Swiss Open Verbier 2024


After the glorious times of paragliding back in the nineties in the area, we are excited about organizing the swiss championships in Verbier from the 11th to the 17th of August. This mountainous region is well known to offer many flying days all year round.



Everything will happen in le Châble at the bottom station in the valley 

Headquarter location



12-17.8.2024 (official training day 11.8)

Registration Sunday, 11.8., 17-20h, Monday 8-9h,

Opening Ceremony Sunday, 11.8., 19h, General Briefing 20:30 h

Competition Days 12.-17.8.2023 (6 possible tasks)

Meteo-Infos and decision on delaying and carrying out: 

Infos start on 8.8. (Thursday evening), latest decision on carrying out 2 days before the planned start.

Price Giving Ceremony as soon as possible after last Task


Registation fee: CHF 290.-

- Free entry for pilots on WPRS < 50 (ranking  2024-05-01)



- Registration:

- Registration deadline 12.5.2024

- First selection round 14.5.2024

   - WPRS ranking  2024-05-01

   - 70 of max. 120 places are reserved for Swiss pilots

- Payment deadline of the registration fee (CHF 100) 20.5.2024

- Second selection round 21.5.24

- Payment deadline for second selection round (CHF 100): 30.5.

 Remaining free places:

- Afterwards registration up to the maximum number of participants according WPRS.


Cancellation of a Registration:

In the case of injury, and where a medical certificate is supplied, or other circumstances beyond the pilot’s control, refund of the registration fee will be decided on a case-by case basis.


Cancellation of the Event

The pilot will be refunded all costs, but not the registration fee of CHF 100.


Remaining amount (CHF 190)

On Thursday, 20h, we will make a meteo-info and send the invoices for the remaining amount (CHF 190). This invoice must be paid on site before registration!



Swiss Sporting Rules, Rules PWCA (GPS), CIVL (general)



Location: Le Chable, Verbier, Switzerland

Organizer: Swiss League and the Para-delta club des combins

Technical delegate: Martin Scheel

Meet Director: Thibaut Descoeudres (Local, president of club)

Task setting: Thibaut Descoeudres, Yael Margelisch, Fabrice Thiebaud, Martin Scheel

Scorer: Jörg Ewald

Transport: Cable Car

Retrieve: Public transport (free)


Scoring Categories:


Swiss only (Swiss Championship)


Swiss Female only (Swiss Female Championship)

Sport (only Swiss, up to EN-C)

Juniors (only Swiss, < 26)


Accomodation or airbnb offers various accommodations for different budgets. We suggest you go through their website as soon as you are selected (there are not a lot of low budget accomodations).There are also a few bed and breakfast. Remember the location of the headquarters is not in Verbier but in Le Châble

If you choose an accommodation which is not at walking distance from the cable car, coming there by car in the morning is easy and there is a lot of parking places which are free (during the day) 

There is also the option to camp in front of the HQ. Once you arrive, check in in the parknsleep app ( Price is 21.50 per night. Toilets and showers are available in the HQ. As it's not an official camping, there is no electricity (I will check what possibilities we have about this topic)


List of documents to provide at registration (foreign pilots only)

FAI sporting licence


Pilot’sNational licence

Insurance Third party liability


Services included in the entry fee:

Medals for the ranks 1-3 (Swiss Ranking)

Material prizes (Open ranking)

T-Shirts (only for pilots registred prior to 12.5.2023)

Extensive meteo-briefings

Very informative task-briefings

Map with take-offs, turnpoints, landings, restricted areas 

Turnpoints files

Water on take-off

Toilets on take-off

Transport to take-off 

Retrieve (free public transport)


Free data sim card for international Pilots


Opening ceremony

Closing ceremony