Change Your Altitude
July 20, 2014
“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? It is the same the angels breathe.” ~Mark Twain
Change Your Altitude
Leave the summer crowds behind and head for the skies for a truly unique Tahoe adventure. Treat yourself and your family to a peaceful, birds’ eye view of the nation’s largest alpine lake. As you soar through the skies, witness first hand why the grandeur and natural beauty of Lake Tahoe has made it a premier vacation destination. With Constellation at Northstar as your home base, your summer adventure will be one to remember.
As you watch the sun rise over the Sierra, enjoy a continental breakfast while being transported to the Tahoe Flyer, the world’s only USCG certified balloon launch and recovery vessel. From the launch site, you will ascend to 10,000 feet above sea level, where you will be rewarded with iconic views of all of Tahoe including Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake and the Desolation Wilderness. Commemorate this once in a lifetime adventure with a traditional champagne toast on your return to the shores.
From Constellation Residences, head 10 minutes down the hill to the Truckee Airport, where your helicopter awaits you. From here, experience the spectacular scenery of Emerald Bay, the pristine and unspoiled shorelines of Zephyr Cover and Sand Harbor and the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Though not for the faint of heart, paragliding over Lake Tahoe is one of the most breathtaking and unforgettable ways to experience the Sierra. After orientation and pre-flight instruction, you will free fly and soar with the birds. A not-to-miss adventure for the young and the young-at-heart.
For both regular thrill seekers and first timers, this exhilarating experience goes beyond a simple tour or ride; it is an introductory/discovery flight that allows you to learn some basics of powered hang gliding, while soaring over one of the most beautiful places on earth. You will truly be in the pilot’s seat, with full control of the aircraft, earning flying time and amazing memories.