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Heli Skydiving

people skydiving from helicopter
13000ft
(4000m)
Altitude
~8mins
Flight Time
~45s
Freefall Time
~6mins
Canopy Time
from 475 chf
operated by OUTDOOR

Heli Skydiving

Helicopter skydiving over Lauterbrunnen valley is the best way to get up close to the Swiss Alps. An experience you will never forget! With Skydive Switzerland, you can enjoy three activities within one during your helicopter skydive.

Your adventure will start with an 8 minute scenic flight as the helicopter climbs to altitude. Enjoy the views of Lauterbrunnen Valley and the incredible Swiss Alps, including the famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

The flight is followed by a 45-second adrenaline-pumping freefall from the altitude of 4,000m (13,000 ft). Feel the ground rushing towards you at 200 km/h (120 mph)!

Once the parachute is deployed, take a deep breath and enjoy the 5-7 minute canopy ride which will take you safely back to the ground.

Come summer or winter, we operate daily all year round (except for some national holidays). Get in touch with us to arrange your adventure!

*NOTE: We require even numbers (groups of 2) for the helicopter skydive to go ahead. Please go ahead and book your jump even if you are just one person, and we’ll let you know if we find another person to join you. If you can not find a suitable date, please contact us and we will organize your tandem jump.

What’s included:

  • Free pick-up from designated meeting points in Interlaken, Wilderswil, and Lauterbrunnen
  • Professional and experienced tandem instructor
  • Use of skydiving jumpsuit and goggles
  • Free Skydive Switzerland neck warmer
  • Free parking at our dropzone
  • Free drop-off in Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken

What to bring:

  • Comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing (gloves highly recommended in winter)
  • Closed shoes that cannot fall off during the freefall
  • Money: cash or card to purchase your photo/video package

Season
Daily, all year round
Min. Age
min. age 12 (parental consent required for 12-17)
Max. Weight
95 kg / 210lbs (incl. shoes and clothes)
Max. Height
183cm / 6ft

Trip Information

Take the memory with you and show your jumping experience to all your friends and family.

You choose and book an option on the day of the jump.

Handcam

Your instructor has a camera attached to their wrist. The angle of the camera is up close and personal. Having the camera on your instructor also means that your canopy flight will be filmed.

Handcam prices
(always available)
Video
140CHF
Photos
140CHF
Video + Photo Package
170CHF
*only available with other video products
The package price is per person. We are unable to capture two or more customers' skydiving experience on the same camera.

You’ve been briefed, you’re geared up, the time is now… let’s get to the helicopter!

Take off

Once everyone’s on board, the helicopter will take off and climb steadily to jump altitude. Enjoy the scenic flight!

Scenic flight to altitude

Take a moment to look out the window. The views of the Swiss Alps are incredible. Over the next ~8 minutes you’ll be able to see close up views of Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and on a good day even the Matterhorn. The final approach is at 13,000 ft above the Lauterbrunnen valley.

Get ready!

The instructor will connect themselves to you, and go through the jump plan again. At this point, you’ll be fully prepared and ready to skydive!

Shuffle to the door

When the helicopter is on “jump run”, the instructor will open the door and check the “spot”. Together you will move to the door and put your feet outside on the “skid” … this is it!!

3... 2... 1...

Head back, hands holding your harness, feet on the skid… heart racing… the moment you’ve been waiting for!

Freefall

Your instructor will tap you on the shoulder to let you know you can open your arms wide! No words will be able to describe the sensation of falling 200 km/h… You’ll be in complete freefall for roughly 45 seconds!

Smile for the camera

If you ordered a photo or video package, don’t forget to give the camera a wave and huge smiles!
Photo / Video Details

Parachute opening

The instructor will deploy the parachute and you’ll slow down quickly. You’ll feel some pressure in the harness, which is totally normal, and before you know it, you’ll be under a big parachute cruising above the valley!

Under canopy

You’ll be under the parachute for around 5-7 min and can really take in the views! What a feeling, so many emotions will be rushing through you at this point… soak it up!

Landing

Your instructor will steer the canopy towards the landing area and let you know when it’s time to lift your legs up. This will help you slide in nice and soft on the landing area in Lauterbrunnen. Congrats, you did it!!

Is there an age limit?
From age 12 to 17 years old we require written parental or guardian consent.
How long is the whole trip?
Interlaken -> Drop Zone -> Interlaken
Approximately 3.5 hrs
How do I order photos/video?
You can sign up for the media packages on the day of your jump.
Is there a weight limit?
(including clothes and shoes)
Min. 40 kg
Max. 105 kg (Airplane Skydiving)
Max. 95 kg (Helicopter Skydiving)
What should I wear?
Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable clothes & closed shoes. Please see for more details below.
Can I bring my own camera?
You can use your camera on the ground, however, for safety reasons, you can't take cameras/phones on the plane.

  • General Questions
    • What is the difference between airplane and helicopter skydive?
      • The airplane flight to altitude is approximately 15 minutes, which is longer than the approximately 8 minutes it takes in the helicopter.

        We can only offer handcam video/photos options from the helicopter where we can offer both handcam and camera flyer (video/photos) from the airplane, however camera flyer is subject to availability.

        We can take up to 9 tandems from the airplane where we can only take 2 tandems from a helicopter.

        The views from both locations are both beautiful. You are closer to the mountains when you are jumping from the helicopter but you see less of the mountain range.

        When you jump from the airplane you see more of the Swiss Alps mountain range, the lakes and on very clear days you can see the Matterhorn.

    • How many people can jump at the same time?
      • We can take up to 9 tandems when jumping from an airplane or 2 tandems from a helicopter.

    • How high do we jump from?
      • We jump from 4000m (13,000ft) out of the helicopter or airplane.  Dependent on weather conditions and air traffic we can jump from 4600m (15,000ft) out of the airplane for additional CHF 35.00 – this option can only be determined by the pilot on the day.

    • What is the best time of day to jump?
      • We recommend booking your skydive for the earliest time slot available on the earliest day you can.  In the event your jump is cancelled due to weather at least you have the option to reschedule to a later time slot or day.  The weather in the mountains can change quickly but we find the weather in the mornings are more favourable.

    • Can I book the high jump for CHF 450?
      • Due to air traffic, we cannot guarantee the high jump. We can make a remark in your booking and if it is possible on the day you can pay the difference.

    • Is your company insured or hold any certificates?
      • All of our tandem masters are licensed, experienced jumpers and have thousands of jumps under their belt.

        Our equipment is checked regularly and are all insured.

        Our aircrafts are also insured and maintained under the regulations set by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).

        We are certified and audited under the Swiss Skydive Quality Management System and we have an alliance with United States Parachute Association (USPA).

    • Do you provide medical/accident insurance?
      • No, we do not provide medical or accident insurance, but we recommend you to acquire it. Before skydiving, everyone is required to sign a Waiver (release of liability form) in order to participate in the activity.

        You are not required to have a medical or accident insurance, but if you wish to have one, you need to organise it yourself.  If you are traveling from abroad, skydiving could be covered by your travel insurance. Please get in touch with your insurer to clarify and/or arrange this.

        All guests are covered by our third party liability insurance during their skydive.

  • Age, Weight & Health
  • Weather Conditions
    • What happens if the weather is too bad to jump?
      • Rain, snow, clouds, fog and wind can affect your chances of jumping.

        If we need to cancel due to the weather you can reschedule for another time and date or you will get a full refund.  

        The weather can change so quickly here in the mountains and we cannot confidently rely on the weather forecast.

        We will only decide shortly before the time of pick up if we need to cancel or not.

        If we decide to cancel we will first contact you by email, approx. 30 minutes prior to the trip time.

        If we cannot contact you by email we will try to contact you by telephone or through your place of accommodation.

  • Timing & Transport
    • How long does the skydive take?
      • From Interlaken – Drop Zone – Interlaken you can expect it to take approx. 3.5 hours

        • Flight to altitude – approx. 15 minutes in the airplane or approx. 5-10 minutes in the helicopter
        • Freefall – approx. 45 seconds
        • Flight under canopy – approx. 5 minutes
  • Video & Photos
    • Can I bring my own GoPro / Camera?
      • You are more than welcome to take your GoPro or camera to the drop zone and take photos and videos while you are on the ground.

        For safety reasons, you are not allowed to take cameras and phones into the plane. Even licensed skydivers need 200 jumps before they can take a camera skydiving.

    • How soon will I get my video / photos?
      • You can expect to get your video/photos within 3 days of your jump. If you have still not received them after 3 days please contact us.

  • Payment, Refunds, Cancellation Policy
  • Preparation
    • What do I need to bring?
      • You do not need to bring your passport but please bring your booking ticket or agent voucher and money (cash or credit card), in case you want to buy a drink/snack and/or photo and video package.

    • What should I wear for Skydiving?
      • Wear comfortable clothing, closed shoes and dress for the weather.

        We will give you a lightweight jumpsuit to wear over your clothes.

        In winter we suggest you bring gloves.

  • Skydiving Vouchers
    • Can I buy a voucher for the skydiving experience?
      • Yes, we have different gift voucher options available. You can select airplane skydive or helicopter skydive voucher, or vouchers at different values starting from CHF 150 to CHF 500.

        We’re always up for making someone’s day extra special. Feel free to contact us with your ideas.

        Please make sure the receiver of the gift voucher is eligible to skydive as per our age, weight and height requirements.

    • How long are the vouchers valid for?
      • All vouchers are valid for 2 years since the purchase date. All vouchers are non-refundable.

    • How and where can I redeem a Skydive Switzerland voucher?
      • You must make a booking to redeem the voucher.

        When you make a booking on our website (please click on BOOK NOW under Skydive) you can enter your voucher code at the end of the payment process. Simply enter the code in the “Do you have a voucher?” field.

        If you prefer, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you.