Common Questions

How can I check availability to go skydiving?
Use our online booking system to check availability;  Just enter the number of people and desired jump date and our system will show you available times, OR you can call us at 719-784-2047.

Can I jump right away?

We offer seasonal walk in service and jumps within 24 hours (not available online); call us for short notice.  We understand a sudden urge to skydive & try our best to make it happen for you!

 

How old do I have to be?
USPA Basic Safety Regulations requires you must be at least 18 years old to make a skydive. Parents and legal guardians can not sign for a minor.

Is there a weight limit?
The maximum weight limit is 260 pounds. The limit is the same for both men and women. If you are over 220 pounds fees ($2 per pound over 220)and restrictions will apply (gear must fit properly).

What type of equipment do you use?
Our tandem service utilizes the Sigma Tandem system designed by the innovators of tandem skydiving, United Parachute Technologies.  The main parachute you will be flying is the brand new Icarus Tandem TX2.  The all new TX2 combines years of testing and innovation to offer the most durable tandem parachute ever created.

Where?
We skydive at the Fremont County Airport.       60298 U.S. 50 12-E, Penrose, CO 81240

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Take Highway 50 West towards Canon City.  Look for the WAR MEMORIAL on the left.

WE ARE NOT CLOSE TO THE ROAD OR THE PLANES ON DISPLAY!!

Turn left into airport on DECKER DRIVE.  You will pass UPS on the left. You will drive between a stand of trees. As you enter the 6 foot fenced entrance marked FREMONT COUNTY AIRPORT, the parking lot is on your left.  To the right of three office modules and a pedestrian gate, you will see a small white stucco building with blue trim saying: ROYAL GORGE SKYDIVE.  When you see “JUMP!” on the fence,  you are there!

DO NOT GO TO ANY HANGERS. Our hangers are only for airplanes. The google link below will take you to our parking lot.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/38%C2%B025’55.3%22N+105%C2%B006’13.4%22W/@38.432029,-105.1042656,257m

After arriving call 719-784-2047 if you have any issue finding us.

When?
Arrive at your scheduled check in time; your orientation/instruction is part of your scheduled time.

dimetri-skydiveincolorado22-meHow many feet up do you go? How high?
We jump from 14,000k to 16,000k above sea (MSL).

What is the best time of day?
It depends on the person jumping.  All times of the day have their own value and there is no bad one.

How long does it take?
We ask you to allow 2-3 hours plus driving time for the experience.

What if the weather does NOT look good?
Often times weather can be different at the airport compared to Denver & Colorado Springs. Don’t assume the weather is bad at the dropzone just because it”s bad at home. Call us at 719-784-2047

How much?
The price is depending on demand and availability.

2018 Season Prices 

FALL SPECIAL $189 .00 Weekend   $179 Weekday   (Book Online for additional discount)

Standard Pricing        $209.00 – per person Weekdays     $219.00 – per person Weekends

Pictures and Video: $99 (includes one print)   Pictures Only: $69   Additional $10 fee after leaving Drop Zone. 

Outside Videographer:  $139  – A videographer will accompany you on the aircraft, follow you and film from instruction to landing. When you leave the aircraft the video jumper will fall away from the aircraft to record your experience.  The video jumper will continue down and moves (flies) horizontal to basically get out of your way so he can deploy his parachute and continue footage through landing.

Other Options –**Single Print Photo $20**  **3 Favorite Candid Shots Printed $40** **20 Prints for only $7 w/ Purchase of full pic package $69**

***ALL PRINTS MUST BE SELECTED & PURCHASED DURING VISIT. *******  PLEASE RESPECT COPYRIGHTED CONTENT. ***

Do you match competitor pricing?
Yes. We will match any advertised competitor price that has the same credentials (USPA) within a 50 mile radius. Just provide the link where you saw that advertised business and price on your reservation comments and pay the required $50 deposit and we’ll see you soon.

Are you a United States Parachute Association Group Member?
Yes. We are an active USPA group member dropzone.

Do you offer Discounts?
Yes. We offer several discounts including large groups (over 6), student discounts, active & retired military, and civil servants including first responders.

How do I book?
Prepaid voucher holders must use our online booking system.   To book direct call 719-784-2047 or use our online booking system.  Your deposit of $50 is non refundable and is only forfeited if you do not show for a scheduled appointment.  If weather is a factor, your deposit is transferable to another appointment date and time. We do not offer refunds on reservation deposits as the value is maintained unless you don’t show for your appointment. If you do not cancel at least 48 hours(GROUPS 1 persons to 4 persons and GROUPS 5 or more 7 days)  before reservation date, your deposit is used to pay your cancellation fee.  We DO NOT offer refunds on discount vouchers paid to other companies.

What happens if the weather is bad once I arrive?
This is the hardest for everyone.  Many factors can delay or cancel your appointment, this can happen after arriving at the airport.  If weather is a factor your deposit is transferable to another appointment date and time.   We do not offer refunds on reservation deposits as the value is maintained.  We DO NOT offer refunds on discount vouchers paid to other companies; you must use the voucher prior to the expiration date for the full discounted DCIM103GOPROvalue.

Is the deposit part of the price?
Yes. The deposit will come off the price of the jump. So you will only have to pay the balance remaining on the day of your jump at the airport.

What should I bring with me? What should I wear?
You will need to show a valid photo ID before your skydive. For foot attire: tennis shoes are ideal – no sandals, heels, boots with hooks, or speed laces. Your shoes must be closed toe, and have a snug fit that does not allow them to be kicked off. Dressing for the occasion: We recommend you wear jeans. No yoga pants or soft material. Dress for the weather. If it is cold, bring a sweater, if it is really cold bring a couple of sweaters. We will provide you with gloves and goggles. Basically, you want to dress as if your planning on sliding into home base (baseball).

After I book, what next?
We will contact you to confirm your date and answer any questions you have. After you arrive you will watch a short video, sign a waiver, and then proceed to training. We explain emergencies, exit, free fall, and the parachute ride.  The parachute ride is fantastic with great views of the Royal Gorge from above, the Sangre De Cristo mountain range and Pikes Peak.

What happens if the parachute doesn’t open?
If the main parachute fails to deploy, the reserve parachute will deploy, which is inspected and repacked every 180 days by an FAA certified parachute rigger.

Can I bring a camera on the jump?
No; United States Parachute Association Basic Safety Regulations recommends only trained jumpers use these to avoid critical distractions. Our instructors take video and pictures throughout your experience for you.

What does freefall feel like?
Freefall is not the “roller coaster drop” feeling most people expect it would be. It is a comfortable sensation of floating and support, with a slight pressure of air against your body. Freefall is the closest thing to human flight, especially when falling “relative” with other skydivers. In relation to other skydivers in the air, a jumper can move forward, backwards, up, down and all around in the sky. He or she can dive vertically over 200 mph or achieve horizontal movement over the ground up to 60 mph.

Do I have go “Tandem” for my first jump?
No.  You can skydive on your own with your own parachute for the first time.  Tandem just makes the experience a little easier and quicker because you have a parachutist-in-command present.  If you want to jump “on your own” call High Sky Adventures Parachute Club at 719-784-4007.

What happens if I don’t show for my appointment or cancel my appointment?
Your appointment time is held by your reservation deposit.  If you have a tour voucher it is possible your voucher may become void.   If you cancel the appointment: Groups 1-4 must call to cancel 48 hours before your appointment to avoid the reservation fee; Groups 5 or more must cancel 7 days before your reservation to avoid the $50 dollar per person reservation deposit.   If you booked through travel agent your voucher will be subject to the same fee.  Your $50 dollar PP reservation deposit is transferable to another date and time if the weather is bad.

If the weather is bad can I get a refund on my prepaid voucher ticket?
Once you reserve a seat you can not get a refund on your voucher.  We require a non refundable $50 dollar deposit per person. When you book you are agreeing to use the voucher as your security deposit.  We allow for immediate reschedule. It is important to use the voucher before the expiration date to get the full value of the ticket.

Can we all jump together?
We can not guarantee everyone in your group will jump together.  We will do our best to pair people per their request but there are several scenarios which can cause participants to get ticketed on different flights.

Directions to Royal Gorge Skydive at the Fremont County Airport.

60298 U.S. 50 12-E, Penrose, CO 81240807972ec-e8c1-47ca-be93-8467bec002b3

Decker Dr, Penrose, CO 81240

Take Highway 50 West towards Canon City.    LOOK FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL

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Pass the War Memorial on left. Pass UPS on your LEFT.

Continue on paved road that curves to the left leading to a parking area.  To the right of three trailers you will see a small building next to a gate.  We are located in the small white stucco building.

directions2  After arriving call 719-784-2047 if you have issue finding us.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/38%C2%B025’55.3%22N+105%C2%B006’13.4%22W/@38.432029,-105.1042656,257m