What could be better than looking down on the world from the top of a mountain? Only one thing: looking down on the world from the skies above! The Stubai Valley is one of the best places in the Austria for paragliding and the flying schools in the valley offer tandem flights.
Paragliding and hanggliding are a simply magical way of seeing the valley from a new perspective. At the Elferlifte ski resort, located opposite our hotel, and at the Schlick 2000 resort there are take-off points. All the necessary equipment can be hired from the flying schools in the valley.
Free as a bird – paragliding is the best way to soar through the skies like an eagle!
Land in front of our hotel
Always dreamed of soaring high above the treetops and seeing the world from a bird's perspective?
Here in the Stubai Valley you can finally make this dream a reality.
The landing area at the bottom of the Elfer mountain is located opposite the Stubaierhof.
Paragliding in Stubai
our partners at Parafly
We will be happy to help you organise your very own paragliding adventure for a high-adrenaline summer holiday in the Stubai Valley.
HURRA DIE GAMS! Flying Special:
- As our Stubaierhof guest you benefit from a 10 % reduction on all paragliding bookings at our partners Parafly.
- As a student of our partners you will benefit from 10 % reduction on all room prices.
Paragliding courses are available for beginners wishing to learn the right technique. Even those with no experience can experience the thrill of flying during a tandem flight in the company of an experienced instructor.
Paragliding tradition since 1988
The Stubai Cup is an exciting paragliding event with a long tradition that takes place at the beginning of the year in the beautiful Stubaital in Tyrol under the auspices of the Parafly flight school Neustift. Paragliders from all over the world come together to take part in this unique competition and event programme. With breathtaking mountain scenery and perfect flying conditions, the Stubai Cup offers an incredible experience for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. The Stubaierhof is the ideal base camp and right in the middle of the event action.
- First held in 1988
- Organiser: Parafly flight school Neustift
- Numerous innovations at the open-air exhibitor fair
- Testival with brand new equipment
- Evening events, live DJs and tombola
- Promotion flights
- Numerous event packages and offers
The costs depend on various factors such as size, material and equipment of the paraglider. New equipment costs between 4,000 and 5,000 euros. It includes paraglider, rescue equipment, harness and helmet.
Paragliding requires a certain level of physical fitness and coordination, but it is not necessarily difficult to learn. However, for safe flight, it is important to have thorough training and education. There are different levels of difficulty in paragliding, from easy flights to challenging cross-country flights. The basic thing is to always follow the safety rules and only fly in suitable weather conditions.
In the Alps, a paraglider can reach altitudes of up to about 3,500 m, sometimes even over 4,000 m, under optimal conditions.
A paraglider lasts about 500 to 600 flying hours, which corresponds to about 5-10 years, depending on treatment and use. The paraglider needs to be checked every two years, the reserve needs to be aired and repacked about 1-3 times a year.
A paragliding tandem flight is possible in the Stubaital at any time of year with calm wind conditions. Thanks to the many 3,000-metre peaks and the exceptionally good thermals, the Stubaital is the Tyrolean hotspot for paragliders par excellence.
You will need sturdy ankle-high shoes and warm clothing appropriate to the season: jacket and long trousers in summer, ski trousers or warm trousers and jacket in winter, as well as sunglasses and possibly gloves.