Soon the sky over the Stubaital will colourful again. International paragliding pilots are invited to the Stubai Valley for the 24th time!
This year again, from 6 to 8 March 2015, the 24th edition of the Stubai Cup, organised by Parafly Club Stubai, will place colorful accents in the sky over Neustift and Fulpmes. The Stubai Valley will again show its best side and participants and organizers are hoping for three beautiful flight days with large and international participation.
Last year, pilots were rewarded with deep blue skies, ideal thermals and spring-like temperatures upon their arrival and the Stubai Cup was a complete success!
The hot spot is the landing site at the Parafly Flight School in Neustift.
A section of the landing site will be converted to fairgrounds where international exhibitors will present their latest products in colourful tents – including test opportunities on location!
It will begin from the two best prepared and organized starting sites:
Schlick2000 in Fulpmes and am Elfer in Neustift. Members of the Parafly Club and many volunteer helpers will ensure a smooth operation again this year.
Pilots can complete beautiful flights with the stunning mountain scenery of the Stubai Alps as a backdrop, and with the appropriate thermals, cross-country flights to the glacier are also possible.
The Fun Cup is a fun contest where everyone is a winner and where fun rules for the entire three days. Altogether, almost 600 pilots took part in the Cup and had the chance to win valuable prizes, which were raffled off between them at the end. The first prize, a paraglider worth more than 3,000 Euros, was awarded to a participant from Germany.
This year great prizes will be raffled again among all the pilots. And again, the grand prize will be a paragliders (A) worth approximately 3,000 Euros.
The moderators of the show and manufacturers’ promotion flights will do their best to make sure that the Stubai Cup is an enjoyable experience for both pilots and non-pilots. The varied evening programme and the fine “all you can eat buffet” will bring the day of flying to a wonderful close. Also again this year, there will be a varied evening programme with exciting presentations. And of course, the usual Aprčs-Fly in the village centre will be included again in 2015.
The Parafly Club and its helpers look forward to the 24th Stubai Cup and are also hoping that numerous participants and spectators will attend again this year.
Long-time sponsors such as the Alps Paragliding Centre Stubai, the Parafly Flight School, the Stubai Tourism Association, Red bull and Austrialpin, as well as lift operators Schlick2000 and Elfer, are again happy to support the event.
The Stubai Cup was founded in 1988 by Hans-Peter Eller, the unforgettable founder of Parafly, together with the head of the Fulpmes Tourism Association. The event’s success grew from year to year, and more and more paraglider pilots were welcomed to the event in the Stubai Valley.
The Natural Games will be held again in Millau, France, from 25-28 June 2015.
This unique event gathers the best climbers, kayakers, paraglider pilots, mountain bike riders, slackliners from around the world for four days of sports and partying. There will be competitions, shows, the opportunity to try new sportsand of course, free concerts and a first class musical program.
On the paragliding front the Natural Games will host a pre-World Cup event and an acro show by the Sup’Air team.
- Enduro MTB
- Dirt bikeing
- Stand-up Paddle Boarding
Founded in 1988 by Hans-Peter Eller from the Parafly school, the Stubai Cup is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, and it will have a historical theme, with gliders from bygone years taking to the skies again.
Bring your neon flying suits, shoulder pads and eighties hairstyles along and join in with the fun! If you can show you have a pilot’s license issued between 1988 and 1991, you get a special prize!
As always there will be a testival, with trade stands in the Neustift landing field and plenty of gear to try out from the Schlick2000 (Fulpmes) and Elfer (Neustift) launches.
Four-times Red Bull X-Alps winner Chrigel maurer is booked for the Friday evening, and there will be fireworks and music on the Saturday night, along with the traditional all-you-can-eat buffet, and of course the Fun Cup.
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Plenty of paragliding’s best-known manufacturers will be in attandance at the Stubai Cup 2017, the Stubai Valley’s season-opening fly-in, trade show and testival.
Take the cable car to launch and land in the middle of the trade show. Mark the weekend in your diary and we’ll see you there!