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Paragliding & Hang Gliding in Golden BC Canada

2024 Season Gets Started…

Lookout Launch Mt7The access road to the Lookout Launch on Mount 7 was vehicle accessible by May 29th this year. This is pretty close to the usual time for the road to be open.  For the past 10 years or so we’ve always planned for the first week of June as the time for things to be clear of snow and excessive wet/muddy sections on the road up.
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2023 mid-summer flying turned out better than expected.

Paragliding over Columbia Valley

Though British Columbia experienced a record breaking wildfire season, the Golden area fared much better than most areas of the province as far as bad air quality and dense smoke were concerned. Some exceptional flights were had especially during the Willi-XC competition which ran for 9 days starting July 27th.

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2023 Paragliding & Hang Gliding Season is Good To Go

The Lookout on Mt.7 Golden BC

As of May 11, 2023 the 15km stretch of the Bowle-Evans forestry road up to the Lookout Launch was clear and fully accessible by vehicle. This is early access for the Lookout due to a low snow year and unusually warm May temperatures. (30c downtown for a string of days starting May 11).

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2022 Season Turned Out to be Memorable.

Flying High over Mount7 in Golden BC

Photo courtesy: Guus Luijten

The 2022 flying season in Golden was off to a slow start in June with a fair amount of rain and sketchy conditions. Most of the decent June flights occurred in the evenings after conditions settled down and the overdevelopment cleared. Come July the weather improved quickly with consistently nice days and rising temperatures (high 20s and low 30s).

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The Annual Willi XC Challenge Starts Tomorrow

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Event Dates: July 24 – August 8, 2021

This will be the 25th year of what started as a side bet challenge amongst a small group for flying friends and has grown into an annual XC pilgrimage for many. Due to Covid restrictions, this iteration will not be the big event we had hoped for, but we want it to happen in the best possible way.

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