What You'll Get
Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Bolster the bond earthly loved ones just don't understand with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a mountain or lake tandem paragliding jump at Bozeman Paragliding (a $150 value).
Offering bird's-eye views of Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman Paragliding and its experienced paraglide pilot Andy Macrae whisk thrill seekers on an aerial tour of the surrounding mountain and water landscapes. With the mountain tandem jump, Andy will lead you up a 1,000-foot vertical hike to the launch point (hiking attire and boots are required, as well as a pair of lightweight gloves, which are not included), where you'll strap into the paragliding harness. With the passenger seated in front and Andy holding the reins, the air-hungry team swiftly run downhill as Andy unfurls the canopy, lifting the pair into the sky propelled by rising air. For the next 5 to 30 minutes, depending on weather conditions, the Daedalic duo will soar above the Gallatin Valley, affording a panoramic view of the area's mountains, lakes, and million-dollar lodges owned by aristocratic peregrine falcons. The lake tandem jump launches strapped-in non-hikers from flat ground near the lake shore to a towering 3,000 feet over blue waters and ants for a blissful 20-minute fly.
Call ahead to schedule a reservation for either the mountain or lake tandem jump so Andy can appease the wind gods before you arrive and inform you of where to meet up—though if unfriendly weather moves into the area, Andy will call to reschedule a flight when conditions are more peaceful.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Subject to availability. 50lb weight min, 250lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Required to complete a 1,000 ft vertical hike for mountain jump. Valid for mountain or lake tandem flight only. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.