Your first time skydiving is a big deal. You’re going to want to get as much out of the experience as possible — but what time of year is the best? Truly it comes down to what you are looking for, as each season presents its own set of perks and challenges. With a few tips and tricks, you’ll be able to pinpoint the ideal time for you to book your skydiving adventure in Texas Hill Country.
Regardless of the season, sometimes the day’s weather doesn’t bode well for skydiving. A ‘weather hold’ is exactly what it sounds like. Sometimes, we have to hold off on skydiving due to the ‘weather. While we will do our best to reschedule you for the soonest time available, you may need to return another day if the weather is bad enough.
The weather plays a huge part in how your jump goes. Visibility, ease of flight, and physical comfort are all affected. A pleasant drizzle on the ground is going to feel a lot more like a dozen little needles at 120mph. Heavy winds are also unfavorable for your canopy flight.
Skydiving in Texas in Spring
What better way to start off the year? Spring is a great time to expand your horizons and try new things … so why not spread your wings and jump from a plane? Springtime in Texas is warm and sunny. You’ll often be greeted by clear blue skies, which will give you stunning views. You won’t usually have to deal with unpredictable cold snaps.
Castroville happens to be the poppy capital of Texas. The brilliant red buds reach their full bloom in spring, particularly in March and April. At this time, you’ll be treated to a particularly stunning view below as you sail the skies. One thing to keep in mind with a spring date is the increased possibility for inclement weather changes. Unfortunately, this beautiful time of year happens to coincide with tornado season. Safety is our number one priority! If a weather hold is necessary, your date will be moved to a time and day projected to be better for skydiving.
Skydiving in Texas in Summer
Ah summer! Who doesn’t love summer? The warmer months are full of promise. They also tend to be a busy time of year for skydivers. Summer is a great time for both social butterflies and solo fliers. With the increased interest, it’s more likely you’ll be sharing your cab and time slot with others. This is a great way to build lasting bonds as well as fleeting, but meaningful, friendships. Summer is also a popular time for experienced jumpers, so you may be able to pick up a few pointers from repeat customers.
Summer also offers longer days. For you, that means we have more time to work with! Instead of fighting the low winter sun, we can jump later into the day. If you are worried about the Texas heat for a summer jump, don’t be. Keep in mind that at altitude, the temperature is nearly 30 degrees cooler. With the addition of wind in your hair, what better way is there to cool off and still be active? As refreshing as a dip in the mighty Medina, skydiving offers way more to see.
Skydiving in Texas in Fall
Fall in Texas is fantastic. With highs still in the low 90s and lows in the high 70s, we’re a little spoiled with our extended ‘summer’. Even though the kids are back at it with their school work and you’re preparing for the holidays at home, you’ve still got a few last drops of summer in there. Take advantage of it and blow off some steam!
Fall can be rainier than other seasons here in Texas, so it is important to keep that in mind. That said, Texas in the fall is beautiful. From up in the cab, you see all the brilliant leaves bursting into beautiful blooms below. As you freefall and those orange, gold, and brown leaves rush by, you’ll feel as if you’re diving into the world’s largest leaf pile. As you sail under your canopy, you’ll feel cozier than if you were curled up with a big pumpkin spice latte.
Skydiving in Winter in Texas
While colder than the rest of the year, winter in Texas isn’t too bad. The weather can be a little chilly, but not unpleasantly cold like up north. Mild winters are numerous — and surprisingly dry rain-wise. The only drawbacks we can see for winter are the shorter days and the naked trees. However, a plus to that is an unobstructed view of Castroville’s architecture.
Winter is all about togetherness, and with togetherness comes gift giving. Often, the best gift to give is the gift of experience! It’s an irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind gesture that you can also choose to share together. Whether you choose skydiving as a gift, date, or family bonding day, if you’ve got thrill seekers in your life, this is a hard opportunity to pass up. As a present under the tree, to ring in the new year, or for your sweetie before a romantic night on the town, skydiving is sure to shake the winter blues.
What Time of Year Is Best for Skydiving?
It really depends on what you are looking for! Each season offers a unique experience, just like each skydiving experience is unique. Spring and fall offer moderate temperatures and lush flora. Winter and summer are full of opportunities to share this once in a lifetime experience with a community of others.
The best time is the time that works for you. We are here for you! We guarantee safe skies, friendly faces, and full memories — no matter when you choose to make them. Weekend warriors to summer lovers, we’ve got you covered.