Helicopter Skydive Lauterbrunnen

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Immerse yourself in an unparalleled skydiving experience in Lauterbrunnen. Your adventure begins with an unforgettable scenic helicopter flight, guiding you between the valley’s steep walls. Prepare for an adrenaline rush as you leap from an astounding height of ⁓14,000 feet / 4,000 meters (or ⁓14,500 feet / 4,300 on the PLUS option), into the heart of Lauterbrunnen right infront of the world famous Jungfrau. Experience the thrill of freefalling and parachuting amidst one of Switzerland’s most beautiful landscapes. This is one of the only places in the world where you can get up close to rugged peaks and cascading waterfalls during your incredible scenic flight to jump altitude and again during your canopy descent. Helicopter Skydiving in Lauterbrunnen really is a unique experience not to be missed for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies.

 

Welcome to skydiving in Lauterbrunnen – where adventure activities and extreme sports meet incredible natural beauty! Every helicopter skydive offers three extraordinary experiences – an unforgettable scenic helicopter ride past cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs and towering mountain peaks, thrilling freefall as you step out of the helicopter and watch the world rushing towards you, and a serene flight to the ground after the parachute opens. On top of that, this all takes place in one of the most beautiful regions on Earth – so let’s go!

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  • How It Works

    The Skydive

    Your journey begins with a 8 to 10-minute scenic helicopter flight, gliding between the sheer valley walls adorned with cascading waterfalls and gleaming glaciers. As the helicopter ascends above the valley, you will be greeted by the stunning panorama of the world-famous Swiss Alps, granting you an unparalleled perspective of the valley.

    As the altitude hits ⁓14,000 feet / 4,000 meters, (or ⁓14,500 feet / 4,300 meters on the PLUS option) your excitement peaks. Standing on the outside of the helicopter, take a deep breath, and then… you leap! Experience the exhilarating rush of freefalling for approximately 45 seconds at up to 200km/h, plunging back down to touch down gently in the heart of the picturesque Lauterbrunnen Valley.

    Once the parachute opens, soak up the valley’s spellbinding landscape all over again, flying gently through the air, close to the waterfalls and cliffs of the valley. Your expert instructor will navigate a safe landing, and you will be left with the incomparable euphoria that only such a skydive adventure can provide.

    Your unforgettable journey isn’t over just yet. Within minutes, your professionally edited video will be ready, immortalizing your freefalling experience in Lauterbrunnen. An email with a link to download your video will be sent the same day, allowing you to relive this ultimate adventure over and over again. Welcome to the thrilling world of Lauterbrunnen skydive experiences with Skydive Interlaken.

    Thanks to the helicopter’s panoramic windows and its ability to hover, every skydive package guarantees an incomparable panoramic flight before the exciting jump. It is truly a 3-in-1 experience, with every helicopter skydive boasting an unbeatable panoramic scenic flight, the thrill of freefall, and the gentle yet exhillarating glide back to the valley floor.

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

    Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime?

    Booking

    You can pre-book your jump online to secure your slot with a CHF 40 deposit. The remaining balance will be paid upon your arrival. We recommend scheduling your jump on the first day of your visit to the area, in case rescheduling becomes necessary due to weather.

    • If you need to cancel, you can do so up to 24 hours before your timeslot to receive a refund of your deposit.
    • In case of unfavourable weather conditions on the day of your jump, we’ll either reschedule your jump or, if not possible, refund your deposit.
    • For photos and videos, there’s no need to pre-book; you can decide on the day
  • Meeting Point / Pick up

    Your registered time is also your arrival/pick up time whether you want to meet us at our shop (Ey 183, 3822 Lauterbrunnen, free parking spots available), or you would like to be picked up at the gas station (Avia) next to the train station Lauterbrunnen.

    • We do not provide pickups from Interlaken. Upon completion of your booking process, 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, but please get in touch with us first to make sure someone is at the office. You can find us at Skydive Lauterbrunnen GmbH, situated at Ey 183, CH-3822, Lauterbrunnen.
    • 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.

  • More Flight Time with Lauterbrunnen PLUS

    Fancy some additional helicopter flight time? Before your skydive (and in addition to the regular scenic flight), fly with the helicopter over the Jungfraujoch “Top of Europe” and the Sphinx Observatory and get an incredible view over the largest glacier in Europe – Aletsch glacier! The jump over the Lauterbrunnen valley is ⁓300m/1000ft higher than on the “normal” jump, thus extending your freefall time. This offer can also be booked online or on the spot for an additional CHF 150.-.

  • Photo and Video Packages (Optional)

    Show off your skydiving adventure with our high-quality media packages. No pre-booking is required – you can decide on the day of your jump. Choose from a range of options:

    • 4K-Quality photos, about 300-400 pics: + CHF 120.-
    • Raw Clips 4K-Quality: + CHF 150.-
    • HD Movie, edited with music and slow motion: + CHF 200.-
    • In addition to HD Movie about 50 photos: + CHF 40.-
    • Ultimate Combo (edited video, pictures, social media video & raw clips): + CHF 260.-

    Outside video: Here, an additional cameraman jumps alongside you, and takes a video and photos in addition to your instructor’s hand-held camera. This option is only available for one person per helicopter, and cannot be guaranteed. If you are interested, simply let us know after booking online and we will make a note of this on your booking. Whether or not we can do it for logistical reasons, we can only decide on the day of the jump and on site – but we will do our best. The price is CHF 360.-

  • Facilities and Services

    • Complimentary WIFI Available
    • Free parking spots
    • Free pick up and drop off around Lauterbrunnen
    • Drinks and snacks available for purchase
    • Comfortable infrastructure: toilet, places to sit and relax
    • 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 carbon offsetting efforts. 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. The dropzone in Lauterbrunnen provides the perfect location to watch from, with an uninterrupted view of the Lauterbrunnen valley.

Requirements & FAQ

  • 1. Meeting Time / Pick-up

    Your registered time is also your arrival/pick up time whether you want to meet us at our shop (Ey 183, 3822 Lauterbrunnen, free parking spots available), or you would like to be picked up at the gas station (Avia) next to the train station Lauterbrunnen.

    • We do not provide pickups from Interlaken. Upon completion of your booking process, 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 Skydive Lauterbrunnen GmbH, situated at Ey 183, CH-3822, Lauterbrunnen.
    • 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 / 6’5″

  • 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 large enough to fit in the harness. We do have specific harnesses for kids!
    • 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 vital instructions on the proper body positioning, communication signals, and safety procedures necessary for a successful and enjoyable 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 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 45 seconds and reaches speeds of up to 200km/h.
    • 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 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 their topmost concern, as they provide expert guidance throughout the entire skydiving experience.

    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 ⁓14,000 feet (approximately ⁓4,000 meters) is a standard altitude for many tandem skydiving experiences. This altitude provides an exhilarating and unforgettable freefall experience while allowing ample time for the parachute to be deployed and ensuring a safe landing. With the additional flight time Lauterbrunnen PLUS is the jump ⁓300m/1000ft higher than on the “normal” jump, thus extending your freefall time. This offer can also be booked on the spot for an additional CHF 150.-

    During a skydive from ⁓14,000 feet, you can expect to enjoy an adrenaline-pumping freefall that lasts for about 45 seconds.

    Once the freefall is over, the parachute will be deployed at a safe altitude, typically around 5,000 to 6,000 feet. This altitude gives you several minutes to glide gently under the canopy, offering breathtaking views and a serene experience as you approach the landing area.

  • 11. What do I wear?

    When preparing for a tandem skydiving experience, 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.
    • 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 while skydiving?

    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.

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The Lauterbrunnen 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 in Lauterbrunnen

The true highlight of our Lauterbrunnen jump is the unmatched scenery. Even before the jump and during your freefall, you're treated to stunning panoramas of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and cascading waterfalls. Lauterbrunnen's vistas are regarded as the most mesmerising in all of Switzerland

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4. Scenic Flight PLUS

Enhance your skydiving experience in Lauterbrunnen with our Scenic Flight PLUS option. While our standard package already offers breathtaking views, this upgrade takes your adventure to new heights

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5. Freefall

Experience the exhilaration of freefall 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 is the ultimate hub for Alpine Adventures. Thrill-seekers can immerse themselves in array of exciting activities, explore deep canyons, shimmering glaciers, and captivating blue waters, all within Interlaken itself or a short journey away. The town is located at the gateway to the Alps, opening up to a breathtaking panorama of rugged peaks offering unforgettable experiences through panoramic trains, hiking trails 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 in less than an hour. 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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