Skydiving centers in the New England area are all seasonal and are closed during the winter months. Most skydiving centers are open April-October, while some have shorter seasons that run May-September. It is tempting on a nice, sunny day in January to think about skydiving, however there are a few factors that make skydiving not accessible in the winter months for tandem skydiving.
This some seems to be a no-brainer, but temperature really is a huge factor when it comes to skydiving in the Winter. Although jumping in the cold is possible, from 14,000 feet up in the brisk Winter skies of New England, the temperature is typically 30 degrees colder than it is on the ground. Our Winter's can become very frigid and sometimes unbearably cold, so just imagine, falling through the sky at 120 miles per hour in NEGATIVE temperatures! Brr!
Up North we see a lot of snow. Landing in that type of environment can often feel like landing in a puddle and would leave your clothes wet. Instructors would have to do a wardrobe change before every customer that they took! Our instructors often times jump 10-15 times a day, that would be a whole lot of clothing changes! Snow also hides what is underneath it, making it challenging to choose a safe place to land. There could be rocks, shrubs or other hidden dangers lurking under the snow.
Skydiving centers in Southern United States are able to skydive year round due to more mild weather conditions. If you absolutely need to jump out of an airplane in the middle of the winter you will need to buy a plane ticket to Florida!
At Skydive Danielson, we'd rather keep you dry and safe during the harsh Winter months. Our season runs April-October, when it is much warmer outside. If you need something to look forward to, you are welcome to book your skydive for our upcoming season now! It will give you something to be excited about once we make it through winter.