• The Wide Open


Tolmin typically experiences excellent paragliding weather in August.  Historical weather data suggests that we can expect good thermic conditions, light winds (usually west) and moderate cloud bases of around 2,000 metres.  Experience confirms that we can expect to fly 5 tasks during the week at this time of year.

Temperatures are likely be very comfortable, with daytime temperatures typically around 25C and night-time temperatures no lower than about 15C.

Winds in the valleys are usually light.  Towards the south of this flying arena they tend to blow form the south, especially later in the afternoon. Towards the north they tend to blow west or northwest.  Launch winds are generally very light (expect forward launching conditions), although they can get stronger in the late afternoon.

Sun protection is definitely recommended.   Whilst it’s likely to be shorts and T-shirt weather during the day, expect it to be cold up at base and cold at night (we’re in the mountains!)


General Info


Registration Open

Registration for the Nordic Paragliding event opens on 22nd January at 11:00 CET

The venue for 2017 is Tolmin, Slovenia (Julian Alps).



This years event is again being organised by Brett Janaway who organised the 2015 & 2016 Nordic Open's.


Nordic Open Basics

The Nordic Paragliding Open has the following aspects:

- FAI Cat 2
- 140 Pilot places
- 240 Euro entry fee*
- Includes Transport
- Includes Retrieves
- Includes Lunch Packs
- Includes GPS Tracking
- Includes T-shirt
- Includes Final Party

*50% entry fee payable on registration. 50% payable at the venue in August. Initial payment non refundable.


Registration Format

Registration Opens - Soon

The first 2 weeks of registration are open ONLY to 28 pilots from each Nordic nation, according to WPRS.

Weeks 2 to 6 are then open to general Nordic entries, according to registration time.

After week 6, entry is open to all nations, according to registration time.

Places will be filled according to WPRS on the first allocation, and then by registration time thereafter.

There are a maximum of 140 places.

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