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Skydive Big Sky

Average Rating: 4.80
4.80 out of 5 based on 10 user reviews

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Big Bend Airport
Lat: 52.082222
Lng: -114.016667

Red Deer, Ab, Alberta T4E 1B4

(403) 505-5867  (7859 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-23
Cesna 206

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 1200 CAD
S/L: 195 CAD
Tandem: 269 CAD
Video: 115 CAD
Jump Ticket: 32 CAD to 10000 ft


1 Mile from The Red Deer river, with a very nice view of the rocky mountains and surrouding lakes. Full service DZ to experienced and student jumpers. Rental gear available. Beautiful camping area, hot showers, lounging area.


  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Shop
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Skydive Big Sky Rated 5 by: CptDan on 2017-08-03

Pros: Nice facility, nice people, nice plane
Cons: None

No more cessna, now flying a King Air to 14000. Lots of talented staff and experienced jumpers. Onsite bbq is great. People are around afterhours weekends.
(Review ID:9351)

Awesome DZ and awesome people.

Skydive Big Sky Rated 5 by: DrRead on 2015-01-20

Pros: Great facilities, nice people, huge landing area.
Cons: Quite a few tandems.

I think this is a great DZ. If you are reading this and considering a tandem, the DZ is top class. Manifest does their absolute best to get fun jumpers on loads but tandems are priority. It has the ability to be even better from a fun jumper point of view. It would also be rad if camping/fires/parties at the DZ happened more often. All in all, a great DZ.
(Review ID:8712)

Very fun, but a bit of attitude issue

Skydive Big Sky Rated 4 by: Alex89 on 2012-09-03

Pros: Good Instructors! Put you right at ease when you are nervous! Like to have fun!
Cons: We've had problems with the receptionist, she was very very rude towards us

I love their instructors, they are friendly and super cool! Their camera guys are hilarious! However, we have a big problem against the receptionist, when we call to book and ask questions, she informs that she has no time to answer questions and that we should look online if we have any questions..The reason WHY we are calling is because the questions aren't answered online, we checked! Also we do have accents, me and my friend are both Russian, however we have been in Canada most of our lives and she told us "we have to know English, to be able to take the course" to do solo jumps! (My friend was chatting with one of her friends in Russian for 2 hours before calling for booking) We were bringing a large group of people, but maybe they make too much money already so if 10 don't show up it makes no difference. Will try other places, but if you can get past the receptionist's attitude, you will have a blast!
(Review ID:7591)

Most bad ass thing you will ever do, with the most expirienced, professional, but laid back people y

Skydive Big Sky Rated 5 by: beccakehoe on 2012-06-17

Pros: Everything about Big Sky was awesome.
Cons: A little bit of a drive from Calgary.

Yesterday was my first tandem jump from 12,500 feet. Something that I have always wanted to do, but I was still pretty nervous. Every single person in that building was affirming and so pumped that I didn't even have butterflies on the ride up. The training was very thorough (even though you forget EVERYTHING that moment your about to jump) which put us into a bit of a side spin. My instructor had over 1400 hundred jumps and was extremely experienced and took control right away (a little embarrassing for me haha, I brought my knees forward and the air pockets sent us in a spin). I had a camera guy jump with us too, so it got caught on camera haha, oh dear.
Both of them were so awesome about everything, I didn't even realize I screwed up until I seen the video! I am definitely returning to redeem myself and thank those two men again for the wonderful experience they gave me.
I will be recommending this place to everyone. Such a great atmosphere, no pun intended ;)

Thank you big sky!

(Review ID:7324)

Good all around DZ

Skydive Big Sky Rated 4 by: mikgabo on 2010-08-13

Pros: friendly staff, newer A/C, new gear
Cons: none

I was visiting Calgary and was looking to do some jumps on a limited window of time as I was flying back home that day, they were very accommodating and got me one jump in the nick of time!
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile.
I was renting grear and was impressed at how new it all was. They also had a wide selection of sizes. I will definitely go back to this DZ in future visits to Calgary!

(Review ID:5925)

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