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Talk to any local and you’ll quickly realize one of the most popular and invigorating activities there is to do in the entire valley – paragliding.
Perhaps it’s the great number of extreme sports thrill seekers that live and visit here, or maybe it’s the desire to feel the mountain wind in your face, but I think it’s the absolutely extraordinary view you get of the Tetons and valley from thousands of feet up. After all, if it’s this beautiful from down here, imagine what it would look like from way up there.
The jump begins with a ride up the mountain, gear and instructor in tow. Once suited up and attached to your tandem paraglide professional, it’s a few running steps and you are airborne, soaring off the mountain and free to take in the surroundings. There’s nothing like it in the world.
As with any extreme sport, it’s important to book your adventure with a reputable paraglide company such as local favorite Jackson Hole Paragliding. For additional information visit www.jhparagliding.com. Photo from www.jhparagliding.com.