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Soar above the Valley on a Vermont Glider Ride!

Looking for a little excitement coupled with incredible views? Stay at West Hill House B&B and we can arrange a piloted glider ride at Sugarbush Soaring for an experience like no other!

Vermont’s Mad River Valley is known for its picturesque views – now imagine seeing them from 5,500 feet as you soar overhead! There’s no other experience quite like it.

Piloted glider rides provide breathtakingly gorgeous views of the Mad River Valley and beyond. Your pilot will point out the landmarks as you soar. Weather permitting, you’ll even see such distant ones as New Hampshire’s Mount Washington and the Adirondacks beyond Lake Champlain.

Soaring in a piloted glider is different from flying in a plane in all the best ways.

First and foremost, gliders glide, rather than power, through the air, providing a much quieter ride. Secondly, gliders are smaller and sleeker than aircraft. This means your views are less restricted and your sense of flight heightened. The difference is not at all unlike that between being in a powerboat … or a kayak.

Both West Hill House B&B innkeepers, Peter and Susan, have experienced Mad River Valley glider rides and returned exhilarated. The pilot sits behind you, doing all the work, while you relax up front, soaking up the experience: just you and the view. Shutterbugs who own a zoom lens will want to bring it along with their biggest memory card. This is one memory your smartphone will not do justice!

Vermont Glider Rides

Guests of West Hill House B&B who are interested in taking a glider ride should let us know when you book your room. We can reserve your flight and arrange a small discount on piloted glider rides from Sugarbush Soaring when we book your soaring adventure for you! Rates depend on the length of flight you choose – each flight is one passenger along with your pilot.

Sugarbush Soaring, located right here in Warren, offers Vermont glider rides from May to October (weather dependent). Sugarbush Soaring also offers flight instruction, scenic rides, rentals, introductory flights, and aero tows.

And there’s lots more to do in the Mad River Valley. See more West Hill House B&B offers on our Vermont lodging specials and packages page!

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