Here’s a list of commonly asked questions about skydiving with Skydive Twin Cities West 

Please call us at 763-333-6592 if you have a question or would like more information about skydiving!

Do you accept vouchers, jump certificates, etc. purchased from booking agencies?

No.  We only accept gift certificates purchased through our website or by calling us directly at 763-333-6592.  We also do not accept reservations made through any agency.  To make a reservation, either use our online reservation system or call us at 763-333-6592.  Please use caution and verify that you are purchasing a Skydive Twin Cities gift certificate or making a reservation with Skydive Twin Cities by only using our website or calling our office number.  A good rule of thumb in telling the difference is if the price you are being charged is higher than the current prices listed on our Prices  page, you are not speaking directly to Skydive Twin Cities.

Do the prices listed include all equipment needed to make my skydive?

Yes, the prices listed include everything you will need to make your skydive, even the taxes.  Video prices do not include tax, that will be added at time of purchase.

What are your hours of operation?

We are open May thru October.  Saturday & Sunday 8:00 A.M. until Sunset.

What is the age limit for skydiving?

You must be at least 18 years old to skydive. Please bring a valid photo ID with you.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes. We can take tandem skydivers up to 220 lbs and solo training skydivers up to 240 lbs.

Are there any medical condition(s) or precription medication(s) that would prevent me from being

able to skydive?

Yes.  Please consult your doctor if you have any questions regarding any of your health condition(s) or medication(s) that you are taking.  If you are currently under the treatment for any of the following medical conditions we require a note from your doctor stating that it is okay for you to skydive:  Cardiac or pulmonary condition or disease, high or low blood pressure, fainting spells or convulsions, hearing loss or impairment, nervous disorders, diabetes, kidney or related diseases, shortness of breath, psychiatric disorders, subluxation or joint dislocation.  If you are on any regular medication we require a note from your doctor stating that it is okay for you to skydive.

Do you have a group discount?

Yes, we have a group discount for tandem skydives. Groups of 10 or more, $20 discount per person. All members of the group must redeem the group discount, and only the group discount, to be counted as a member of the group.

What should I wear to make my first skydive?

Wear comfortable clothing suitable for the current weather conditions. You will be wearing a  jumpsuit over your clothing for the skydive.  It is recommended that you wear clothing that will not restrict your movement or will be uncomfortable under a snug harness. For example, baggy jeans may bunch up under the jumpsuit and harness.  Wear athletic type shoes. No flip flops or other shoes that are not secured to your feet.

Should I eat before my skydive?

It's a good idea to eat a light meal or snack before you head to the dropzone.

Can I consume alcohol or drugs before my skydive?

No. You will not be allowed to skydive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

How long does the entire process take?

Plan on spending at least half a day with us, possibly longer.  Normally, it is less than that, but there are many factors that may extend that time for example, weather delays. Feel free to bring items to entertain yourself, books, magazines, balls, frisbees, etc. 

If the weather looks bad, how will I know if I should come to the dropzone or not?

We typically try to call you approximately two hours before your scheduled appointment if we need to reschedule your skydive due to weather.  If you have are traveling a long distance and/or have any weather concerns, please call us prior to heading to the dropzone.

Should I show up earlier than my scheduled time?

No. Your appointment time is the time you should check-in.  You are welcome and encouraged to come early and watch other people skydiving.

Can my friends and/or family watch me skydive?

Yes. We encourage friends and/or family to join you. We have seating for spectators to sit in with a great view of the landing area!

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, debit cards, PayPal and most major credit cards. 

Do I need to make a reservation for a tandem skydive?

Reservations are required for a Tandem Jumps and for the Solo Training First Jump Course/First Jump.

Do you require a deposit or charge a cancellation fee?

A $50 deposit per person or payment in full is required when making a reservation.  Rescheduling is allowed with two days notice or we reschedule due to weather conditions.  Deposit, where applicable, is not refundable unless otherwise stated.  A reservation is required.

Do you offer video of tandem and solo skydives?

Yes!  We offer HD video and high quality photos, and they are amazing!   Your video and photos will be uploaded to Skydive Twin Cities West’s SmugMug site so they can be easily viewed, downloaded, and shared via email, Facebook, YouTube, etc.  You will be given a card with the link and instructions for finding your photos after your skydive.  You can see the packages we offer here. You can view, share, and download your pictures and video from SmugMug by following these instructions: 1. Go to https://skydivetwincitieswest.smugmug.com/search  2. Type your first and last name in the search box. 3. Click “Gallery” under the search box. 4. Click the search icon to the right of the search box. 

Skydive Twin Cities West 3378 230th St Winsted, MN 55395 

763-333-6592    Email us  

Member of the United States Parachute Association www.uspa.org

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about skydiving with Skydive Twin Cities. 

If you don’t see what you are looking for here, please

call us at 763-333-6592!

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Do you accept vouchers, jump certificates, etc.

purchased from booking agencies?

No.  We only accept gift certificates purchased through our website or by calling us directly at 763-333-6592.  We also do not accept reservations made through any agency.  To make a reservation, either use our online reservation system or call us at 763-333-6592.  Please use caution and verify that you are purchasing a Skydive Twin Cities gift certificate or making a reservation with Skydive Twin Cities by only using our website or calling our office number.  A good rule of thumb in telling the difference is if the price you are being charged is higher than the current prices listed on our Prices  page, you are not speaking directly to Skydive Twin Cities.

Do the prices listed include all equipment needed

to make my skydive?

Yes, the prices listed include everything you will need to make your skydive, even the taxes.  Video prices do not include tax, that will be added at time of purchase.

What are your hours of operation?

We are open May thru October.  Saturday & Sunday 8:00 A.M. until Sunset.

What is the age limit for skydiving?

You must be at least 18 years old to skydive. Please bring a valid photo ID with you.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes. We can take tandem skydivers up to 220 lbs and solo training skydivers up to 240 lbs.

Are there any medical condition(s) or precription

medication(s) that would prevent me from being

able to skydive?

Yes.  Please consult your doctor if you have any questions regarding any of your health condition(s) or medication(s) that you are taking.  If you are currently under the treatment for any of the following medical conditions we require a note from your doctor stating that it is okay for you to skydive:  Cardiac or pulmonary condition or disease, high or low blood pressure, fainting spells or convulsions, hearing loss or impairment, nervous disorders, diabetes, kidney or related diseases, shortness of breath, psychiatric disorders, subluxation or joint dislocation.  If you are on any regular medication we require a note from your doctor stating that it is okay for you to skydive.

Do you have a group discount?

Yes, we have a group discount for tandem skydives. Groups of 10 or more, $20 discount per person. All members of the group must redeem the group discount, and only the group discount, to be counted as a member of the group.

What should I wear to make my first skydive?

Wear comfortable clothing suitable for the current weather conditions. You will be wearing a  jumpsuit over your clothing for the skydive.  It is recommended that you wear clothing that will not restrict your movement or will be uncomfortable under a snug harness. For example, baggy jeans may bunch up under the jumpsuit and harness.  Wear athletic type shoes. No flip flops or other shoes that are not secured to your feet.

Should I eat before my skydive?

It's a good idea to eat a light meal or snack before you head to the dropzone.

Can I consume alcohol or drugs before my

skydive?

No. You will not be allowed to skydive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

How long does the entire process take?

Plan on spending at least half a day with us, possibly longer.  Normally, it is less than that, but there are many factors that may extend that time for example, weather delays. Feel free to bring items to entertain yourself, books, magazines, balls, frisbees, etc. 

If the weather looks bad, how will I know if I

should come to the dropzone or not?

We typically try to call you approximately two hours before your scheduled appointment if we need to reschedule your skydive due to weather.  If you have are traveling a long distance and/or have any weather concerns, please call us prior to heading to the dropzone.

Should I show up earlier than my scheduled time?

No. Your appointment time is the time you should check-in.  You are welcome and encouraged to come early and watch other people skydiving.

Can my friends and/or family watch me skydive?

Yes. We encourage friends and/or family to join you. We have seating for spectators to sit in with a great view of the landing area!

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, debit cards, PayPal and most major credit cards. 

Do I need to make a reservation for a tandem

skydive?

Reservations are required for a Tandem Jumps and for the Solo Training First Jump Course/First Jump.

Do you require a deposit or charge a cancellation

fee?

A $50 deposit per person or payment in full is required when making a reservation.  Rescheduling is allowed with two days notice or we reschedule due to weather conditions.  Deposit, where applicable, is not refundable unless otherwise stated.  A reservation is required.

Do you offer video of tandem and solo skydives?

Yes!  We offer HD video and high quality photos, and they are amazing!   Your video and photos will be uploaded to Skydive Twin Cities West’s SmugMug site so they can be easily viewed, downloaded, and shared via email, Facebook, YouTube, etc.  You will be given a card with the link and instructions for finding your photos after your skydive.  You can see the packages we offer here. You can view, share, and download your pictures and video from SmugMug by following these instructions: 1. Go to https://skydivetwincitieswest.smugmug.com/search  2. Type your first and last name in the search box. 3. Click “Gallery” under the search box. 4. Click the search icon to the right of the search box. 

Member of the United States Parachute Association www.uspa.org

Skydive Twin Cities West    3378 230th St, Winsted, MN 55395  Email us                                                                763-333-6592