chamonix Courmayeur, Austria, please contact us directly for further trips )
  • From a discovery session to the most advanced tuition : The program of your speed riding private course depends on your level, goals, wishes and availabilities. It’s set at the beginning of your stay with your instructor.
  • No group inertia or rush. This allow us to rapidly change of spot if needed.
  • Video debriefing directly on the field.
  • The meeting will be at our office in Les Arcs or directly where you stay

 

One to one instruction is definitely the most efficient way to learn and improve!

Number of participants 1 or 2 3 or 4
A half-day private session 3h 280 € 350 €
A full day private session 5h 380 € 450€
We offer this kind of private tuition in Les Arcs, La Plagne or Val d’Isère

To discover further spots with us like Val Morel, Chamonix, Courmayeur, Les Diablerets . Please contact us for a personal quote.

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The training courses prices include :
The whole equipement (wing, harness, helmet, dorsal protection and a VHF radio with earphones and an avalanche tranceiver), 2 instructors (state-certified paragliding teachers and FFVL speedriding qualified and exerienced teachers), and a maximum of 6 flying students for one instructor.

The training courses are scheduled each week during the whole winter season, they usually begin on Sundays. If this organisation does not suit you, do not hesitate to contact us and we will choose an alternative together.

In case of private course you can start when ever you want.

In order to attend one of the speedriding school more than 2 days training course, you must purchase an aviation liability insurance for the practice of speedriding and be a member of the FFVL, the French free fight sports federation.
If you don’t have one, we have authority to issue such a membership-insurance when you arrive.
This will cost between 40 to 126 euros depending on the duration and options.
For more than 2 days long courses, you must bring a medical certificate testifying you ability to practice paragliding and speedriding. Under 3 years old validity for people between 18/40 yo
A one year old certificate for competitors, people above 40 yo and between 14/18 yo.If it’s hard to get in your country you can make it easely here

You can ask for an FFVL licence on line clicking on this link : Licence FFVL. (School number 03932)

If you have any question :

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