Paragliding in Voss Resort
Voss is a paragliders paradise and one of the best places for paragliding in western Norway and Norway.
The reason for that is due to the following considerations:
- An express chair lift that takes you to the top off the mountain (during Ekstremsportveko)
- South facing start with good thermals
- Approximately 600 meters in vertical
- Main landing field in the middle of town by the lake “Vagnsvatnet”
- Distance flying in many directions
Important information regarding closed areas:
During spring, summer and autumn there will be construction work, including blasting work, from the parking lot at Tråstølen up to Bavallstoppen, due to construction of infrastructur for future projects. Please note that this is a construction site and that the road from the parking lot at Tråstølen up to Bavallstoppen can’t be used for hiking/biking. A marked “T-trail” through the cabin area up to Horgaletten and Lønahorgi will not be effected by the construction work.
In addition, during the period of 7 May to 1 August 2018, there will be construction work, including blasting work/work with explosive substances, in the area Mølster – Hanguren. This is due to the construcion of a new gondola. Please note that entry within the restricted area is strictly forbidden. The area is limited with “No Entry” signs – please respect this.
South facing start at Hanguren
The paragliding take off is located at 200 vertical meters on the right side of Hangursrestauranten. The take-off is located on a nice grassy, relative flat area that ends up in a marked triangle. Since the take-off is south facing, you will be able to enjoy all the thermals that the mountainside creates. Early in the day, you will find the thermals in the western corner, just to the left of the wind socket. Later in the day you will find them over the lift mast forward of the Hangursrestaurant. Note! Remember to stay clear of the cables.
In the afternoon, the breeze will pick up. You will therefore get side winds at the take-off and it adds more risks to your flight. Problems during landing can also occur. If you pay attention to the lake «Vangsvatnet» you will see when the wind is changing. Fly down in time!