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Common Questions

Why choose Colorado Mountain Skydive?

Colorado Mountain Skydive is located in between Pikes Peak and the Sangre de Cristos which provides a unique 270 degree mountain view. We provide skydiving services 7 days a week during the summer season.  We offer several training methods including tandem rides, AFF, Tandem Progression, Tunnel Progression, Certification training and more.  Not only do we offer a true Colorado Mountain experience, we capture the experience on video; buy or not, you get to yourself plummet from the airplane.  Unique to us, we allow you to purchase just one picture of this amazing experience.

  • Over 27 years experience
  • Amazing 270 degree mountain view
  • All skydiving training and certification offered; Tandem, AFF, Wind Tunnel Progression.
  • All tandem jumpers are captured on video; buy or not; you get to see what really happened. – Share with friends and family
  • 7 days a week all summer
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 719-285-4050.

Book a Skydive using a Credit Card  – Click Here

Do you accept walkins? Do I need a reservation.

Sometimes.  We do allow walkins that show up before 11am.  We do not accept walkins after 11am.  We suggest you call 719-285-4050 to determine if were operating and get weather updates.

How many feet up do you go? How high?

We jump from 15,000k, 21,000k above sea (MSL).

15,000 (MSL) is guaranteed on all skydives. Other altitudes subject to aircraft and availability.

How long does it take?

We ask you to allow 2-5 hours plus driving time for the experience. Your check-in appointment time is not related to when you jump. We have many factors and we ask everyone to allow 2-5 hrs but it can take a little longer.

Due to CoVid-19 policies, the time necessary may be a little longer than normal and may cause abnormal delays.  We appreciate your understanding.

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.

What is the best time of day?

It depends on the person jumping. All boarding groups of the day have their own value and there is no bad one. We recommend morning because of afternoon weather.

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 (a fee over 220)and restrictions will apply (gear must fit properly).

How much is tandem skydiving?

CLICK HERE – Tandem Skydive Prices and Information

Early Bird Special is running thru Sept for only $189 Cash – Book 8:30am Weekdays and 7am Weekends.

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.

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.

Do you offer Discounts?


Early Bird Special currently is a cash price only Weekdays at 8:30am and Weekends at 7am for only $189


We offer several discounts including, student discounts, active & retired military, and civil servants including fire and emergency services.

Tell me more about video and pictures.

Everyone that goes skydiving here is provided an opportunity to see yourself skydive.  All our tandem jumps are recorded with video and pictures.  After you land, within 15 minutes you have an opportunity to see the video and purchase.    If you did not purchase in advance you will have a chance to decide after you jump and get media by selecting on of our packages; 1 photo, 3 photos, all the photos, all the photos and video.

Ultimate Media Package:  This package must be purchased in advanced of your jump.  A professional skydiver will jump with you.  After you land you will be provided with a full video of your jump both from the professional photographer but also from your instructor.

How do I book?

Prepaid voucher holders must use our online booking system.   To book direct call 719-285-4050 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 or cancel after agreeing to process payment with a phone agent.  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 are your hours of operation?

Were open 7 days a week all year long.  We are closed for select holidays.

Our reservation and telephone office staff are available daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm

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.  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).

Is my checkin time when I jump? When should I arrive?

Arrive at your scheduled arrival time. We have arrival groups with several people showing up.  Everyone is processed on a first come first serve basis.

We ask everyone to allow 3-5 hours for the experience. You may be here the better part of a day.

Flight Schedule

Weekdays – 8:30am

Saturday and Sunday  7:00am

Winter (Thanksgiving – March):Saturday-Sunday.

Summer Schedule: 7 Days a Week

*Reservations Required for all tandem and training jumps, for same day skydiving or walk-in call ahead 719-285-4050.

After I reserve, what next?

You should receive a confirmation email showing the date and time of your reservation. You do not need to arrive early. If you arrive early we can process your registration but flight availability may vary until close to your time. During off season hours staff may be at other parts of the airport.

After I arrive, what next?

After you arrive you will watch a short video, sign a waiver, and then proceed to training. We explain emergencies, aircraft, exit, free fall, and the parachute ride. The experience is fantastic with great views of the Royal Gorge Region from above, the Sangre De Cristo mountain range and Pikes Peak.

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.

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.

Do I have to 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.

Do I have to sign a waiver?


What happens if I don’t show for my appointment or cancel my appointment?

Your appointment time is held by your reservation deposit and is non refundable. If you have a tour voucher it is possible your voucher may become void. If you change the appointment date or time: Groups 1-4 must call to make changes 48 hours before your appointment; Groups 5 or more must change your appointment time 7 days before your reservation. If you booked through travel agent your voucher will be subject to the same fee and your deposit is non refundable. Your $50 dollar 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.

Are you the only place in Colorado? Why should we go with you?

There are several places to skydive in Colorado. We have several reasons why we want you to visit us. We have lots of fun with a BBQ social every Saturday night during the Summer. We are the largest skydiving provider in Southern Colorado offering all forms of skydiving from Tandem to Student training. We are the only center on the airport to offer USPA AFF training.

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes. We call them Boarding Passes. It is a wonderful souvenir style ticket the recipient can use to book a skydive on our website anytime.  The passes are redeemable by the holder. To purchase a boarding pass use the button below.

Directions to Colorado Mountain Skydive at the Fremont County Airport.

60298 U.S. 50 12-E, Penrose, CO 81240

Decker Dr, Penrose, CO 81240

Take Highway 50 West towards Canon City.


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

Turn Left onto the Dirt road that runs back east along side the War Memorial.

When you arrive at the gate call 719-285-4050 for an escort to the hanger.


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 value.

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 719-285-4050

I arrived and the weather is good, why did you cancel?

Weather is the hardest part of our job. If conditions are marginal such as cloud level or wind we may choose to cancel the day skydiving. We alert everyone the moment the decision is made. If we canceled the day due to weather and the weather changes becoming better later by chance it is not always a green light to go; for safety reasons the safety and training decision is final for the day. You can always call to discuss weather.

What kind of Aircraft do you use?

We fly a SuperVan 900 which climbs to altitude in about 12 minutes.


SuperVan Colorado

Are you a United States Parachute Association Group Member?

Yes. We are an active USPA group member dropzone.

Verify our USPA Group Membership

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.

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