Varan

Classic takeoff with an easy hike up to tree-line

Hiking Start: Plateau d'Assy, 1002m ASL

Hiking: 652 Hm, 1-2h

Takeoff Point: Varan, 1645m ASL

Takeoff Type: Grass

Takeoff Direction: W / S / SE 

Landing Options: Plateau d'Assy / Chedde / Marlioz / Passy Lake 

Advantages: Easy short hike. Large grassy easy takeoff. Good XC start. Water available at the Varan hut

Disadvantages: Not a very interesting glide 

Caution: Avoid landing at Passy Lake during strong thermal days - wind valley can be ferocious