Hang Gliding Championships
2014 King Mountain Contest - Design by Dan Gravage
2014 Contest Dates: July 7-12, 2014
The contest is over, you missed it this year.
About King Mountain - Idaho
King Mountain Hang Gliding and Paragliding events, notably the King Mountain Hang Gliding Championships, are permitted to operate under a special use permit by the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
King Mountain is located near Moore, Idaho, at the south end of the Lost River Range (See Map) in an area that compares quite favorably with California's Owens Valley.
There are mountain ranges towering over 12,000 ft. above the 5,000 ft. valleys; booming thermals; strong turbulence; and the promise of long XC flights.
This is a world class Hang Gliding and Paragliding site guaranteed to test your flying skills. It is challenging, lots of fun, with superb flying in some of the most scenic mountains in the world.
King Mountain is a very dynamic Hang-4 site in thermal or high wind conditions. Hang 3's can fly if assisted by experienced teammate H-4/5 pilots, preferably people who have multiple years flying here.
Largest Hang Gliding Competition in the U.S.A.
King Mountain attracts glider pilots from all over the world. Every summer from 80 to 125 pilots come to fly the annual King Mountain contest.
Is this your year? Remember, this is an advanced flying site with booming thermals and strong turbulence that will test your skills.
A WORD ABOUT DOGS...
Sorry, but no dogs will be allowed in set up areas or on either launch. An official pooper-scooper, rubber gloves and baggies will be left at the Moore Park. Pet owners are asked to respect the citizens of Moore and other competitors by picking up after their dogs.
Where to stay: Lodging & Recreation page for a list of Hotels and Campgrounds.