Blowing down that front face groomer on your last run of the day may feel like flying. But if you really want to catch some air, Aspen Paragliding’s tandem paragliding pilots have been launching off the slopes of Aspen Mountain for nearly 20 years (flights are also available from Snowmass). Paragliders ride the Silver Queen gondola to the summit, ski down to the launch zone and hook into a harness with their pilot. (The pilot flies in the back, the guest in the front—the best seat in the house.) Then the two take a flying leap—literally—off the side of the mountain. In-air time is about a half-hour, but the rush lasts far longer. No experience necessary.
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