• Soaring flights in summer over the Davos Brämabüel

Flying Sites Davos Klosters

Almost from the very beginning of paragliding, the flying possibilities Almost from the beginning of paragliding Davos Klosters well-known as excellent area to practice the sport.

Davos Klosters is an year-round flying area in the east of Switzerland. Thanks to a good infrastructure, easy take-offs and landings, no airspace restrictions by airports or heli-ports (exception: flight ban during the World Economic Forum) Davos Klosters enjoys great popularity among paragliding pilots.

Acro- or cross-country flights, thermal or soaring, Hike & Fly. On the mountains around Davos, (almost) every flight-wish gets fulfilled.

The Red Bull X-Alps also made a stop here in 2019 and provided unforgettable paragliding moments.

Flight area Jakobshorn

In the wind-protected flying arena on the Jakobshorn in Davos, flying is possible all year round. With its take-off possibilities in almost all directions, the Jakobshorn is the main flying mountain in Davos. The two sections of the Jakobshorn cable car provide easy access to the summit and from there to the launch sites.

Starting point summit

The start is directly below the summit, at the angel of peace by the Davos sculptor Andreas Hofer.

The start in northern direction is reserved for experienced pilots.

Starting direction: SSW-W, N
Altitude: 2’530 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°46’22.43 “N, 9°50’45.92 “E
Difficulty: Easy (SW) – Moderate (N, W)

Starting point Jatzhütte

Especially in the winter, people often start from the Jatzhütte. From the Jakobshorn summit, the Jatzhütte can be reached in about 10 minutes. The (SW-W) launch site directly in front of the hut is quite steep, so that one can get away well even with zero wind in winter.

The take-off place (S) behind the hut is very flat. In case of zero wind a fast sprint is necessary here.
If you can’t get out at the Jatzhütte you can walk towards Chalet Güggel and take the Güggelbahn back to the summit.

Start direction: SW, W, SO, O
Altitude: 2’502 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°45’58.80 “N, 9°51’2.98 “E
Difficulty: Simple

Paragliding launch site Davos Brämabüel

Launch site Brämabüel

Easy takeoff to the north. In summer you start directly into the upwind band of the reliable valley wind.

You can also start in a westerly direction.

Start direction: N, W
Altitude: 2’475 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°46’51.23 “N, 9°50’56.55 “E
Difficulty: Easy (N) – Moderate (W)

Launch Site Rot-Wiess

Very easy, flat take off towards north. Ideal starting point if the wind blows too strong on the top. Also ideal for toplandings. A popular destination also for after-work Hike&Flys, because in summer the valley wind often blows also in the evening.

Start direction: N, NW
Altitude: 2’300 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°47’7.83 “N, 9°50’48.01 “E
Difficulty: Simple

Winter landing site Davos Carjöl

Winter landing site Carjöl

The winter landing site is located just behind the Carjöl chairlift next to the cross-country skiing track.

Altitude: 1’535 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°47’14.14 “N, 9°49’5.23 “E

Paragliding summer landing site Davos Bolgen

Summer landing site Bolgen

The summer landing site is located on the large meadow in front of the restaurant Borgen Plaza.

Altitude: 1’535 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°47’22.68″N, 9°49’18.57″E

Other flight options in Davos

Launch site Strelapass

Schatzalp

Schatzalp is the starting point for many beautiful Hike&Flys. Thanks to the southeast orientation of the mountain flank, thermals develop quite early in the morning. From noon on, you have to expect down wind due to the valley wind.

Paragliding-Start Weissfluhgipfel / Davos

Parsenn

Since the closure of the landing site on Lake Davos during the vegetation season, Davos Parsenn can unfortunately no longer be used as a training flying site in summer.

Flying site Klosters

Paragliding launch site Gotschna nortj

Launch site Gotschna North

Located only about 150 meters from the mountain station of the Gotschna cable car. In summer blows usually a reliable valley wind from the Prättigau valley. Then you can start directly into the upwind band from here. In winter you can start on a flat plateau. Toplandings are also possible by experienced pilots.
There is a weather station at the launch site which can be accessed via the following link: https://holfuy.com/de/data/376

Start direction: N
Altitude: 2’275 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°51’32.44 “N, 9°50’43.11 “E
Difficulty: Easy-Medium

Paragliding launch site Gotschna south

Launch site Gotschna South

The Gotschna south launch can be reached on foot from the mountain station of the Gotschnabahn in about 5-10 minutes (direction South / Davos). After passing under the ropes of the chairlift Schwarzseealp you will find the launch on the left side.

Start direction: S, SW, SO
Altitude: 2’225 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°51’18.59 “N, 9°51’4.46 “E
Difficulty: Simple

Paragliding-Startplatz Madrisa Schaffürggli

Launch site Madrisa Schaffürggli

Since the construction of the comfortable 6-seater chairlift Schaffürggli, the starting point is easy to reach. The chairlift operates only in winter. Due to the reliable Madrisa thermal, thermals can be flown here early in the year.

Start direction: S, SW
Altitude: 2’380 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°55’2.81 “N, 9°52’11.64 “E
Difficulty: Simple

Paragliding landing sites Klosters

Summer landing site Klosters

From the sports centre / open-air swimming pool Klosters you reach the summer landing place in direction O/SO. The landing place is marked with a wind flag and a folding place is marked.

Altitude: 1’190 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°51’46.1″, N 9°53’37.8″E

Winter landing site Klosters

The winter landing place in Klosters is located near the sports centre in eastern direction opposite the Doggiloch lake

Height: 1’180 m.a.s.l.
GPS: 46°51’57.49 “N, 9°53’21.43 “E

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