Helicopter Skydive High Altitude O₂ Jump

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Join us on the highest jump!

A helicopter skydive from a height of 18’000/5’500m above Interlaken awaits you – welcome to our highest jump! We think this jump combines the best aspects of all of our jumps and takes them to new levels. Experience our most beautiful scenic helicopter flight from Interlaken up to and over to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Then experience incredible freefall directly over Interlaken between the two lakes, with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the background – easily considered one of the most beautiful freefalls of all. To make this experience last even longer, we jump from a height of 18,000ft/5,500m, which doubles the freefall time compared to a regular jump. We think this is the most beautiful and best tandem skydive in the world – but judge for yourself!

As the pinnacle of skydiving in Interlaken and Switzerland, and ranking among the highest in Europe from a helicopter, this HALO (High Altitude – Low Opening) Jump not only offers an unparalleled altitude of up to 18,000ft /5’500m but also enriches your experience with an inclusive Ultimate Combo package— comprising of edited video, pictures, a ‘best of’ video, and your raw video footage, all valued at CHF 260 per person (for one or two people).

Rising above 8,000ft altitude turns the use of oxygen from a simple necessity into an enthralling part of the journey, marking this skydive a uniquely elevated experience!

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  • How it works

    The Skydive

    Our highest jump offers you the best combination of the most beautiful high altitude helicopter flight (with supplementary oxygen), as well as a double freefall time of about 80 seconds directly over Interlaken with a unique view of the region, before your gentle yet exhillarating parachute ride brings you back down to the ground.

    Before the jump, we start with a 20-minute helicopter flight from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch and back. Thanks to the helicopter’s huge panoramic windows, you can enjoy the full beauty of the Jungfrau region on this unique sightseeing flight. We first fly over Männlichen, where you have a fantastic view of the unforgettable Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valleys. We continue to Kleine Scheidegg, where we get up close to the famous trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Then we immerse ourselves in the glacier world at the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Marvel at the largest glacier in Europe – the Aletsch Glacier, and the Sphinx Observatory. On the way back to Interlaken, the helicopter continues to climb, so we don our oxygen masks – another unique experience. When we have almost reached the jump height of 18,000ft/5,500m above Interlaken, you have an incredible view over half of Switzerland – the snow-capped peaks, abundant valleys and colourful flatlands stretching out to the horizon.

    At around 80 seconds, the freefall from this height takes almost twice as long as during a standard jump. This gives you enough time to fully enjoy the unique feeling of freefall and the views over Interlaken with the two glistening lakes and the mountains in the background. At 5’500ft / 1,500 m above the ground, the parachute opens and you will have time to admire this beautiful landscape once again in peace and quiet. Your experienced instructor will land you safely at our dropzone in Wilderswil.

    You will receive your photo and video package by email on the same day.

    Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime? Book now!

    Booking

    This offer can only be booked as a “package”, i.e. for one or two people at a fixed price of CHF 2,990, including video and photos, and is only available once per day.  The ideal time for to experience this jump is from March until October. Please pre-book your jump online at least 48 hours in advance, and secure your spot with a deposit of CHF 300. The remaining balance will be paid upon your arrival at our dropzone. We recommend scheduling your jump on the first day of your visit to the region, in case we need to reschedule due to weather

    • If you need to cancel, you can do so up to 48 hours of before your jump to receive a refund of your deposit.
    • In case of unfavorable weather conditions on the day of your jump, we will reschedule your jump or, if this is not possible, we will refund your deposit.
  • Using Oxygen for this Jump

    During the helicopter ride (from 8,000ft/2,500m until your final altitude of around 18,000ft/5,500m), you will use an oxygen mask due to the high altitude reached during the flight. We do not jump with an oxygen mask, this will be removed shortly before the jump. By supplying you with oxygen, we not only guarantee your comfort, but also your safety, so you can enjoy the incomparable thrill of the jump to the full while being expertly taken care of by your experienced instructor.

  • What is a HALO Jump?

    A HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) jump is a type of skydiving performed from a much higher altitude than typical recreational jumps. Originating from military operations, HALO involves jumping from an aircraft at altitudes of 15,000 to 35,000 feet, significantly higher than the average 13,000 feet skydives. The key feature of a HALO jump is the extended freefall period before the parachute is deployed, allowing jumpers to experience a longer sensation of flight.

    Who Can Experience the Thrill of Our HALO Jumps?

    Originally designed for elite military operations, HALO jumps have now been made accessible for adventure-seeking civilians. Despite the daunting heights and the need for specialized equipment like oxygen masks, you don’t need to be an experienced skydiver to experience this thrill. Skydive Interlaken offers the opportunity for novices to dive into the excitement of HALO jumps via tandem experiences, led by highly qualified tandem masters.

    Before taking the leap, all participants are required to undergo a thorough safety briefing to ensure they are fully prepared for the unique HALO jump. This preparation covers the use of oxygen equipment, the physiological effects of high-altitude jumps, and the thrilling experience of a prolonged freefall. Our expert team ensures that every jumper, regardless of their experience level, enjoys a safe and unforgettable skydiving adventure.

    HAHO vs. HALO: Understanding the Differences

    HAHO (High Altitude High Opening) jumps, while similar to HALO in terms of the starting altitude, differ mainly in when the parachute is deployed. In HAHO jumps, the parachute is opened almost immediately after exiting the aircraft, allowing jumpers to glide long distances with the canopy. HALO jumps, on the other hand, focus on a long freefall, providing an adrenaline-packed experience before opening the parachute on standard altitude.

  • Meeting Point / Pick up

    The arrival/pick up time is at 11:30 AM – whether you want to meet us at our shop (Mittelweg 11, CH-3812, Wilderswil, free parking available), or you would like to be picked up from the Interlaken area. We only offer one slot per day for this unique adventure.

    • We have multiple locations across Interlaken to pick you up from and you’ll receive a confirmation email detailing all the information you need to meet us for your skydive.
    • Should you wish to visit our office personally, we’d be delighted to welcome you. You can find us at Mittelweg 11, CH-3812, Wilderswil. You can also reach out to us at +41 79 588 90 00 or via email at info@skydiveinterlaken.ch for any further queries or assistance you might need.

    Due to numerous pickups with our van, we might be a little bit late – but we ask for your punctuality.

  • Your Ultimate Skydiving Package

    This offer can only be booked as a “package”, i.e. for one or two people at a fixed price of CHF 2,990, including video and photos. We can offer this for a maximum of 2 people per day. Bookings must be made online at least 48 hours in advance. In terms of temperature, it is ideal from March to October, but it is basically possible all year round. If the temperature is too cold, we will arrange an alternative date. The included Ultimate Combo Video Package – consisting of an edited video, photos, a social media-ready video and raw footage (worth CHF 260 per person), will be sent to you by link on the same day.

  • Facilities and Services

    • Complimentary WIFI Available
    • Numerous convenient pick-up and drop-off points are available throughout Interlaken
    • Free car parking spots
    • Comfortable infrastructure: toilet, places to sit and relax
    • Drinks and snacks available for purchase
    • T-shirts, Hoodies, hats and more souvenirs available for purchase
  • Certified Tandem Masters

    Leap with confidence knowing you’re in the hands of our experienced tandem masters. All our instructors are certified by the Swiss Skydiving Federation and committed to ensuring your safety and enjoyment.
    Learn more about the Skydive Interlaken Team here

  • Carbon offset

    Since January 2020, Skydive Interlaken has been actively engaged in offsetting carbom emissions. As part of our commitment to global climate protection, we have taken the initiative to donate CHF 6.40 (equivalent to 0.204 tC02e) to myclimate for every single skydive that takes place. Myclimate is a reputable organization that focuses on various projects aimed at mitigating climate change worldwide.

    It’s worth noting that while our customers do have the option to contribute to the carbon offsetting initiative, Skydive Interlaken takes full responsibility for covering the carbon fee associated with each jump. We believe in the importance of reducing our environmental impact and actively supporting projects that combat climate change.

    To learn more about the remarkable projects undertaken by myclimate around the globe, we encourage you to explore their initiatives further. They are at the forefront of meaningful endeavours to address climate issues and make a positive impact on our planet’s future.

  • Spectators

    If your friends or family would like to accompany you, they are very welcome to join us – as we all know, shared joy is double joy.

    However, if you need a pick-up, we cannot guarantee that we will have room in our bus for your friends/family as seats are primarily reserved for our jumping guests. Please reach out to us after making your booking if you have additional spectators that would like to accompany you to our dropzone, so we can make a note of this accordingly.

    Unfortunately, for safety and legal reasons, spectators are not permitted to fly in the same helicopter. Our office in Wilderswil provides the perfect location to watch from, with an uninterrupted view of the entire dropzone, comfortable seating and drinks available to purchase.

Requirements & FAQ

  • Meeting Point / Pick up

    The arrival/pick up time is at 11:30 AM – whether you want to meet us at our shop (Mittelweg 11, CH-3812, Wilderswil, free parking available), or you would like to be picked up. We only offer one slot per day for this unique adventure.

    • We have multiple locations across Interlaken to pick you up from and you’ll receive a confirmation email detailing all the information you need to meet us for your skydive.
    • Should you wish to visit our office personally, we’d be delighted to welcome you. You can find us at Mittelweg 11, CH-3812, Wilderswil. You can also reach out to us at +41 79 588 90 00 or via email at info@skydiveinterlaken.ch for any further queries or assistance you might need.

    Due to numerous pickups with our van, we might be a little bit late – but we ask for your punctuality.

  • 2. Weight and Height

    To participate in a parachute jump, good physical and mental condition is required. At Skydive Interlaken, we prioritize the safety of our clients above all else. Therefore, we reserve the right to decline a client’s request to make a jump if we have valid safety concerns, even if the specified safety limits are met.

    While meeting the defined safety criteria is essential, our team of experienced professionals carefully evaluates each individual’s readiness and suitability for the jump. If any safety concerns arise during the assessment process, we may decide to withhold permission for the jump to ensure the well-being of the client and all involved.

    Women:
    Weight: 90.0 kg/ 198.0 lbs or less.
    BMI: 27.5 or less.

    Men:
    Weight: 100.0 kg/220 lbs or less.
    BMI: 30.0 or less.

    Guest Height: Max. 195cm / 76″

  • 3. Age and Children

    For those under 18 years, we need the consent of the parents. There is no upper age limit if you’re in good health.

    • Children: Minimum age is 12 years. Skydiving with children/young people is usually no problem, as long as they are comfortable with the decision. In addition, the children/young people need to be big enough for the harness.
    • We take safety seriously, and ensuring that all participants meet the minimum age requirement or have appropriate parental consent is an important aspect of our safety protocols.

    This policy helps us ensure a secure and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. If you’re planning to bring anyone under 18, please have their parent or legal guardian provide the necessary consent before the scheduled jump.

  • 4. Safty briefing

    We provide a short basic training session that is conducted before the jump. This training is mandatory for all participants and will be carried out with the assistance of your designated instructor. During the training, you will receive clear instructions on the proper body positioning, communication signals, safety procedures necessary and use of oxygen for a successful and enjoyable high altitude tandem skydive.

    At Skydive Interlaken, we prioritize the safety and comfort of our clients, and this short training session ensures that you are adequately prepared for the exhilarating experience ahead. Our experienced instructors will guide you through every step of the process, allowing you to feel confident and at ease during your tandem skydive.

    We look forward to providing you with an unforgettable adventure in the skies!

  • 5. Medical Conditions

    • The basic requirement for a parachute jump is a good physical condition
    • It is essential to disclose any medical conditions or concerns to the skydiving facility before considering participation
    • If you have concerns, please consult with your doctor before attempting a skydive to ensure that it is safe for you to do so
    • Participation in jumps is not permitted for pregnant individuals
    • Skydive Interlaken maintains the authority to decline a client’s jump request in the presence of any concerns
  • 6. Duration

    The entire process of tandem skydiving typically takes between 2 to 3 hours. This time frame includes various stages from your arrival at the dropzone until you safely land. Here’s a breakdown of the approximate timeline:

    • Arrival and Registration: Upon arrival, you will need to complete the necessary paperwork and registration process, including signing waivers and providing any required documentation.
    • Pre-Jump Instruction: You will receive a comprehensive safety briefing and training session conducted by your tandem skydiving instructor.
    • Gear and Equipment: You will be provided with the necessary skydiving gear, including a jumpsuit, goggles and harness.
    • Boarding the helicopter: Once the pre-jump training is complete, you will be driven to the heliport where you will then board the helicopter.
    • Helicopter Ascent: The aircraft will ascend to the jump altitude, giving you a chance to enjoy scenic views and build anticipation for the jump.
    • The Jump: When you reach the appropriate altitude, you and your instructor will exit the aircraft for the exhilarating tandem skydive. The freefall portion lasts for about 80 seconds.
    • Parachute Descent: After the freefall, the parachute will be deployed, and you will enjoy a gentle and controlled descent under the canopy. This phase lasts around 4 to 7 minutes, offering you breathtaking views.
    • Landing: You will touch down safely on the designated drop zone, guided by your instructor, completing your tandem skydiving experience.
    • Return transport: The return transport is free of charge. Please note that we try to bring the whole group back together. We thank you for your patience.

    Please note that the actual duration may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, the number of participants, and the specific skydiving facility’s procedures. It’s always a good idea to plan for some extra time to accommodate any unexpected delays or adjustments to the schedule.

  • 7. No Drugs or Alcohol

    Maintaining a clear mind and body is crucial for the safe and enjoyable experience of skydiving. It is vital not to drink alcohol or consume drugs before the jump, as these substances can impair judgment and coordination, which are essential for a successful skydive.

    We reserve the right to refuse customers we believe have consumed drugs or alcohol.

  • 8. Is Tandem Skydiving and the High Altitude Jump Safe?

    Tandem skydiving is widely regarded as an exceptionally safe activity, especially when conducted by certified and experienced instructors. The utmost attention is given to maintaining the highest safety standards through rigorous equipment maintenance and regular inspections. With certified instructors at the helm, prioritizing your safety is our topmost concern, as they provide expert guidance throughout the entire skydiving experience.

    To enhance safety during the ascent in the thinner atmosphere (over 15,000ft), the oxygen supply in the helicopter for our participants and team is carefully regulated. This ensures everyone are well-oxygenated, maintaining alertness and comfort as they prepare for the exhilarating jump, seamlessly integrating high-altitude precautions with skydiving thrill.

    While all adventurous sports inherently carry some level of risk, tandem skydiving is designed to minimize and manage these risks effectively. By strictly adhering to safety protocols and taking necessary precautions, participants can fully enjoy the thrill of skydiving with confidence, knowing that their well-being is well taken care of.

  • 9. What is physically required to tandem skydive?

    Tandem skydiving does require a basic level of physical fitness, and participants should be in good overall health. It is essential for individuals to be free from most medical conditions that could potentially be aggravated by the experience of skydiving. The physical demands of the activity, including the force of freefall and landing, may put some stress on the body.

    Before engaging in tandem skydiving, it is crucial for participants to honestly assess their health and any pre-existing medical conditions they may have. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional if there are any concerns about the suitability of skydiving based on individual health conditions. The safety and well-being of participants are of the utmost importance, and being in good physical health contributes significantly to a safe and enjoyable skydiving experience.

  • 10. How high do I jump from?

    The altitude of ⁓18,000 feet (approximately ⁓5,500 meters) is exceptional for this tandem skydiving experience, making it our highest jump. This elevation ensures an exhilarating and unforgettable freefall, positioning it among the highest helicopter skydives available to the public in Europe.

    During the skydive from this impressive height, you’re treated to an adrenaline-pumping freefall lasting around 80 seconds, while our other jumps have a freefall of about 40 to 45 seconds.

    Once the freefall concludes, the parachute deployment occurs at a safe altitude, approximately 5,500ft / 1’500m, offering a serene glide and breathtaking views!

  • 11. What do I wear?

    When preparing for tandem skydiving, it’s essential to wear comfortable clothes that are suitable for the weather conditions of the day. Please note that you are able to wear your own clothing during the jump, but if you prefer we have jumpsuits available.

    Here are some recommendations:

    • Comfortable Clothes: Opt for clothing that allows you to move freely. Loose-fitting attire, like t-shirts, sweatshirts, and athletic pants or shorts, is ideal. Avoid wearing restrictive clothing that could limit your movement during the skydive.
    • Closed-Toe Shoes: Wearing closed-toe shoes is a must for safety reasons. Athletic shoes or sneakers are highly recommended, as they provide proper support and protect your feet during the landing process. Hiking boots are not recommended.
    • Layers: Depending on the weather conditions, it’s a good idea to dress in layers. This way, you can adjust your clothing to stay comfortable throughout the experience.
    • Avoid Accessories: It’s best to avoid wearing accessories like jewellery, scarves, or hats during the jump, as they could get in the way or potentially become lost.

    As mentioned, we will provide you with a jumpsuit that you have the option to wear during the experience. This jumpsuit serves multiple purposes, including providing an extra layer of protection and enhancing the overall skydiving experience. In the colder months, we offer gloves and buffs.

  • 12. Can I bring my own camera to film my tandem skydive?

    For safety reasons, all camera work must be exclusively handled by the instructor during tandem skydiving. Tandem passengers are not allowed to carry their own cameras or recording devices.

  • 13. What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my tandem skydive?

    Should weather conditions become unfavourable, rest assured that your tandem skydive will be rescheduled for a later time/day, or cancelled and fully refunded.

    At Skydive Interlaken, we prioritize the well-being of our participants and closely monitor weather conditions, making responsible decisions based on strict safety guidelines. Waiting for suitable weather conditions is essential to guarantee a secure and truly enjoyable skydiving experience for everyone involved.

    Undoubtedly, the dynamic mountain weather presents a challenge, and despite our best efforts, we can never be entirely certain of its behaviour. Given the ever-changing conditions, there remains a possibility of encountering clouds or rain during the jump.

    We understand that this experience is unique to every person, therefore we are very flexible in dealing with postponements

  • 14. Is it easy to breathe during the flight time and skydiving?

    Before reaching 8,000ft /2’500m, air pressure and oxygen levels are at a level that ensure passengers in the helicopter breathe normally. Above this level, the pressure and oxygen concentration start to drop, so we supply supplementary oxygen during the helicopter flight to the final jumping altiture to ensure that skydivers remain comfortable, alert, and safe. This use of oxygen not only enhances safety by preventing hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) but also makes the high-altitude jump experience smoother and more enjoyable, allowing skydivers to focus on the thrill of the jump.

    The freefall is without oxygen mask. Breathing during a skydive is a surprisingly manageable task. While the initial sensation of freefall might momentarily take your breath away, you’ll quickly adapt to the experience, and breathing will come naturally. Our skydiving instructors will provide thorough guidance on maintaining a relaxed body position, ensuring you can breathe comfortably throughout the entirety of the jump. With their support, you can focus on savouring every moment of this thrilling adventure with ease.

  • 15. How do I mentally prepare for skydiving?

    Feeling nervous before the jump is entirely normal, but engaging in positive self-talk can help alleviate anxiety. Remind yourself of the comprehensive safety measures in place and place your trust in the expertise of your experienced instructor.

    Before taking the leap, take a few deep breaths to centre yourself and remain calm. Visualizing a successful jump can boost your confidence and help you feel more at ease. Remember that skydiving is a thrilling adventure that countless people have embraced safely, and with proper preparation and guidance, you too can savour the exhilaration of this extraordinary endeavour.

  • 16. What should I eat before jumping?

    To fully engage in this thrilling activity, it’s advisable to be well-hydrated and have a light meal beforehand, as the adrenaline rush can be intense. Keeping a clear head and being physically prepared ensures that you have full control of your actions and cognition, which are necessary for a safe and memorable skydiving experience.

  • 17. Should a first-timer consider the High Altitude Jump?

    Deciding to book the High Altitude Helicopter Skydive as your first skydiving experience ultimately hinges on your thirst for adrenaline and adventure. It’s designed for those eager to dive into an extraordinary adrenaline rush, far beyond the norm. Rest assured, we provide comprehensive training tailored for beginners to ensure your safety and confidence. With our expert guidance, even novices can embrace the thrill of the O₂ jump, making it an unforgettable leap into skydiving.

    For those still contemplating the leap, gaining more insight into HALO jumping techniques can bolster your decision. Explore a detailed overview on the HALO technique to understand the exhilarating world of high-altitude jumps.

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The HALO Skydive Itinerary

1. Starting your Skydive Experience

Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! During the training session, pay close attention to the instructions as they will help you master the techniques required for a successful skydive.

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2. Go to the Heliport for Takeoff

Check out the heliport where you will be departing for your skydive adventure.

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3. Scenic Flight to Jungfraujoch

Enjoy our longest helicopter scenic flight we offer before you skydive! We fly all the way to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe and you get an amazing view of the the mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Back over Interlaken we reach 18'000ft/ 5'500m, and from here you can see half of Switzerland.

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5. Freefall and Landing

Experience the exhilaration of freefall of 80sec and the thrill of a smooth landing. Feel the rush as you plunge through the sky, then enjoy a safe and gentle touchdown.

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Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen Region

Nestled between two mesmerizing lakes, Interlaken stands as the ultimate hub for Alpine Adventures. Thrill-seekers can immerse themselves in a world of excitement, exploring deep gorges, shimmering glaciers, and captivating blue waters, all just minutes away. The town is surrounded by a breathtaking panorama of mountains, offering unforgettable experiences through panoramic trains and cable cars that ascend to summits in the heart of the Alps.

Whether it’s day or night, Interlaken promises an abundance of activities for every traveller. The possibilities are endless, from invigorating walks, challenging climbs, and outdoor escapades to an array of thrilling sports like canyoning, paragliding, and skydiving for the more adventurous souls. Notably, renowned ski and hiking resorts like Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, and Mürren are easily accessible within an hour’s journey. Interlaken’s central position within Switzerland and the Swiss Alps makes it an ideal base for exploring the entire region, allowing visitors to embark on unforgettable journeys of discovery.

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