Why Skydive Truckee Tahoe?

Not only are we the closest skydiving center to Reno and North Lake Tahoe destinations, we are one of the most beautiful dropzones in the world. Skydiving here offers unrivaled scenery and views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Here, safety is our priority and skydiving is our passion. All of our staff are experienced and properly certified. We love what we do! We are committed to making this the experience of a lifetime for you. .

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, we highly recommend that you make an appointment ahead of time. Scheduled jumps take priority over walk-ins. We do accept walk-ins, so stop and check in with us if you are nearby and feel like an experience of a lifetime! Our skydiving season is May to October.

When can I skydive and how do I make a reservation?  

Call us at 530-562-7530 or email skydive@skydivetruckeetahoe.com . You can check for jump availability by phone or email. Please call us and we will do our very best to accommodate you. Please note, a non-refundable $50 deposit is required to secure your booking. 

Is there a weight limit?

Yes, for safety reasons, there is a weight limit of 220lbs.  Please call us if you weigh over 200 pounds, some restrictions may apply. 

Is there an age restriction?

Yes, you must be at least 18 years old, however there is no upper age limit. You are never too old to experience the thrill of skydiving! 

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activity and shoes that won’t fall off. Definitely bring long pants and long sleeves as it can sometimes be cool up there!

Can I eat beforehand?

In general, it is better to have something in your stomach and eat beforehand. However, some people may be susceptible to stomach upset and/or motion sickness from all the excitement.

Can I drink alcohol beforehand to calm my nerves?

No, sorry, anyone who smells of alcohol or is intoxicated will not be allowed to jump.

What if I have a medical condition?

Please seek professional medical advice if you have any medical conditions that you are concerned about. 


How safe is it to skydive at Skydive Truckee Tahoe? 

All of our skydiving instructors have undergone rigorous training and national USPA certification. We are proud to be a United States Parachute Association (USPA) group member drop zone and we strictly adhere to all FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and USPA guidelines on safety. Safety is our top priority. 

What happens if the parachute doesn't open?

This is a popular question! A malfunction of the main canopy is very rare. However, if there is a problem with the main canopy, the tandem parachute container that your instructor is wearing contains two parachutes, the main parachute and a reserve parachute. If the main parachute doesn't open properly, your tandem instructor will use the reserve parachute. All tandem parachutes are also equipped with a computerized Automatic Activation Device (AAD). In the extremely unlikely event that the parachute is not deployed the AAD is designed to activate the parachute automatically.


Is it worth it to get my jump filmed and photographed? 

YES! YES! YES! For many people this is a once in a lifetime experience and it is truly like nothing else you will have done before or will do again. Even if you go on to become an experienced skydiver, you will always get a thrill from reliving this experience. Plus, it’s really fun to show your friends and family.

Can I bring my own camera with me on the jump? 

No, only experienced skydivers are permitted to use a camera and have to have a minimum of 300 jumps to do so, per USPA regulations. Besides, you are much too busy with your skydive to look after your cameras!


What if it rains on the day I'm scheduled to jump? 

If, for any reason, it is unsafe to jump due to weather conditions, you will have the choice to reschedule for another time or get a full refund.

What is your refund policy?

Due to the fact that instructor availability and appointments are limited, we ask that you cancel or reschedule 48 hours before your reservation. A no-show or failure to cancel or reschedule within 48hrs will result in the loss of the $50 deposit.