XC Paragliding Launches

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Flights

Recent XC Flights

Date Launch Pilot XC Pts Distance Max Alt
Jan 17, 2022 El Peñon Koenvc 105 75 km 2,966 m
Jan 17, 2022 unknown barnouin84 92 66 km 2,289 m
Jan 17, 2022 unknown wagner 82 68 km 2,176 m
Jan 17, 2022 unknown pesav 75 63 km 2,247 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo marek_mastalerz 136 85 km 2,281 m
Jan 17, 2022 unknown Flying8 86 72 km 2,172 m
Jan 17, 2022 unknown justACRO 85 71 km 2,122 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo xcspike 99 71 km 2,234 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo Hamty 112 70 km 2,221 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo jhawkins 107 67 km 2,335 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo madnes7 129 81 km 2,521 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo AndrewTR30 107 89 km 2,475 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo Getstefan123 90 75 km 2,086 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo wregiew 73 61 km 2,187 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo Piotr123Bugaj 93 77 km 2,303 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo jacekzakrzewski 85 61 km 2,287 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo emkozlows 94 79 km 2,274 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo kschmidt 128 92 km 2,338 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo Kloic 108 67 km 2,225 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo JamesMonypenny 122 87 km 2,356 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo AMTS 78 65 km 2,252 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo Mersman 74 62 km 2,106 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo Poludnk 94 78 km 2,208 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo Jemand123 90 75 km 2,237 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo prhans 110 68 km 2,156 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo BBLACK 87 72 km 2,248 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo Domin 106 106 km 2,262 m
Jan 17, 2022 Roldanillo ghish 119 85 km 2,373 m
Jan 16, 2022 Blossom Valley dimich 20 12 km 1,080 m
Jan 16, 2022 South Mountain Mitchstar911 14 11 km 1,128 m
Jan 16, 2022 South Mountain kpthompson1 18 13 km 1,267 m
Jan 16, 2022 El Peñon istaveren 79 66 km 3,117 m
Jan 16, 2022 Piedechinche Miguelzarate 65 65 km 2,610 m
Jan 16, 2022 Piedechinche Siriri 65 65 km 2,570 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown AndrewTR30 132 94 km 2,730 m
Jan 16, 2022 Piedechinche Marian 94 67 km 2,619 m
Jan 16, 2022 Piedechinche bzira 93 66 km 2,660 m
Jan 16, 2022 Ansermanuevo YANN 71 71 km 2,459 m
Jan 16, 2022 Piedechinche charlie 121 87 km 2,596 m
Jan 16, 2022 Piedechinche Mozza805 74 74 km 2,653 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Lillejensen 124 88 km 2,645 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown Jsinason 74 62 km 2,408 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo kschmidt 124 88 km 2,632 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Diego_Moreno 69 69 km 2,413 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown sandrotraussnig 95 68 km 2,546 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Getstefan123 124 89 km 2,554 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo jacekzakrzewski 68 68 km 2,580 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo cgrohs 70 70 km 2,533 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo IndyFlyer 149 124 km 2,731 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo wregiew 129 92 km 2,546 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Piotr123Bugaj 108 77 km 2,546 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo barmaqwa 120 86 km 2,508 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo JacekWolak 75 75 km 2,517 m
Jan 16, 2022 Ansermanuevo jpsanchez 113 113 km 2,592 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo xcspike 137 98 km 2,647 m
Jan 16, 2022 Ansermanuevo fmartinezt 136 136 km 2,581 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo emkozlows 100 72 km 2,550 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo xcWitia 135 97 km 2,706 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown skorkatibor 86 72 km 2,606 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo PrzemekJakubczyk 134 96 km 2,632 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo madnes7 110 79 km 2,539 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo galileogali 67 67 km 2,465 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Robson2020 111 79 km 2,614 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Tinseng 121 87 km 2,603 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo pepemalecki 119 99 km 2,595 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Jemand123 121 86 km 2,654 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo cristoburger 168 105 km 2,621 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown flyingoliman 82 69 km 2,443 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown pesav 0 68 km 2,448 m
Jan 16, 2022 Apia Risaralda jmendys 97 61 km 2,624 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Yanky 83 83 km 2,630 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown Flying8 87 72 km 2,558 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Blazej 101 72 km 2,616 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo turbotor 119 99 km 2,678 m
Jan 16, 2022 Piedechinche PatLach 152 109 km 2,580 m
Jan 16, 2022 Piedechinche tom230s 145 104 km 2,639 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo tjenarefan 124 103 km 2,597 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo CITOLAIR 187 117 km 2,712 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown maximiliankaul 88 88 km 2,508 m
Jan 16, 2022 unknown olisky 125 78 km 2,600 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo GondaMilos 118 84 km 2,436 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Razi 141 101 km 2,812 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Sosgratin 188 118 km 2,602 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Maxcassier 119 99 km 2,525 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo AMTS 128 80 km 2,747 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo ondrap 74 74 km 2,421 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo zedde 159 99 km 2,576 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Petrovich75ua 145 90 km 2,545 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo MarcosPuente 81 81 km 2,467 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo bwedlock 145 104 km 2,467 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Flymarco 124 103 km 2,536 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo JamesMonypenny 153 96 km 3,017 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Sahey 145 103 km 2,605 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Marosnik 188 134 km 2,590 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo prhans 131 82 km 2,517 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Poludnk 149 124 km 2,607 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo Luis 165 138 km 2,450 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo roskobosko 126 105 km 2,364 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo SeaMan 168 105 km 2,593 m
Jan 16, 2022 Roldanillo bourx93 164 117 km 2,430 m

United States

Arizona Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 South Mountain Phoenix 17 14
2 Mingus Mountain Cottonwood 9 6
3 Shaw Butte Phoenix 6 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 83 48
2 EJ Bowl Santa Barbara 73 31
3 Skyport Santa Barbara 47 27
4 Mission Peak Fremont 36 25
5 Mt Vaca Vacaville 116 25
6 Blossom Valley El Cajon 28 23
7 Tollhouse 47 16
8 Dunlap 43 14
9 Whaleback Andesite 17 12
10 Palomar Pauma Valley 16 11
11 Potato Hill Stonyford 28 10
12 Sagebrush Garden Valley 11 9
13 Mussel Rock Daly City 11 9
14 Crestline 11 9
15 Lake Elsinore 15 9
16 Ed Levin Fremont 17 9
17 Walts Point Lone Pine 16 8
18 Mt. Diablo Walnut Creek 23 7
19 Paiute Bishop 16 7
20 Soboba San Jacinto 7 6
21 Torrey Pines... San Diego 6 5
22 Little Black San Diego 7 5
23 Nuthouse Ojai 7 4
24 Pine Maricopa 7 4
25 Sand City 5 4
26 Blackhawk Lucerne Valley 11 4
27 Cheifs Ojai 4 4
28 Blue Rock Vallejo 6 4
29 McGee Mammoth Lakes 6 4
30 VOR,US Santa Barbara 4 3
31 9 Mile Inyokern 10 3
32 Flynns Poleta 5 3
33 Horse Canyon Pine Valley 6 3
34 Windy Hill Portola Valley 2 2
35 Bates Carpinteria 3 2
36 Mt Tamalpais Stinson Beach 4 2

Colorado Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Wonderland Boulder 139 46
2 Lookout Golden 46 30
3 Villa Grove Moffat 28 13
4 Gold Hill Ophir 19 12
5 wolcott Edwards 10 8
6 skinny ridge New Castle 8 6
7 Glenwood Spr... Glenwood Spr… 6 5
8 Aspen Mountain Aspen 2 2
9 Steamboat Sp... Steamboat Sp… 2 1

Idaho Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Mt. Baldy Ketchum 23 12
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… 34 17
2 Kingsbury Grade Gardnerville 9 5

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 297 75
2 Pine Mouintain Bend 12 8

Utah Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Cove Monroe 83 28
2 The V (Bount... Bountiful 45 28
3 Point of the... Draper 25 18
4 Grandeur peak Salt Lake City 26 15
5 Inspo Provo 22 13
6 Monroe Peak Monroe 44 13
7 Junction 16 6
8 Mt.Edna (Mar... Marysvale 8 4
9 Jupiter Park City 8 4
10 Horse Heavan Levan 6 3
11 Wales Mount Pleasant 8 3
12 dinosaur Jensen 3 2

Washington Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Tiger Mountain Issaquah 60 36
2 Chelan Butte Chelan 236 25
3 Cliffside Goldendale 26 17
4 Tumwater Leavenworth 35 14
5 5mile North Bend 20 11
6 Icicle Leavenworth 16 10
7 Blanchard Bow 12 9
8 Big Johnson Deming 11 7
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 8 6
2 Teton village Teton Village 9 6
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 310 42
2 Kossen Kössen 63 22
3 Bischling Weng 103 21
4 Schmittenhohe Schmitten 46 15
5 Landeck Zams 19 13
6 Kreuzjoch Fulpmes 21 12
7 Adler Lounge Schweinach 54 12
8 Gerlitzen Sauerwald 18 11
9 Hohe Salve Salvenberg 19 11
10 Goldeck Seetal am Go… 19 10
11 Seegrube Innsbruck 26 9
12 Golm Tschagguns 22 9
13 Zillertal Hippach-Schw… 20 9
14 Hensler Schnifnerberg 22 7
15 Radsberg Kreuth 17 7
16 Wildkogel Neukirchen a… 17 7
17 Sillian Arnbach 9 6
18 Zettersfeld Debanttal 8 6
19 Stubnerkogel Bad Gastein 16 6
20 Bezau Andelsbuch 15 6
21 Feldkircher ... Feldkirch 9 6
22 Penken Finkenberg 13 5
23 Defereggen Innervillgra… 12 5
24 Golzentipp Obertilliach 7 5
25 Choralpe Nachtsöllberg 13 5
26 Hochjoch Sennigrat 8 5
27 Hochstein Lienz 11 4
28 Ötz Oetz 5 4
29 Kapall Sankt Anton… 5 3
30 Hahnenkamm Kitzbühel 5 3
31 Schönjoch Fiss 4 3
32 Fulseck Bad Hofgastein 3 3
33 St. Veit Sankt Veit i… 2 2
34 Göriach Tröbach 3 2
35 Tessenberg Arnbach 19 2
36 Neunerköpfle Schmieden 3 2
37 Virgen Obermauern 2 1
38 Hoher Fraßen Nüziders 0 0
39 Hartkaiser Ellmau 7 0

Canada Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Coopers Lumby 25 16
2 Mount 7 Golden 61 15
3 Mic Towers Fernie 19 12
4 Pemberton 40 11
5 Mt. St. Bene... Harrison Mills 21 11
6 Swansea Invermere 11 9
7 MacKenzie Revelstoke 15 9
8 Bridal Falls Rosedale 16 8
9 Tunnel Bluff Lions Bay 15 8
10 Mt. Woodside Agassiz 22 8
11 Elko Caithness 10 7
12 Mt Proctor Fernie 9 5
13 Red mtn Trail 5 4
14 King Eddy Baldy Vernon 6 4
15 Mara 6 3
16 Grouse Mountain North Vancou… 5 3
17 Seymour North Vancou… 6 3
18 Wasa Arrow Creek 4 2

Colombia Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Roldanillo 725 65
2 Piedechinche El Cerrito 29 14
3 Ansermanuevo 18 11
4 San Felix Bello 17 8
5 Matasanos Barbosa 5 4
6 Apia Risaralda Apía 6 3

France Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 St. André Saint-André-… 228 60
2 Saint Hilaire Saint-Hilaire 127 32
3 Planfait Talloires-Mo… 40 25
4 Col de la Fo... Montmin 61 24
5 Col de Bleyne Andon 55 24
6 Planpraz Chamonix-Mon… 67 23
7 Chabre Val Buëch-Mé… 47 21
8 Chorges 45 17
9 Marlens Val de Chaise 32 16
10 Montlambert Saint-Jean-d… 33 15
11 Mont Lachat Le Grand-Bor… 45 14
12 Puy Aillaud Vallouise-Pe… 23 14
13 Les Richards Saint-Jean-S… 19 13
14 Pic des Mouches Puyloubier 14 12
15 Meruz Ugine 44 12
16 Sambuy Seythenex 32 11
17 Serpaton Saint-Paul-l… 19 10
18 Gourdon 28 10
19 Col Vert Saint-Paul-d… 33 10
20 Verel Verel-Pragon… 11 10
21 Col des Aravis La Giettaz 17 9
22 Soleil Boeuf Saint-Pons 18 9
23 St. Jean Montclar 16 9
24 Fourneby Gréolières 14 9
25 Saleve La Muraz 14 8
26 St. Vincent ... Ubaye-Serre-… 8 7
27 Moucherotte Saint-Nizier… 8 7
28 La Clusaz 12 6
29 Plaine Joux Passy 13 6
30 Col de l'Arp... Ugine 9 6
31 Rabou Gap 17 6
32 Serre Buzard Châteauroux-… 8 6
33 L'Arbaron Magland 13 6
34 Aiguebelette Nances 9 6
35 Bisanne Villard-sur-… 11 6
36 Morzine 8 6
37 Vesancy 11 5
38 Sorgia Valserhône 5 5
39 Samoens Samoëns 7 4
40 Plan de l'Ai... Chamonix-Mon… 10 4
41 Plan de la B... Bourg-Saint-… 7 4
42 Semnoz Viuz-la-Chié… 5 4
43 Tamie Mercury 7 3
44 Catray Valserhône 4 3
45 Fort de la P... Bourg-Saint-… 8 3
46 Varan Passy 4 3
47 Le Morclan Châtel 4 3
48 Col du Banchet Ayn 3 3
49 Col du Fer Val de Chaise 4 2
50 Allevard 3 2
51 Les Couteaux Orcier 3 2
52 La Flegere Chamonix-Mon… 4 2
53 Digne Les Ba... Digne 19 2
54 Le Mont Séez 5 2
55 Aspres La Faurie 2 2
56 Mieussy 3 2
57 Pravouta Saint-Pierre… 4 2
58 St. Pierre d... Crêts-en-Bel… 2 1
59 Aillons Aillon-le-Je… 1 1

Germany Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Hochfelln Ruhpolding 60 13
2 Wallberg Rottach-Egern 14 11
3 Brauneck Lenggries 23 10
4 Hochplatte Marquartstein 12 8
5 Hochries Samerberg 12 7
6 Predigtstuhl Forst Sankt… 7 6
7 Ruhpolding U... Ruhpolding 13 6
8 Nebelhorn Oberstdorf 10 6
9 Mittag Blaichach 5 4
10 Wank Garmisch-Par… 5 4
11 Rampoldplatte Brannenburg 5 4
12 Spießer Bad Hindelang 9 4
13 Sulzberg Raubling 3 3
14 Vogelsang Bayrischzell 3 3
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… 486 84
2 Gemona Montenars 200 49
3 Cornizzolo Canzo 154 38
4 Cavallaria Brosso 89 36
5 Speikboden Selva dei Mo… 167 29
6 Feltre Pedavena 93 28
7 Antholz Rasun Anters… 183 20
8 Santa Elisab... Chiesanuova 59 19
9 Col Rodella Campitello d… 47 18
10 Monte Maddalena Brescia 31 18
11 Revine Revine Lago 30 17
12 Liretta Busca 23 17
13 Panarotta Levico Terme 58 16
14 Rocca Canavese 33 15
15 Grigna sette... Pasturo 28 15
16 Monte Serva Belluno 22 14
17 Monte Dolada Alpago 42 13
18 Margone Vezzano 21 12
19 Bielmonte Tavigliano 23 11
20 Trubbio Craveggia 25 9
21 Laveno Brenta 18 9
22 Watles Malles Venosta 16 8
23 Casere Ere San Gregorio… 17 8
24 Colonei Caprino Vero… 18 8
25 San Giacomo Andrate 9 7
26 Muthöfe 10 7
27 Meduno 25 7
28 Kronplatz Mareo 12 7
29 Vigiljoch Lana 10 6
30 Caltrano Calvene 9 6
31 Helm Sesto 10 6
32 Gitschberg Vandoies 6 6
33 Bernadia Nimis 9 6
34 Nemina Bianzone 10 6
35 Gas Monte Baldo Caprino vero… 10 5
36 Vedetta Possagno 6 5
37 Cavria Carisolo 9 5
38 Uwaldalm Gsies Gsies 9 5
39 Valdagno 10 5
40 Alpe di Metz Sarre 12 5
41 Rubbio Conco 98 5
42 Rosskopf Ratschings 5 5
43 Penegal Ruffré-Mendo… 7 4
44 Boé Corvara 6 4
45 Tremalzo Ledro 4 3
46 Giumello Vendrogno 4 3
47 Aviano Busa di Vill… 4 3
48 Monte Lussari Tarvisio 4 3
49 Novegno Schio 4 3
50 Blum Rovetta Rovetta 5 3
51 Vöran Verano 3 3
52 Carnale 5 3
53 Durra Gsies 5 3
54 Vobrennte Gais 2 2
55 Monte Corno Lugo di Vice… 13 2
56 Mölten 4 2
57 Monte Celado Arsiè 2 2
58 San Simeone Bordano 11 2
59 Bolettone Ponte Lambro 4 2
60 Montemezzo 3 2
61 Val della Torre 3 2
62 Pfalzen 2 1
63 Passo San Marco Mezzoldo 4 1
64 Bregagno Pianello del… 3 1
65 Campei Bianzone 1 1

Liechtenstein Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Bargella Silum 12 6

Mexico Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 El Peñon La Albarrada 163 36
2 La Malinche Tepalcatepec 5 4

Slovenia Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Kobala Poljubinj 355 47
2 Stol Borjana 141 35
3 Lijak Ravnica 53 29
4 Sorica Zgornja Sorica 103 16
5 Kovk Budanje 10 6
6 Ambroz Ambrož pod K… 21 4

Switzerland Launches

Yearly
XC Flights
Yearly
XC Days
XC Days Per Month
1 Fiesch 674 58
2 Riederalp 272 39
3 Niesen Wimmis 266 25
4 Cimetta Avegno 92 24
5 Motta Naluns Scuol 65 22
6 Fanas 186 21
7 Mornera Monte Carasso 118 18
8 Crap Sogn Gion Falera 80 18
9 Grindelwald 65 18