XC Paragliding Launches

A guide to cross-country paragliding locations

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Thermals
Flights

United States

Arizona Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 South Mountain Phoenix 15 13
2 Mingus Mountain Cottonwood 9 6
3 Shaw Butte Phoenix 5 5
4 Apache Maid Stoneman Lake 5 3
5 Eloy 6 3

California Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Marshall San Bernardino 77 46
2 Mission Peak Fremont 34 24
3 EJ Bowl Santa Barbara 48 24
4 Mt Vaca Vacaville 99 22
5 Blossom Valley El Cajon 26 21
6 Skyport Santa Barbara 33 21
7 Tollhouse 42 15
8 Dunlap 37 13
9 Potato Hill Stonyford 29 11
10 Whaleback Andesite 15 10
11 Palomar Pauma Valley 13 10
12 Lake Elsinore 15 8
13 Crestline 10 8
14 Sagebrush Garden Valley 10 8
15 Walts Point Lone Pine 15 8
16 Ed Levin Fremont 12 8
17 Mt. Diablo Walnut Creek 23 7
18 Paiute Bishop 15 7
19 Mussel Rock Daly City 9 7
20 Torrey Pines... San Diego 7 5
21 Soboba San Jacinto 5 5
22 Sand City 5 4
23 Nuthouse Ojai 6 4
24 Blackhawk Lucerne Valley 11 4
25 Pine Maricopa 5 4
26 Little Black San Diego 5 4
27 McGee Mammoth Lakes 5 3
28 Flynns Poleta 4 3
29 Blue Rock Vallejo 6 3
30 VOR,US Santa Barbara 3 3
31 Horse Canyon Pine Valley 6 3
32 Bates Carpinteria 3 2
33 Mt Tamalpais Stinson Beach 4 2
34 Cheifs Ojai 2 2
35 Windy Hill Portola Valley 2 2
36 9 Mile Inyokern 3 1

Colorado Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Wonderland Boulder 112 38
2 Lookout Golden 36 25
3 Villa Grove Moffat 27 13
4 Gold Hill Ophir 16 10
5 wolcott Edwards 10 8
6 Glenwood Spr... Glenwood Spr… 6 5
7 skinny ridge New Castle 6 4
8 Aspen Mountain Aspen 2 2
9 Steamboat Sp... Steamboat Sp… 2 1
10 Peanut Point De Beque 0 0
11 Ottos tow Mack 0 0

Idaho Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Mt. Baldy Ketchum 26 13
2 8th Street L... Boise 12 10
3 Sun Peak Hailey 6 4
4 Lucky Peak Boise 3 3
5 Squaw Emmett 3 2

Nevada Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Slide New Washoe C… 26 14
2 Kingsbury Grade Gardnerville 8 6

New Mexico Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Sandia Peak Cedar Crest 17 14
2 La Jara ridge Grants 5 4
3 Dry Canyon Alamogordo 5 2

Oregon Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Woodrat Moun... Jacksonville 254 66
2 Pine Mouintain Bend 13 8

Utah Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 The V (Bount... Bountiful 39 26
2 Cove Monroe 64 24
3 Point of the... Draper 24 17
4 Inspo Provo 21 13
5 Grandeur peak Salt Lake City 15 11
6 Monroe Peak Monroe 32 10
7 Junction 12 5
8 Jupiter Park City 7 4
9 Horse Heavan Levan 6 3
10 Mt.Edna (Mar... Marysvale 5 3
11 Wales Mount Pleasant 5 3
12 dinosaur Jensen 3 2

Washington Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Tiger Mountain Issaquah 50 30
2 Chelan Butte Chelan 207 22
3 Cliffside Goldendale 25 17
4 Tumwater Leavenworth 33 13
5 5mile North Bend 20 11
6 Icicle Leavenworth 15 10
7 Blanchard Bow 8 6
8 Big Johnson Deming 8 6
9 Burch Mountain Cashmere 7 5
10 Goat Peak Mazama 11 5
11 Saddle Mountain Mattawa 8 4
12 Raptor Ridge Leavenworth 5 3
13 Silver Star Yacolt 3 3
14 Round Mountain Leavenworth 3 1

Wyoming Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Redgrade Sheridan 6 5
2 Teton village Teton Village 8 5
3 Snow King Jackson 3 3
4 Sand Turn Dayton 2 2

International

Austria Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Emberger Alm 301 42
2 Kossen Kössen 56 21
3 Bischling Weng 113 21
4 Schmittenhohe Schmitten 39 13
5 Adler Lounge Schweinach 52 12
6 Hohe Salve Salvenberg 19 12
7 Kreuzjoch Fulpmes 19 12
8 Landeck Zams 17 11
9 Gerlitzen Sauerwald 17 11
10 Seegrube Innsbruck 28 11
11 Golm Tschagguns 24 9
12 Goldeck Seetal am Go… 17 9
13 Zillertal Hippach-Schw… 23 9
14 Wildkogel Neukirchen a… 19 8
15 Hensler Schnifnerberg 21 7
16 Radsberg Kreuth 17 7
17 Stubnerkogel Bad Gastein 15 7
18 Sillian Arnbach 9 7
19 Bezau Andelsbuch 13 6
20 Feldkircher ... Feldkirch 9 6
21 Choralpe Nachtsöllberg 14 5
22 Zettersfeld Debanttal 6 5
23 Defereggen Innervillgra… 10 4
24 Penken Finkenberg 10 4
25 Hochjoch Sennigrat 7 4
26 Hochstein Lienz 14 4
27 Golzentipp Obertilliach 5 4
28 Ötz Oetz 5 4
29 Hahnenkamm Kitzbühel 5 3
30 Kapall Sankt Anton… 5 3
31 Schönjoch Fiss 3 2
32 Göriach Tröbach 3 2
33 St. Veit Sankt Veit i… 2 2
34 Fulseck Bad Hofgastein 2 2
35 Tessenberg Arnbach 19 2
36 Neunerköpfle Schmieden 3 2
37 Virgen Obermauern 2 1
38 Hoher Fraßen Nüziders 2 1
39 Hartkaiser Ellmau 4 0
40 Rosskopf Innergschlöß 0 0

Canada Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Coopers Lumby 22 14
2 Mount 7 Golden 64 14
3 Mic Towers Fernie 19 11
4 Pemberton 39 11
5 Mt. St. Bene... Harrison Mills 21 11
6 Swansea Invermere 10 8
7 Mt. Woodside Agassiz 21 8
8 Bridal Falls Rosedale 13 8
9 Elko Caithness 10 7
10 MacKenzie Revelstoke 11 6
11 Mt Proctor Fernie 9 5
12 Tunnel Bluff Lions Bay 9 4
13 Red mtn Trail 5 4
14 King Eddy Baldy Vernon 6 4
15 Grouse Mountain North Vancou… 5 3
16 Seymour North Vancou… 6 3
17 Mara 5 3
18 Wasa Arrow Creek 4 2

Colombia Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Roldanillo 702 68
2 Piedechinche El Cerrito 24 12
3 Ansermanuevo 17 11
4 San Felix Bello 8 4
5 Apia Risaralda Apía 7 4

France Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Saint Hilaire Saint-Hilaire 108 28
2 Col de la Fo... Montmin 54 22
3 Planfait Talloires-Mo… 36 22
4 Planpraz Chamonix-Mon… 58 20
5 Marlens Val de Chaise 30 15
6 Mont Lachat Le Grand-Bor… 43 14
7 Montlambert Saint-Jean-d… 29 13
8 Meruz Ugine 38 11
9 Sambuy Seythenex 32 11
10 Verel Verel-Pragon… 11 10
11 Col des Aravis La Giettaz 15 8
12 Saleve La Muraz 13 7
13 Col de l'Arp... Ugine 9 6
14 L'Arbaron Magland 13 6
15 La Clusaz 10 6
16 Bisanne Villard-sur-… 11 6
17 Morzine 8 6
18 Plaine Joux Passy 11 5
19 Vesancy 9 5
20 Aiguebelette Nances 6 4
21 Plan de l'Ai... Chamonix-Mon… 9 4
22 Samoens Samoëns 6 4
23 Semnoz Viuz-la-Chié… 5 3
24 Plan de la B... Bourg-Saint-… 6 3
25 Catray Valserhône 4 3
26 Varan Passy 4 3
27 Le Morclan Châtel 4 3
28 Col du Banchet Ayn 3 3
29 Col du Fer Val de Chaise 4 2
30 Allevard 3 2
31 Le Mont Séez 5 2
32 La Flegere Chamonix-Mon… 4 2
33 Tamie Mercury 4 2
34 Pravouta Saint-Pierre… 4 2
35 Les Couteaux Orcier 2 2
36 Mieussy 3 2
37 Sorgia Valserhône 1 1
38 Fort de la P... Bourg-Saint-… 2 1
39 St. Pierre d... Crêts-en-Bel… 2 1
40 Aillons Aillon-le-Je… 1 1

Germany Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Hochfelln Ruhpolding 56 12
2 Wallberg Rottach-Egern 13 10
3 Brauneck Lenggries 24 10
4 Hochplatte Marquartstein 12 8
5 Hochries Samerberg 10 6
6 Nebelhorn Oberstdorf 9 6
7 Predigtstuhl Forst Sankt… 7 6
8 Ruhpolding U... Ruhpolding 11 5
9 Mittag Blaichach 5 4
10 Wank Garmisch-Par… 5 4
11 Spießer Bad Hindelang 7 3
12 Sulzberg Raubling 3 3
13 Rampoldplatte Brannenburg 3 2
14 Vogelsang Bayrischzell 2 2
15 Weiherkopf Bolsterlang 2 2
16 Rechenberg Unterwössen 2 2
17 Tegelberg Schwangau 1 1

Italy Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Bassano Borso del Gr… 478 81
2 Gemona Montenars 194 50
3 Cornizzolo Canzo 166 37
4 Cavallaria Brosso 91 35
5 Speikboden Selva dei Mo… 171 29
6 Feltre Pedavena 94 27
7 Antholz Rasun Anters… 219 20
8 Santa Elisab... Chiesanuova 59 19
9 Col Rodella Campitello d… 44 17
10 Monte Maddalena Brescia 30 17
11 Revine Revine Lago 30 16
12 Rocca Canavese 31 15
13 Grigna sette... Pasturo 27 14
14 Panarotta Levico Terme 50 14
15 Monte Serva Belluno 22 13
16 Monte Dolada Alpago 52 13
17 Margone Vezzano 19 11
18 Bielmonte Tavigliano 24 11
19 Laveno Brenta 18 9
20 Trubbio Craveggia 25 8
21 Colonei Caprino Vero… 18 8
22 Casere Ere San Gregorio… 17 8
23 Watles Malles Venosta 15 8
24 Muthöfe 10 7
25 San Giacomo Andrate 8 6
26 Meduno 24 6
27 Kronplatz Mareo 11 6
28 Helm Sesto 10 6
29 Bernadia Nimis 9 6
30 Gitschberg Vandoies 6 5
31 Nemina Bianzone 9 5
32 Caltrano Calvene 8 5
33 Vigiljoch Lana 8 5
34 Uwaldalm Gsies Gsies 10 5
35 Alpe di Metz Sarre 12 5
36 Cavria Carisolo 9 5
37 Rubbio Conco 81 4
38 Valdagno 9 4
39 Gas Monte Baldo Caprino vero… 7 4
40 Boé Corvara 6 4
41 Penegal Ruffré-Mendo… 6 4
42 Tremalzo Ledro 4 3
43 Blum Rovetta Rovetta 5 3
44 Vöran Verano 3 3
45 Giumello Vendrogno 4 3
46 Aviano Busa di Vill… 3 3
47 Monte Lussari Tarvisio 3 3
48 Durra Gsies 5 3
49 Vobrennte Gais 3 2
50 Carnale 4 2
51 Monte Celado Arsiè 2 2
52 Novegno Schio 3 2
53 Mölten 4 2
54 Bolettone Ponte Lambro 4 2
55 Montemezzo 3 2
56 Val della Torre 3 2
57 San Simeone Bordano 10 2
58 Bregagno Pianello del… 3 1
59 Passo San Marco Mezzoldo 4 1
60 Campei Bianzone 1 1
61 Pfalzen 1 1

Liechtenstein Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Bargella Silum 13 6

Mexico Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 El Peñon La Albarrada 114 32
2 La Malinche Tepalcatepec 2 2

Slovenia Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Kobala Poljubinj 370 47
2 Stol Borjana 162 37
3 Lijak Ravnica 52 28
4 Sorica Zgornja Sorica 121 16
5 Kovk Budanje 9 5
6 Ambroz Ambrož pod K… 18 3

Switzerland Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Fiesch 727 58
2 Riederalp 252 39
3 Niesen Wimmis 258 25
4 Cimetta Avegno 89 24
5 Motta Naluns Scuol 72 23
6 Fanas 178 21
7 Mornera Monte Carasso 112 18
8 Wispile Lauenen 48 17
9 Grindelwald 67 17
10 Crap Sogn Gion Falera 71 17
11 Marbachegg Marbach 43 16
12 Mauborget 41 15
13 Brunni Engelberg 65 15
14 Ebenalp Schwende 39 11
15 Jaman Montreux 24 11
16 Le Suchet Rances 30 11
17 Balderen Zürich 25 11
18 Pilatus Kulm Alpnach 23 11
19 Amisbuhl Beatenberg 24 11
20 La Breya Orsières 26 10
21 Lai Alv Disentis 99 10
22 Pizol Wangs 21 10
23 Mäggisseren Frutigen 26 9
24 Pleiades Blonay 15 9
25 Pany Luzein 20 8
26 Rotenflue Schwyz 9 8
27 Mentschelen Pohlern 14 8
28 Braunwald Glarus Süd 16 8
29 Cari Calpiogna 46 8
30 Cret du Midi Chalais VS 13 8
31 Leysin 12 7
32 Gummen Dallenwil 28 7
33 Scheidegg Wald 9 7
34 Anzere Arbaz 9 7
35 Moosfluh Bettmeralp 19 6
36 Moleson Greyerz 11 6
37 Schilthorn Lauterbrunnen 14 6
38 Tschenten Adelboden 18 6
39 Ruogig Bürglen 17 6
40 Gana Cugnasco 10 5
41 Monte Generoso Capolago 7 5
42 Saint-Cergue 9 5
43 Niederhorn Beatenberg 7 5
44 Verbier Bagnes 10 5
45 Planplatten Hasliberg 6 5
46 Hinterrugg Alt Sankt Jo… 6 4
47 Les Petis Val-d'Illiez 8 4
48 Gotschna Davos 7 4
49 Hüsliberg Schänis 5 4
50 Jakobshorn Davos Platz 7 4
51 Prafandaz Leysin 10 4
52 Corvatsch Silvaplana 6 4
53 Zugerberg Zug 5 4