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Recent XC Flights

Date Launch Pilot Pts Dist Max Alt
Nov 27, 2022 Marshall United States paradyn 41 29 km 1,947 m
Nov 27, 2022 Palomar United States Kfawcett123 46 33 km 2,142 m
Nov 27, 2022 Marshall United States WorldWideWebb 24 17 km 2,031 m
Nov 27, 2022 Horse Canyon United States brown1 15 11 km 1,901 m
Nov 27, 2022 Horse Canyon United States kdouglas 14 10 km 1,963 m
Nov 27, 2022 Blanchard United States josiahbru 25 18 km 1,273 m
Nov 27, 2022 EJ Bowl United States enesmentese 13 13 km 1,230 m
Nov 27, 2022 EJ Bowl United States KevinHeinrich 15 15 km 1,278 m
Nov 27, 2022 EJ Bowl United States rmcewen04 21 21 km 1,403 m
Nov 27, 2022 EJ Bowl United States JL44 24 24 km 1,342 m
Nov 27, 2022 VOR,US United States RonDavis 11 11 km 1,166 m
Nov 27, 2022 La Malinche Mexico jcarlosl 95 59 km 3,406 m
Nov 27, 2022 Tirra Rivas Costa Rica thiquinteiro 13 13 km 2,485 m
Nov 27, 2022 Revine Italy devil 76 54 km 1,491 m
Nov 27, 2022 Revine Italy Mocy 73 52 km 1,843 m
Nov 27, 2022 Caltrano Italy Leo74 61 51 km 1,756 m
Nov 27, 2022 Caltrano Italy rega 72 51 km 1,699 m
Nov 27, 2022 Rubbio Italy nicola57 81 58 km 1,744 m
Nov 27, 2022 Rubbio Italy capitangado 76 54 km 1,793 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy Prodanovic 74 53 km 1,922 m
Nov 27, 2022 Gemona Italy chr 75 54 km 1,779 m
Nov 27, 2022 Gemona Italy Zigabyte 88 63 km 1,968 m
Nov 27, 2022 Gemona Italy marcat 92 66 km 2,015 m
Nov 27, 2022 Aviano Italy marcorugo 71 50 km 1,500 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy thermikator 72 51 km 1,674 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy Alessandro_Sch 74 53 km 1,874 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy Piet89 107 77 km 1,963 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy AndreaConci 148 106 km 1,878 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy TamburiniLuca 77 55 km 1,847 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy Alfio85 76 55 km 1,899 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy poot 140 100 km 1,673 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy AleCe 105 75 km 1,887 m
Nov 27, 2022 Tourrettes-s... France pascamax 52 52 km 1,931 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy giulia_ 101 72 km 1,901 m
Nov 27, 2022 Bassano Italy Witalo 126 90 km 1,919 m
Nov 26, 2022 Point of the... United States saminouye 15 11 km 1,982 m
Nov 26, 2022 Palomar United States kdouglas 16 16 km 1,850 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico telluridemark 58 58 km 3,318 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico photoklaudia 52 52 km 3,575 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico alexiaf 71 59 km 3,613 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico AndiG 70 58 km 3,238 m
Nov 26, 2022 Panajachel Guatemala jorgerod 13 11 km 2,391 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico Tomasi 67 67 km 3,356 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico zvictor77 76 64 km 3,496 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico DiegoLopezR 69 58 km 3,316 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico Alexschweig 66 66 km 3,214 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico carlosl 69 58 km 3,386 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico BichoFly 69 57 km 3,294 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico Cristianpinto 68 57 km 3,203 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico Bobbyjonesyt 61 61 km 3,312 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico cmoody6 84 53 km 3,361 m
Nov 26, 2022 El Peñon Mexico pspear 60 60 km 3,233 m
Nov 26, 2022 Chianocco SenzaSperanza 67 55 km 3,118 m
Nov 26, 2022 Cavallaria Italy Dods 90 64 km 3,532 m
Nov 26, 2022 Jeizinen Switzerland osimo 75 54 km 2,416 m
Nov 26, 2022 Bassano Italy NEVASTRO 70 50 km 1,424 m
Nov 26, 2022 Giuc Italy giangiodellav… 90 64 km 3,081 m
Nov 26, 2022 Giuc Italy nova 89 64 km 3,094 m
Nov 26, 2022 Giuc Italy berinde 92 65 km 3,114 m
Nov 25, 2022 Panajachel Guatemala jorgerod 12 10 km 2,235 m
Nov 25, 2022 EJ Bowl United States JL44 46 46 km 1,558 m
Nov 25, 2022 EJ Bowl United States vicb 11 11 km 1,187 m
Nov 25, 2022 EJ Bowl United States rmcewen04 23 23 km 1,185 m
Nov 25, 2022 Ed Levin United States evanc 10 10 km 881 m
Nov 25, 2022 Nuthouse United States aerocooper 29 29 km 1,677 m
Nov 25, 2022 Nuthouse United States Dizzy 36 26 km 1,847 m
Nov 25, 2022 ? Danno505 12 12 km 2,396 m
Nov 25, 2022 Chiquimula Guatemala Paratatan 29 29 km 2,221 m
Nov 25, 2022 Chiquimula Guatemala mateo 22 22 km 1,598 m
Nov 25, 2022 El Peñon Mexico dOTpej79BYXw2… 50 50 km 3,094 m
Nov 25, 2022 Piedechinche Colombia wzgomez 97 97 km 2,436 m
Nov 25, 2022 Piedechinche Colombia Pablovuelo 114 81 km 2,496 m
Nov 25, 2022 Piedechinche Colombia justACRO 211 151 km 2,853 m
Nov 24, 2022 EJ Bowl United States chandlerhaber… 20 20 km 1,150 m
Nov 24, 2022 EJ Bowl United States oshoemaker 29 29 km 1,249 m
Nov 24, 2022 Piedechinche Colombia justACRO 127 91 km 2,734 m
Nov 24, 2022 Panajachel Guatemala jorgerod 11 11 km 2,203 m
Nov 24, 2022 St. Elena Ba... Guatemala Crf450enduro 13 13 km 1,966 m
Nov 23, 2022 St. Elena Ba... Guatemala Crf450enduro 34 29 km 2,184 m
Nov 23, 2022 Whitwell United States YannGallin 15 15 km 929 m
Nov 22, 2022 Palomar United States mguzhou 10 10 km 1,458 m
Nov 22, 2022 EJ Bowl United States andrewbyron 26 26 km 1,540 m
Nov 22, 2022 EJ Bowl United States djcanty 14 14 km 1,578 m
Nov 22, 2022 Palomar United States Crf450enduro 46 33 km 1,782 m
Nov 22, 2022 Palomar United States Topapilot 19 14 km 1,676 m
Nov 22, 2022 EJ Bowl United States nail60 37 27 km 1,694 m
Nov 22, 2022 EJ Bowl United States Razi 30 30 km 1,684 m
Nov 22, 2022 El Peñon Mexico Alexschweig 53 53 km 3,085 m
Nov 22, 2022 El Peñon Mexico BichoFly 57 57 km 3,005 m
Nov 22, 2022 El Peñon Mexico cmoody6 63 63 km 3,103 m
Nov 21, 2022 Skyport United States bkaiserauer 11 11 km 1,165 m
Nov 21, 2022 EJ Bowl United States phil_theethrill 20 17 km 1,730 m
Nov 21, 2022 Kovk Slovenia erzo1 72 51 km 1,552 m
Nov 20, 2022 St. Elena Ba... Guatemala Samuelmejia 15 12 km 2,096 m
Nov 20, 2022 EJ Bowl United States Suder 14 14 km 1,703 m
Nov 20, 2022 EJ Bowl United States greggiacovelli 53 53 km 1,719 m
Nov 20, 2022 EJ Bowl United States phil_theethrill 47 47 km 1,891 m
Nov 20, 2022 EJ Bowl United States JasonLauritzen 52 52 km 1,880 m
Nov 20, 2022 Skyport United States ZachKiefer 74 74 km 2,060 m
Nov 20, 2022 EJ Bowl United States cjessett 72 72 km 2,062 m

United States

Arizona Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 South Mountain Phoenix 24 19
2 Mingus Mountain Cottonwood 8 6
3 Shaw Butte Phoenix 6 6
4 yarnell Yarnell 6 5
5 Apache Maid Stoneman Lake 5 4
6 Eloy 5 3

California Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Marshall San Bernardino 79 46
2 EJ Bowl Santa Barbara 113 40
3 Skyport Santa Barbara 55 32
4 Mission Peak Fremont 56 30
5 Mt Vaca Vacaville 118 25
6 Blossom Valley El Cajon 28 22
7 Palomar Pauma Valley 32 20
8 Tollhouse 59 20
9 Ed Levin Fremont 27 14
10 Dunlap 62 14
11 Whaleback Andesite 21 14
12 Potato Hill Stonyford 39 12
13 Mussel Rock Daly City 15 11
14 Mt. Diablo Walnut Creek 33 10
15 Crestline 11 9
16 Sagebrush Garden Valley 11 9
17 Lake Elsinore 13 9
18 VOR,US Santa Barbara 10 8
19 Soboba San Jacinto 9 8
20 Pine Maricopa 14 7
21 Paiute Bishop 16 7
22 Walts Point Lone Pine 12 7
23 Blue Rock Vallejo 10 6
24 Nuthouse Ojai 8 6
25 Torrey Pines... San Diego 6 5
26 Horse Canyon Pine Valley 7 5
27 Little Black San Diego 6 5
28 Blackhawk Lucerne Valley 11 4
29 Cheifs Ojai 5 4
30 Sand City 4 4
31 McGee Mammoth Lakes 5 3
32 Bates Carpinteria 3 3
33 Windy Hill Portola Valley 3 3
34 Flynns Poleta 4 2
35 Mt Tamalpais Stinson Beach 3 2
36 9 Mile Inyokern 4 1
37 Mt. St. Helena Calistoga 8 1

Colorado Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Wonderland Boulder 225 59
2 Lookout Golden 56 35
3 Douglas Pass De Beque 29 16
4 Villa Grove Moffat 25 12
5 Gold Hill Ophir 19 12
6 High Lonesome De Beque 35 10
7 Peak 6 Copper Mount… 14 9
8 wolcott Edwards 9 7
9 Mt Herman Palmer Lake 9 5
10 Stovepipe De Beque 4 4
11 Williams Peak Heeney 8 3
12 Glenwood Spr... Glenwood Spr… 3 3
13 Loveland Pass Keystone 6 3
14 Otto's Ridge Mack 2 2
15 Demaree De Beque 2 2
16 Steamboat Sp... Steamboat Sp… 3 2
17 Mordor De Beque 2 2

Idaho Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Mt. Baldy Ketchum 21 11
2 Lucky Peak Boise 12 8
3 King Mountain Moore 9 6
4 Sun Peak Hailey 6 5
5 Squaw Emmett 5 4
6 8th Street L... Boise 4 4

Massachusetts Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Mount Greylock Adams 17 8
2 Mount Tom Holyoke 8 6

Montana Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Take OFF Sula 0 0

Nevada Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Slide New Washoe C… 50 24
2 Kingsbury Grade Gardnerville 6 4

New Mexico Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Sandia Peak Cedar Crest 21 16
2 La Jara ridge Grants 4 3
3 Dry Canyon Alamogordo 3 2

New York Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Brace Mountain Boston Corner 26 15
2 Ellenville Cragsmoor 17 11

North Carolina Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Doyles Canton 16 12
2 Tater Hill Silverstone 8 5

Oregon Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Woodrat Moun... Jacksonville 325 80
2 Pine Mouintain Bend 18 10
3 Howard Joseph 7 4

Pennsylvania Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Pulpit Fort Loudon 15 6
2 Little Gap Danielsville 7 5

Tennessee Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Henson Gap Dunlap 37 18
2 Whitwell 31 15

Utah Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Cove Monroe 131 37
2 The V (Bount... Bountiful 78 37
3 Point of the... Draper 42 30
4 Grandeur peak Salt Lake City 39 24
5 Monroe Peak Monroe 98 21
6 Inspo Provo 30 16
7 Junction 28 8
8 Jupiter Park City 14 7
9 Mt.Edna (Mar... Marysvale 14 5
10 Mollies Nipp... Hurricane 4 4
11 Wales Mount Pleasant 11 3
12 Horse Heavan Levan 7 3
13 dinosaur Jensen 3 2

Vermont Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 West Rutland 27 10
2 Burke Mountain Burke 25 9
3 Mt Ascutney West Windsor 13 8

Virginia Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Edith's Gap Luray 69 40
2 Daniels Mt. Stanardsville 16 10
3 Dickey's Ridge Lake Frederick 13 8

Washington Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Tiger Mountain Issaquah 84 44
2 Chelan Butte Chelan 384 29
3 Cliffside Goldendale 32 19
4 Tumwater Leavenworth 49 17
5 Burch Mountain Cashmere 22 15
6 Icicle Leavenworth 25 14
7 5mile North Bend 23 13
8 Blanchard Bow 13 10
9 Dog Mountain Glenoma 9 8
10 Big Johnson Deming 12 8
11 Goat Peak Mazama 12 5
12 Saddle Mountain Mattawa 10 5
13 Rampart Snoqualmie P… 9 5
14 Raptor Ridge Leavenworth 6 4
15 Silver Star Yacolt 3 3
16 Dalles Mtn. ... Gooseneck 5 3
17 Round Mountain Leavenworth 4 2

Wyoming Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Redgrade Sheridan 11 9
2 Teton village Teton Village 11 8
3 Snow King Jackson 5 4
4 Sand Turn Dayton 2 2
5 Whiskey Peak Bairoil 8 2

International

Austria Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Emberger Alm 403 49
2 Schöckl Schöcklstraß… 181 29
3 Stoderzinken Pruggern 152 27
4 Bischling Weng 198 26
5 Kossen Kössen 135 26
6 Schmittenhohe Schmitten 57 21
7 Kreuzjoch Fulpmes 52 20
8 Ternberg Herndleck 53 20
9 Gerlitzen Sauerwald 33 17
10 Hinterstoder 53 16
11 Landeck Zams 29 16
12 Hohe Salve Salvenberg 27 15
13 Hochkar Göstling an… 33 15
14 Feuerkogel Ebensee 38 14
15 Sender Klein... Muttling 31 14
16 Bezau Andelsbuch 32 13
17 Seegrube Innsbruck 27 13
18 Hohe Wand Maiersdorf 25 13
19 Radsberg Kreuth 34 12
20 Adler Lounge Schweinach 49 11
21 Golm Tschagguns 28 11
22 Rührer Parschlug 20 11
23 Wildkogel Neukirchen a… 22 11
24 Goldeck Seetal am Go… 26 10
25 Zillertal Hippach-Schw… 25 10
26 Stubnerkogel Bad Gastein 20 10
27 Fulseck Bad Hofgastein 17 10
28 Kulm Freienberg 19 9
29 Schneeberg Mühlbach am… 9 9
30 Rottenstein 11 9
31 Neunerköpfle Schmieden 19 9
32 Hensler Schnifnerberg 20 9
33 Greim Sankt Peter… 15 8
34 Zettersfeld Debanttal 13 8
35 Penken Finkenberg 19 8
36 Golzentipp Obertilliach 13 8
37 Sillian Arnbach 13 7
38 Muckenkogel Türnitz 15 7
39 Hochjoch Sennigrat 13 7
40 Schönjoch Fiss 10 7
41 Defereggen Innervillgra… 23 7
42 Hahnenkamm Kitzbühel 9 7
43 Polster Eisenerz 11 6
44 Choralpe Nachtsöllberg 16 6
45 Kapall Sankt Anton… 8 5
46 Feldkircher ... Feldkirch 7 5
47 Ötz Oetz 8 5
48 Rofan Maurach 6 5
49 Holzbauer Leoben 8 4
50 Virgen Obermauern 7 4
51 St. Veit Sankt Veit i… 5 4
52 Petzen Unterort 7 4
53 Hochstein Lienz 8 4
54 Hartkaiser Ellmau 31 3
55 Göriach Tröbach 4 3
56 Hoher Fraßen Nüziders 3 2
57 Tessenberg Arnbach 22 2

Canada Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Yamaska Saint-Paul-d… 123 40
2 Pemberton 85 23
3 Coopers Lumby 36 20
4 Mount 7 Golden 65 18
5 Mt. St. Bene... Harrison Mills 27 14
6 Mic Towers Fernie 22 13
7 Swansea Invermere 16 13
8 Bridal Falls Rosedale 20 11
9 MacKenzie Revelstoke 21 11
10 Elko Caithness 13 8
11 Mt. Woodside Agassiz 23 8
12 Tunnel Bluff Lions Bay 17 8
13 Mt Proctor Fernie 13 7
14 Red mtn Trail 6 5
15 Wasa Arrow Creek 6 4
16 Grand Morne Sainte-Cloti… 4 4
17 King Eddy Baldy Vernon 4 3
18 Mara 6 3
19 Grouse Mountain North Vancou… 4 3
20 Seymour North Vancou… 7 3

Colombia Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Roldanillo 1618 92
2 Piedechinche El Cerrito 146 31
3 Ansermanuevo 39 17
4 San Felix Bello 27 12
5 Apia Risaralda Apía 15 8
6 La Union La Unión 8 7
7 Matasanos Barbosa 9 6

Costa Rica Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Tirra Rivas Rivas 63 29
2 Dominical Savegre de A… 35 18
3 Jaco 6 5

France Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 St. André Saint-André-… 309 67
2 Saint Hilaire Saint-Hilaire 289 47
3 Col de la Fo... Montmin 142 42
4 Chabre Val Buëch-Mé… 94 40
5 Planfait Talloires-Mo… 89 35
6 Planpraz Chamonix-Mon… 118 30
7 Col de Bleyne Andon 75 30
8 Montlambert Saint-Jean-d… 89 26
9 Mont Lachat Le Grand-Bor… 81 23
10 Chorges 60 23
11 Marlens Val de Chaise 57 22
12 Puy Aillaud Vallouise-Pe… 44 22
13 Gourdon 61 22
14 Verel Verel-Pragon… 26 19
15 Les Richards Saint-Jean-S… 39 19
16 Pic des Mouches Puyloubier 28 18
17 St. Jean Montclar 37 18
18 Sambuy Seythenex 57 17
19 Bergies Barret-de-Li… 36 17
20 Col Vert Saint-Paul-d… 59 17
21 Col des Aravis La Giettaz 40 16
22 Rabou Gap 32 16
23 St. Vincent ... Ubaye-Serre-… 23 16
24 Moucherotte Saint-Nizier… 36 15
25 Meruz Ugine 57 15
26 Serpaton Saint-Paul-l… 34 14
27 Le Morclan Châtel 22 14
28 Tourrettes-s... Tourrettes-s… 15 13
29 Chamrousse 24 13
30 Plaine Joux Passy 37 13
31 Saleve La Muraz 32 13
32 Samoens Samoëns 19 11
33 Clamontard Luc-en-Diois 11 11
34 La Clusaz 21 11
35 Serre Buzard Châteauroux-… 22 11
36 Pravouta Saint-Pierre… 14 10
37 Soleil Boeuf Saint-Pons 18 10
38 L'Arbaron Magland 23 10
39 Fourneby Gréolières 16 10
40 Bisanne Villard-sur-… 23 10
41 Aspres La Faurie 14 10
42 Semnoz Viuz-la-Chié… 23 9
43 Moustiers Moustiers-Sa… 11 9
44 Varan Passy 13 9
45 Aiguebelette Nances 14 9
46 Vesancy 18 9
47 Morzine 14 9
48 Digne Les Ba... Digne 31 9
49 Allevard 12 8
50 Col d'Izoard Arvieux 24 8
51 Sorgia Valserhône 9 8
52 Aillons Aillon-le-Je… 13 8
53 Aussois 8 8
54 Plan de l'Ai... Chamonix-Mon… 28 7
55 Col du Fer Val de Chaise 23 7
56 Courtet Saint-Baudil… 12 7
57 Aureille La Haute-Bea… 8 7
58 Col de la Ba... Omblèze 7 6
59 Le Mont Séez 10 6
60 Les Couteaux Orcier 8 6
61 Oraison 7 6
62 Mieussy 9 6
63 Fort de la P... Bourg-Saint-… 22 6
64 Plan de la B... Bourg-Saint-… 11 6
65 Col de l'Arp... Ugine 8 5
66 Col du Banchet Ayn 7 5
67 St. Pierre d... Crêts-en-Bel… 7 4
68 Tamie Mercury 8 4
69 Catray Valserhône 5 4
70 La Flegere Chamonix-Mon… 4 3

Germany Launches

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XC Flights
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XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Hochfelln Ruhpolding 59 17
2 Brauneck Lenggries 45 16
3 Hochries Samerberg 26 13
4 Nebelhorn Oberstdorf 18 12
5 Wallberg Rottach-Egern 19 11
6 Hochplatte Marquartstein 17 11
7 Wank Garmisch-Par… 15 9
8 Rechenberg Unterwössen 16 8
9 Ruhpolding U... Ruhpolding 17 8
10 Spießer Bad Hindelang 19 7
11 Tegelberg Schwangau 9 7
12 Mittag Blaichach 8 6
13 Sulzberg Raubling 6 5
14 Rampoldplatte Brannenburg 5 5
15 Vogelsang Bayrischzell 5 5
16 Predigtstuhl Forst Sankt… 5 4
17 Weiherkopf Bolsterlang 5 3

Guatemala Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Panajachel 60 36
2 Chiquimula San Jacinto 66 17