*cough* Thermals? Ridge Lift?
Yes. Fully modelled
Flying gliders is a joy in this sim. Feels as good as Condor, and it looks a lot nicer, although it's true that Condor is still the standard to beat if you want to fly pre-set courses and competitions.
The Discus feels great at the controls. If anything the adverse yaw feels a bit weak, but then again, I only have real experience on the ASK-21 and the good old K-13, so it's probably modelled right.
The only little thing I do miss is being able to reset the altimer to zero for local soaring. Not a major thing anyway as it's something you probably shouldn't do when flying in the Alps
If you are old enough to remember Flight Unlimited, you'll love it.