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Try Skydiving in Whistler

Whistler SkydivingLooking for something new and exciting while staying in Whistler why not try skydiving. Jump from over 10,500 feet and experience over 45 seconds of freefall. This extreme activity is sure to get the adrenaline pumping into overdrive and leaving you with an experience you'll be talking about for the rest of your life.

About Whistler Skydiving

If this seems like something you would like to try than Whistler Skydiving is your one stop shop for it all.

Originally formed by brothers Steve and Mike Smith who fell in love with the sport while travelling in Switzerland. After returning to their hometown of Vancouver they set up shop in Whistler providing Whistler's first skydiving service. Though the business is based out of Whistler jumps and flights are taken in Pemberton B.C just 25 minutes north of Whistler due to the convenience of the Pemberton Airport.

Getting Started

For those who have never skydived before a tandem jump will be your introduction to the sport. A tandem jump requires you to wear a harness that is directly attached to a certified instructor on your back.

After a 25 minute flight to the proper altitude of 10,500 feet you and your instructor will make the jump pulling your shoot at 5000 feet or around 45 seconds of freefall. The tandem jump experience costs $279 and only requires you to show up and jump.

For licensed jumpers looking to jump in one of the most scenic drop zones in the world you can hop on board a plane for only $35.

Reservations

Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. You can drop in at their offices at the Pemberton Airport however without an appointment you may have to wait several hours before they can fit you in.

After making your reservations you are asked to show up about an hour and half before your time for a brief run through and equipment check. The goal for the boys is to get you in and out of their in about two to three hours from arrival to departure.

Contact

If skydiving is something you've always wanted to try or you're looking to jump in one of the most scenic places in the world than look no further than Whistler Sky Diving. For more information or to book today call Whistler Sky Diving at 604-698-7120 or check out their website.

Check out the video below of a Whistler Skydiver

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Posted by on Wednesday, July 18, 2012