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DATES 2012

The 2012 calander is still being finalised but many dates are available. Click here for details.

Slovenia

Slovenia, Julian AlpsBohinj Lake

Slovenia, set in the heart of the Julian Alps. Truly a flyers paradise.

Nicer than Annecy? You bet. The Julian Alps is the far end of the French Alps, so the terrain is very similar, but on a smaller scale. This means it never gets too rough and rowdy, suiting the lower airtime pilots, but also stays more reliable, suiting us all! Of course, holding more world records for XC than France or any other nation you can see the Skygods will have a ball too!

Depending on the time of year and type of course we are running, typically our accommodation is set just yards from the beautiful Bohinj Lake with the landing field just a short stroll from your room. From here we can access all the best sites in the Stol nr TolminAlps, whether they be flying around the lake or a short drive in our comfortable, air conditioned vehicles to big name sites like Tolmin, Lijak and Gerlitzen.

Accommodation?
Typically we offer twin rooms for pilots. In Slovenia they are not the most spacious, but they serve their purpose very well and are fairly central to the village with easy access to all the main facilities. We can also offer Double rooms, of course, and on a more limited basis and a small extra charge, there are usually some single rooms available

What experience do I need?
Our trips are suited from 'just CP' through to Skygod, although we often categorise the weeks to ensure a better harmony of flying skills. If you are a 5 hour pilot and just through your CP, missing the caring eye of your instructor then we are quite used to assisting you guys, but equally we have very high airtime pilots out every season and still help them get personal bests, maybe that 100km XC. We do expect pilots whom attend to be able to lay out their own kit and launch themselves, but that said, you will never be left on a launch unassisted and we are at hand to assist at all times.

When to come?
The season in Slovenia has two great periods. February-April give great thermalling in the South, based at Lijak. The country is at its most reliable at this time of year.

In the period of May-Aug the main Alps comes alive, a time when Records are set.

You can find a chart that gives a bit more detail of when and where here.

What is included?
Our trips in Slovenia typically involve the following aspects;

  • Accommodation, usually with breakfast
  • Airport transfers (supported airports)
  • Transport throughout
  • Guiding & coaching
  • Fly Guiding with air to air comms
  • Retrieves
  • New from 2011, trackers to ensure greater safety

Excluded are;

  • Gondoliers (if required. Usually 3 per week)
  • Parataxis (usually 2 per week)
  • Site flying fees (where required)
  • Food/beer
  • Flights to Slovenia

Discounts?
We usually offer notable discounts for one of two scenarios. Paying in full very early (ie booking in Dec for a June trip) or for group bookings (4 or more or 8 or more are the breakpoints). Be a large group booking early and maybe you will do very well out of us!

So what are you waiting for. Check out the calender here and choose your week!