The wind exposure and the variety of slopes makes the Lautaret Mountain Pass one of Europe's best snow kiting spots. Try riding with the wind, with skis on your boots.
When snow kiting you will be pulled by a kite while riding either a snowboard or skis. It’s easier to start out on skis. You can do a beginner’s course or improve your skills or even go for a whole-day snow kiting tour. The classes are accessible to everyone who is in good shape, even children (from 7 years).
Col du Lautaret, Villar-d'Arêne
Snow Kite at the col du Lautaret with Kite Legende
Since 2006 the SnowKiting school based at the Lautaret pass welcomes you. Beginners and advanced kiters supervised by state qualified instructors who will help you to progress in compliance…
This map shows the regulations concerning free flights in the Ecrins National Park.
"In the Ecrins National Park, a decree is implemented (a decision made by the director on the 19th of May 2013.) These rules were created and established with the contribution of paragliders. It is now part of a convention between the National Park and the paragliders"
- Free flying in the National Park at less than a 1000 meters above the ground is prohibited from the 1st of November to the 30th of June.
- Take-offs from 8 peaks and some flying routes are allowed from the 1st of May until the 30th of June. Please check the map for further details on which summits and routes are allowed.
- It is prohibited to construct or materialise a take off or a landing area in the National Park.
- Flying at less than a 1000 meters aboveThe Lauvitel nature reserve is forbidden.
Villar d'Arène : there is a perfect slope to learn the art of paragliding starting from the Pontet Lake above the hamlet Les Cours.
Téléphérique de La Grave, La Grave
Paragliding with the Bureau des Guides de La Grave
Would you like to discover La Grave, the Écrins massif and the Oisans from the air? Or treat yourself to a paragliding experience on the north face of the Meije?