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Paragliding & Hang Gliding in Golden BC Canada

2017 Flying Season is Done

Mount 7 Golden BCThat’s a wrap on the 2017 hang gliding and paragliding season in Golden BC. The Lookout launch on Mount 7 got snowed on last week and heavier snow is predicted for the balance of this week. It was a pretty good summer despite forest fire smoke in the air most of the time. Many pilots achieved personal best distances during the 2017 Willi-XC Challenge event with several achieving the 140km benchmark – Golden to Canal Flats.

Time to put away the wings and get out the skis. See you in June 2018 on Mount 7 in Golden BC!

2016 Season

Mount 7 Summit Golden BCPeter Bowle-Evans Drive (the access road to The Lookout on Mount 7) is open. The launch is accessible by vehicle and flying can commence as soon as the “Maysoons” subside. So far the May 21st long weekend has been it’s usual cold, damp and cloudy self.

Sign up for the 2016 Willi XC Event

In 2016  The Willi-XC will be bigger and better! We will be celebrating the 20th Willi, the 25th year of paragliding competitions in Golden, and 40+ years of hang gliding in the Columbia Valley. All pilots who have flown Golden, past and present, are invited to join us for a Retro Night, Saturday, July 30 – a band, dancing, old friends and likely some stories! Wear an old t-shirt or flight suit, and enjoy a reunion with old pilots and new. You don’t need to participate in the Willi to attend.

Here’s what you need to know to participate in the actual flying competition…

  1. Book the Dates: July 22 to Aug 1(comp days July 23rd thru 31st).
  2. Register Now: You can register now at: http://thewillixc.com/event-details/willi-registration/
  3. Beat the Cap: Due to launch and other restrictions, registration will be limited to 120 pilots. As of today, almost 50 of your flying friends are already registered.

Head on over to The Willi XC Challenge website for complete details:
http://thewillixc.com/