That’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!
Flyers can take advantage of the “Mount 7 Up Truck” service for getting up to the Mt7 launch (The Lookout) or use the service as a way to retrieve your vehicle at the end of the day.
Well it’s the time of year when the end of winter is just over the horizon. Thoughts start turning to acquiring “the latest, greatest and coolest” gear for 2017. Simultaneously, enticing equipment ads start showing up – now usually in the form of beautifully made YouTube or Vimeo videos.
The 2017 hang gliding and paragliding season in Golden BC will soon be upon us. Time to get signed up for the event of the season – The annual Willi-XC Challenge…
In 90 seconds you can get a quick overview of why Golden is a great adventure tourism destination. When you’re not flying off Mount 7, check out other activities in this great little video:
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…
- Book the Dates: July 22 to Aug 1(comp days July 23rd thru 31st).
- Register Now: You can register now at: http://thewillixc.com/event-details/willi-registration/
- 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.