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Site Name HG PG MPG
Hakuba Happo-one Area (2012)    
Kijimadaira Sky Sports Area (2010)    
Hakuba Norikura Cortina Flight Area (Otari) (2010)    
S.E.T. Minami-Shinshu Hatobukiyama Paraglider Area (2003)    
Torikurayama Flight Area (2003)    
Hakuba Cortina/Hakuba Norikura Flight Area (JMB) (2003)    
Susaka Flight Area (2003)    
Sugadaira Area (2003)    
Paraglider Park Aoki (2003)    
Sky Wonderland Tsugaike (2003)    
Fujimi Kogen Skiing Ground Flight Area (2003)    
Hakuba Paratopia Goryu (2003)    
Echo Valley Fligh Area (2003)    
  • In the Ratings of Takeoff, Condition of Flight and Landing, 5 means exremely demanding and 1 means the easiest in comparison.
  • PG=paraglider  HG=hang glider  MPG=motor paraglider  JR=Japan Railway

PG
 Site Name Hakuba Happo-one Area
 Description Panoramic view of Hakuba mountain range which consists of Yarigatake (2,903m), Shakushidake (2,812m) and Shiroumadake (2,932), and ski jump platform right below your feet, one of the best sightseeing areas in Japan.
 Location Hakuba-mura, Kita-Azumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car About 1 hour from Toyoshina ramp of Nagano Expressway via R147/R178, about 45 minutes from Nagano ramp/Kohsoku ramp of Johetsu Expressway, 45 minutes from Itoigawa ramp of Hokuriku Expressway via R147.
By Train Get off at Hakuba Station of JR Oito Line via Matsumoto Station of JR Chuo/Nishi Line.
 Flying Season Golden Week (Apr 29 thru May 5) thru late in November
 School Yes
 Name of School Hakuba Happo-o'ne Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Sky Blue Co., Ltd.
Address c/o Hakuba Happo-o'ne Skiing School, 3901 Happo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 399-9301
TEL 0261-72-7013
FAX 0261-72-6105
Email skyblue_pgs@ybb.ne.jp
URL http://www.geocities.jp/skyblue_pgs/
Check-in desk 08:30∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JPA-P, JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater  (JPA-PP or JHF-NP when accompanied by instructor)
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY3,500 (JY860 per one ride on the gondola)
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Usagi-daira 109 Takeoff
Derection NE∼S
Terrain Comparatively gentle slope
Rating 4
Size Gliders×5
TO ASL 1,400m
GPS Coordinates 0751553  4065002
Site Comment Wind comes in somewhat sideways. Watch out a bump on the slope.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 4
Altitude TO∼LD 650m
Distance (TO∼LD) 1,300m
Site Comment Keep enough altitude because you would fly over tourist resort. Flying at low altitude is prohibited.
 Landing (LD)
Size
Terrain Sloping down a bit
Rating 4
LD ASL 750m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Reconfirmation of final glide path is important.
 Access LD∼TO Free shuttle to ski gondola station
 Cross Country Flight
 Place of Interst Hakuba ski jump platform, Hakuba-Happo-onsen hot springs, Happo Alpine Line
 Others
 Last updated 2012/4/13
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PG
 Sit Name Kijimadaira Sky Sports Area
 Description Almost always you would have good condition for flying, being touched by changing color of scenery from season to season.
 Location Kijimadaira Ski Resort, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car 20 minutes from Toyota/Iiyama ramp of Johetsu Expressway
By Train 15 minutes by taxi from Iiyama Station of JR Iiyama Line
 Flying Season Summer Season: latter part of April∼early November
Winter Season: end of December∼end of March
 School Yes
 Name of School Kijmadaira Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Kijimadaira Paraglider School
Address 3278-73 Kami-Kijima, Kijimadaira-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 389-2303
TEL 0269-82-4100
FAX 0269-82-4350
Email kijimaps@dia.janis.or.jp
URL http://www.dia.janis.or.jp/~kijimaps/
Check-in desk 09:00∼17:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, JHF-NP (JHF-P accompanied), JHF-B (instructor accompanied)
 Member's Fee JY20,000/year (area fee JY1,000/day)
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Sancho (peak) TO
Direction N
Terrain Cliff
Rating 4
Size 15m×50m
TO ASL 1,250m
GPS Coordinates N36°48′01″  E138°24′27″
Site Comment Ski lift to the top on the right and woods on the left. Go straight after taking off.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ration Themal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 40%
Rating 1
Altitude TO∼LD 550m
Distance TO∼LD 1,500m
Site Comment Mild thermal. Ridge soaring paying attention to veturi effect on both sides, right and left.
 Landing (LD)
Size 200m×200m (ski slope)
Terrain Slope
Rating 1
LD ASL 700m
GPS Coordinates N36°48′48″  E138°24′22″
Site Comment Make landing by crabbing along the slope.
 Access LD∼TO 5 minutes by car plus 12minutes by ski lift plus 3 mintues' walk, 20 minutes in total
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC or IPPI ParaPro 5, flight plan should be submitted in advance.
 Place of Interest Canoe touring on Chikuma River, Kayanodaira-kogen highland, Maguse-onsen hot springg, Yutaki-onsen hot spring, Pension Bikkuri Rietan.
 Others Canoeing and mountain biking in summer, and skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing in winter.
 Last updated 2010/3/05
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PG
 Site Name Hakuba Norikura Cortina Flight Area (Otari)
 Description Enjoy big flight having majestic view of Japan North Alps in front.
 Location Hakuba Norikura Highland, Otari-mura, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car 1 hour and 15 minutes from Toyoshina ramp of Nagano Expressway via R147/R148.
By Train 10 minutes by bus from Minami-Otari Station of JR Oito Line
 Flying Season May thru December
 School Yes
 Name of School Odari Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Otari Paraglider School
Address c/o Tsubasaya, 4166 Chikuniotsu, Otari-mura, Kitaazumino-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 399-9422
TEL 0261-82-3044
FAX 0261-82-3855
Email info@otari-pgs.com
URL http://www.otari-pgs.com/
Check-in desk 07:00∼22:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Satomi
Direction SE S SW
Terrain Slope
Rating
Size 60m×30m
TO ASL 1,380m
GPS Coordinates N36°50′09″  E137°52′18.18″
Site Comment South wind in general, but be careful it turns often to northerly around the noon.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 30%  Sleddies 20%
Rating 2
Altitude T∼LD 550m
Distance TO∼LD 1,500m
Site Comment You are rest assured with many places for landing because the site is on ski area.
 Landing (LD)
Size 150m×150m
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
LD ASL 830m
GPS Coordinates N36°46′12.76″  E137°52′58.36″
Site Comment Wide and gentle slope and recommended to make landing across the slope.
 Access LD∼TO
 Cross Country Flight JHF-XC pilot or IPPI ParaPro 5 pilot
 Place of Interest There are many places of interest because the site is located in tourist resort.
 Others Taking off in north wind also.
 Last updated 2010/4/07
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 Site Name S.E.T. Minami-Shinshu Hatobukiyama Paraglider Area
 Description Site facing east makes it possible for you to take off from early morning until around 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Nice view of the Southern Alps of Japan.
 Location 9749 Oh-aza Ina, Ina City, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car Get off at Ina ramp or Komagane ramp of Chuo Expressway.
By Train 20 minutes by taxi or 30 minutes by bus (Yokoyama) from Ina City Station of JR Tokai Iida Line.
 Flying Season Year round
 School Yes
 Name of School Hatobukiyama Paraglider School
S.E.T. Minami-Shinshu (one day tasting course only)
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name S.E.T. Minami-Shinshu
Address Kaze-no-tani, 9749 Ohユaza Yokoyama, Ina City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 396-0021
TEL 0265-72-9990
FAX 0265-72-7299
Email
URL
Check-in desk 08:00∼09:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater, subject to be a member of group which can form rescue team in an emergency.
 Member's Fee JY20,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY3,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Hatobukiyama Takeoff
Direction E
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
Size 15m×60m approx.
TO ASL 1,320m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 40%
Rating 1
Altitude T∼LD 400m
Distance TO∼LD 1,000m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×100m (subject to change, under negotiation with the land owner)
Terrain Flat
Rating
LD ASL 950m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 40 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest Restaurant and lodge (Mountain Villa Milk) run by the site, Miharashi-no-Yu spa of Habiro Hot Spring (20 minutes by car), picking strawberry at Miharashi Farming Park, etc. Peak of Mt. Kisokoma by Komagatake ropeway from Kaya-no-dai Kogen plateau (30 minutes by car).
 Others Some inconvenience may be due to short of staff (refinement of Takeoff and Landing are being discussed with land owners).
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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 Site Name Torikurayama Flight Area
 Description One of those of alpine paragliding sites in Japan. Magnificent view of spring greenery of Japanese larch, red leaves of Japanese maple in autumn and ranges of Japan South Alps.
 Location Okawara, Ohshika-mura, Shimo-Ina-gun, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes via Prefectural R59 from Matsukawa ramp of Chuo Expressway.
By Train
 Flying Season Early May∼November
 School No
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Tokai Paraglider School
Address 39 Hasuike, Nawa-cho, Tokai City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan 476-0002
TEL 052-604-5240
FAX 052-603-0444
Email
URL
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee JY1,000/day plus Registration Fee JY1,000
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Torikurayama Takeoff
Direction SW
Terrain Steep slope
Rating 4
Size 30m×20m
TO ASL 1,790m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment A bit tough to take off from the steep slope unless experienced.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 80%  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 4
Altitude T∼LD 1,090m
Distance TO∼LD 4,200m
Site Comment It would be easy to reach way above the top when you make good ascent scratching slope like rock wall.
 Landing (LD)
Size 120m×120m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 700m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 35 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Ohshika-mura village is located in the national park of Japan South Alps which stretches for 150km North to South and has 10 peaks of mountains of 3,000m high. Regularly scheduled performance of Kabuki in spring and autumn by people of the village is well-known. Salt Hot Spring and open-air bath of Akaishi-so Inn is one of those recommended. You may come across with wild monkey and deer in this Mother of Nature. Beauty of shining stars during night time is quite impressive.
 Others Visitors can check-in for flight at the village office every day including Saturday, Sunday and Holiday.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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 Site Name Hakuba Cortina/Hakuba Norikura Flight Area (JMB)
 Description Outstanding view of North Alps of Japan from the takeoff, from which you would enjoy good taking off in the morning.
 Location Otari-mura, Kita-Azumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car A little over 1 hour to Hakuba from Nagano ramp of Joetsu Expressway or Toyoshina ramp of Nagano Expressway.
By Train 10 minutes by car from Minami-Otari Station of JR Oito Line.
 Flying Season May∼November
 School Yes
 Name of School JMB Hakuba Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name JMB Hakuba Paraglider School
Address 14718-167 Kitashiro, Hakuba-mura, Kita-Azumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 399-9301
TEL 0261-72-7470
FAX 0261-72-7470
Email jmb-h@cside8.com
URL
Check-in desk
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY10,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY1,500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Hieda Top Takeoff
Direction E SE S SW
Terrain Flat slope
Rating 2
Size 30m×20m
TO ASL 1,380m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 30%  Ridge Soarings 40%  Sleddies 30%
Rating 3
Altitude T∼LD 480m
Distance TO∼LD 1,500m
Site Comment
 Landing (LD)
Size 70m×40m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 900m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Please use the aircraft type approach or boxing the landing field as a rule when making landing.
 Access LD∼TO 20 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Allowed (subject to sign up and approval in advance)
 Place of Interest There are many hot springs nearby.
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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 Site Name Susaka Flight Area
 Description Slope facing north will generate thermal in summer also and it makes almost every day flyable.
 Location Susaka City, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Nagano-Susaka ramp.
By Train Susaka Station
 Flying Season April∼November
 School Yes
 Name of School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/Englsih
 Contact
Name Geosports
Address 1-2-6 Umeda, Adachi-ku, Tokyo, Japan 123-0851
TEL 03-3886-7427
FAX 03-3886-7514
Email
URL http://www.geosports.co.jp
Check-in desk 09:00∼14:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY2,000/year plus shuttle JY500
 Visitor Fee JY2,500/day plus shuttle JY500
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction N
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 12m×30m
TO ASL 1,000m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 50%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 10%
Rating 2
Altitude T∼LD 430m
Distance TO∼LD 1,400m
Site Comment Smooth flight almost always
 Landing (LD)
Size 300m×200m
Terrain Moderate slope
Rating 3
LD ASL 550m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be cautious when wind is strong because landing zone is on the flat slope.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes' walk plus 20 minutes by shuttle, total 35 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Please contact for the rule in detail.
 Place of Interest Many hot springs (18 minutes' ride to Youckland).
 Others
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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 Site Name Sugadaira Area
 Description Low and middle high site facing all directions of E, W, S and N having turfbound field.
 Location Sugadaira Kogen, Sanada-cho, Chiisagata-gun, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car 30 minutes from Ueda-Sugadaira ramp of Joshinetsu Expressway.
By Train Get off at Ueda Station of JR Nagano Shinkansen.
 Flying Season Saturday of 2nd week of April4∼Saturday of 2nd week of November
 School Yes
 Name of School Geosports Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/Englsih
 Contact
Name Geosports
Address 1-2-6 Umeda, Adachi-ku, Tokyo, Japan 123-0851
TEL 03-3886-7427
FAX 03-3886-7514
Email geosports@geosports.co.jp
URL http://www.geosports.co.jp
Check-in desk 08:45∼09:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro 2 accompanied by instructor, or greater
 Member's Fee JY1,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Davos Area Takeoff
Direction N E SE S W
Terrain Flat slope
Rating 1
Size Wide-spreading
TO ASL 1,500m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Best suited for training.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 35%  Ridge Soarings 60%  Sleddies 5%
Rating 1
Altitude T∼LD 20∼80m
Distance TO∼LD 10∼100m
Site Comment Best suited for training.
 Landing (LD)
Size 300m×400m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 1,500m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment
 Access LD∼TO 1∼5 minute's walk
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest There are many hot springs nearby and in Sugadaira Kogen Heights. The center of sports fields during summer season.
 Others No heat, and cool temperature at 1,500m ASL during summer season.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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 Site Name Paraglider Park Aoki
 Description There are hot springs, noodle (buckwheat) shop, convenience store within 3 km distance.
 Location 454 Tazawa, Aoki-mura, Chiisagata-gun, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car Fujioka ramp of Kan'etsu Expressway∼Ueda-Sugadaira ramp of Jo-Shinetsu Expressway∼Ueda Bypass∼Aoki-mura via R143
By Train Get off at Ueda Station of JR Nagano Shinkansen
 Flying Season April∼December
 School Yes
 Name of School Aokimura Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/Englsih
 Contact
Name Paraglider Park Aoki
Address 454 Tazawa, Aoki-mura, Chiisagata-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 386-1601
TEL 0268-49-3887
FAX
Email pgp-aoki@ued.janis.or.jp
URL http://www.tutaya.co.jp/kishi
Check-in desk 07:00∼23:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY3,0000/year plus Area Fee JY500
 Visitor Fee JY3,000/day plus Area Fee JY500
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Jukkanzan Takeoff (A-Top  B-Top)
Direction E SE
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 3,300m²
TO ASL 1,000m/A-Top  1,250m/B-Top
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Thermal will come up in front of the takeoff and you would have good ascent pretty quickly.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 70%  Ridge Soarings %  Sleddies 30%
Rating 3
Altitude T∼LD 500m 700m
Distance TO∼LD 2,000m
Site Comment It will be easy to hit thermal when you would fly parallel to the ridge.
 Landing (LD)
Size 50m×50m
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 500m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Might be some pressure on you because the landing zone is surrounded by rice field.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes by car
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest Aoki-mura village has been famous from long ago for its hot-spring health resort. It has trekking course well maintained and good understanding for visitors wandering around the village in a mountain valley. Soba noodle made from buckwheat harvested locally has many fans.
 Others The site has been developing to make paraglider area introducing the latest idea receiving full support of Aoki-mura Village.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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 Site Name Sky Wonderland Tsugaike
 Description Taking off and landing with no pressure. Every pilot from beginner to cross country pilot can enjoy their flight.
 Location Tsugaike Kogen, Otari-mura, Kita-Azumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car Take R148 to Oike Station, then 4 km for west from the signboard of skiing ground.
By Train From Hakuba-Oike Station of Oito Line, school provides pickup car.
 Flying Season April∼November
 School Yes
 Name of School Tsugaike Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Tsugaike Paraglider School
Address Tsugaike Kogen, Otari-mura, Kita-Azumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 399-9422
TEL 0261-83-2521 (off-season 0261-82-3161)
FAX 0261-82-3082
Email pgp-aoki@ued.janis.or.jp
URL http://www.janis.or.jp/users/tugapara
Check-in desk 09:00∼10:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-B or IPPI ParaPro stage 2 accompanied by JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY1,2000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,000/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Han-no-ki Takeoff
Direction N NE E SE S SW
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size 50m×100m
TO ASL 1,450m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Do not jump onto harness. Produce a good run to increase speed for successful takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 40%  Ridge Soarings 20%  Sleddies 40%
Rating 3
Altitude T∼LD 500m
Distance TO∼LD 2,300m
Site Comment Thermals are along gondola route. Be cautious when you fly above gondola.
 Landing (LD)
Size 200m×400m
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
LD ASL 950m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Field is on a flat slope and try to enter the final approach with a bit shorter leg.
 Access LD∼TO 15 minutes' walk plus 15 minutes by gondola, total 30 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest By using gondola and ropeway (Tsugaike Panoramaway), you would make Tsugaike Natural Park at 1,900 ASL. Alpine plant will bloom profusely starting with skunk cabbage in spring. There are 2 natural hot springs in Tsugaike Heights.
 Others Presentation of certificate of Cross Country Pilot and registration are required when you would plan on going on cross country flight.
 Last updated 4/25/2003
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 Site Name Fujimi Kogen Skiing Ground Flight Area
 Description Skiing ground used is best suited for basic trainings of paragliding.
 Location Hirohara, Fujimi-cho, Suwa-gun, Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car 10 minutes from Kobuchisawa ramp of Chuo Expressway.
By Train 10 minutes from Kobuchisawa Station of JR Chuo Line.
 Flying Season Late in April∼Late in November
 School Yes
 Name of School KPS Fujimi Kogen Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name KPS Fujimi Kogen Paraglider School
Address Hirohara, Fujimi-cho, Suwa-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 399-0101
TEL 0266-66-2278
FAX 0266-66-2278
Email info@kids-sports.co.jp
URL http://www.kids-sports.co.jp
Check-in desk 08:00∼18:00
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro stage 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY500/day plus Lift Charge JY100
 Visitor Fee JY1,00/day plus Lift Charge JY100
 Takeoff (TO)
Name
Direction SW W
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size Paragliders×many
TO ASL 1,200m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Covered with grass.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 10%  Sleddies 70%
Rating 3
Altitude T∼LD 150m
Distance TO∼LD 800m
Site Comment At north side of the skiing ground, you would see the lift.
 Landing (LD)
Size Any place on the skiing ground.
Terrain Flat
Rating 3
LD ASL 1,050m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Be careful of the lift and tourists.
 Access LD∼TO 5 minutes on the lift
 Cross Country Flight Not allowed
 Place of Interest There are restaurants, hot spring, tennis court, golf course and hotel on the premises.
 Others
 Last updated 6/24/2003
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 Site Name Hakuba Paratopia Goryu
 Description Being located at the foot of Japan North Alps, the site has high altitude of maximum 850m and wide area for landing of 100m by 100m+ which assures safe feeling.
 Location Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car About 1 hour from Toyoshina ramp of Nagano Expressway, or about 1 hour from Koshoku ramp of Jyoshinetsu Expressway.
By Train 20 minutes' walk from Kamishiro Station of JR Oito Line.
 Flying Season Mid April∼Mid November
 School Yes
 Name of School Hakuba Paratopia Goryu Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff
 Contact
Name Hakuba Paratopia Goryu Paraglider School
Address Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kita Azumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 399-9211
TEL 0261-75-3210
FAX 0261-72-3837
Email
URL http://www.paratopia.jp/
Check-in desk 08:30∼
 Visitor Rating JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro 4, or greater
 Member's Fee JY20,000/year
 Visitor Fee JY2,500/day
 Takeoff (TO)
Name A  B+  B
Direction E
Terrain Slope
Rating 2
Size Paragliders×100
TO ASL 1,500m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment A bit difficult to judge type of wind above the landing field while you are on the takeoff.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 80%  Ridge Soarings 5%  Sleddies 15%
Rating 3
Altitude T∼LD 850m at maximum
Distance TO∼LD 3,000m
Site Comment Try to capture variation of thermal point to make full use of airspace.
 Landing (LD)
Size 100m×150m
Terrain Flat
Rating 2
LD ASL 750m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment South wind will become turbulent sometimes.
 Access LD∼TO 10 minutes' walk plus 10 minutes by telecabine (ropeway), total 20 minutes
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Hakuba Wild Grass Garden, and there are many hot springs around the site.
 Others
 Last updated 7/3/2003
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 Site Name Echo Valley Flight Area
 Description The site is suited for practice by school members ranging from beginner to pilot.
 Location Nagano Prefecture
 Access
By Car 40 minutes from Suwa ramp of Chuo Expressway
By Train 50 minutes by bus from Chino Station of JR Chuo Line
 Flying Season End April∼early November
 School Yes
 Name of School Echo Valley Green Glass Paraglider School
 Bilingual Staff Japanese/English
 Contact
Name Echo Valley Green Glass Paraglider School
Address c/o Hotel Andermatt, Himegidaira, Nagatomachi, Chiisagatagun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan 386-0601
TEL 0268-69-2001
FAX 0268-69-2005
Email
URL http://www.andermatt.co.jp/andermatt/Para/ParaGlider.htm
Check-in desk 09:00∼11:00
 Visitor Rating
 Member's Fee
 Visitor Fee
 Takeoff (TO)
Name Andermatt
Direction NE
Terrain Flat slope
Rating 1
Size
TO ASL 1,650m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment Ski lift on the right and woods on the left. You would need to make aggressive take off heading straight overcoming pressures from those.
 Condition of Flight
Soaring Ratio Thermal Soarings 20%  Ridge Soarings 40%  Sleddies 60%
Rating
Altitude T∼LD 200m
Distance TO∼LD 500m
Site Comment The site is provided exclusively for practice by school members.
 Landing (LD)
Size 200m×80m
Terrain Flat
Rating 1
LD ASL 1,450m
GPS Coordinates
Site Comment For school only.
 Access LD∼TO Shuttle and 20 minutes' walk
 Cross Country Flight Allowed
 Place of Interest Hotel Andermatt is the center of the site. There are restaurant and Jacuzzi in the open air. 5 minutes' ride to Lake Shirakaba.
 Others Exclusively for lessons by school (experience, JHF-B, JHF-NP, JHF-P or IPPI ParaPro stage 1, 2, 3, and 4.)
 Last updated 7/3/2003
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