Westside Skydivers

Westside Skydivers

TX: 832-301-1323

Home of the High Altitude Tandem

Minneapolis, MN


M-F 10am to Sunset
Sat-Sun 8am to Sunset

3234 230th Street, Winsted, MN 55395

Houston, TX


Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 12-Sunset
Sat-Sun 8am to Sunset

7180 FM 1458, Sealy, TX 77474

When Our Customers Say "Jump" We Say "How High?"

  • Now Offering Tandem Jumps from 14,000, 18,000, and 24,000 Feet!
  • Breathtaking View of the Land of 10,000 Lakes!
  • Jumps Starting From Just $199 (Second Jump as low as $100!)
  • Click here for Package Deals/Discounts
  • Large Groups, Fun Jumpers, & Spectators Welcome!
  • Female Instructors!


At Westside Skydivers, we love what we do and we do it well! So much so, that we were the FIRST skydiving center to franchise in the United States. So people wonder why I embarked on this journey to start another skydiving center in Texas, and the answer is clear. When I opened the doors in Minneapolis four seasons ago, I met another dropzone owner who owned 5 - but you would never know they are owned by the same person! Westside believes in branding and will be the first to have national recognition. We have perfected our efficiency - boasting some of the best wait times in the area & the best customer service to boot!

We are the only skydiving center in the country to offer our customers a choice in altitude! We are home of the high altitude tandem - offering jumps from 13K, 18K, and for the extremist - 24K! You will get to wear an altimeter and deploy the parachute on each and every skydive! It takes as little as 15 minutes of training from our highly experienced USPA instructors and you will be on your way in our Cessna Caravan or Supervan 900! This airplane is equipped with oxygen all the time and carries 15-21 people to altitude with a competition size door - jump with more of your friends in comfort!

Both of our facilities will offer the Accelerated Freefall Program - the most progressive program in the world! It instructs where other programs fall short. AFP has inspired USPA's requirements for self-supervision thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. AFP allows you, the student, to progress at your own rate in a supportive rather than stressful environment by providing individualized attention. Through this 18 level program you also learn equipment inspection, freefall, canopy flight, and packing. Now we have also added choose your focus: RW or Freefly - giving students the option on levels 19-25 to choose. It's 25 jumps to an A license & jumping with all your new friends!

Know that whichever skydiving center you are jumping with - you are in good hands. From the very beginning to the very end - you will have a bright shining face to help you on your journey. Skydiving is something I have come to be so passionate about in the 15 years I have been in the sport, and I surround myself with people who do the same. In fact, we are employing several folks from the old Skydive Houston! This is a very powerful, life changing experience! You will feel that vibe from your first phone call - or first step onto the dropzone. Remember that we all started with one! You will leave here with an official logbook, tandem jump certificate, bumper sticker, and a free drink to a local watering hole! I invite everyone to come check us out!

The ONLY drop zone that can capture your comments as the parachute opens

Thanks to our exciting new video system - see the entire ride from freefall to landing

We are jumping with the newest, safest gear in the industry