The paragliding club Parapendio Gherdëina every year organises a traditional carnival event.
Every year again, the Parapendio Club Gherdëina organises the traditional Val Gardena Carnival Paragliding. Conditions of participation: You are a paraglider and wear a fancy dress!
This adventurous and funny event starts in the morning at the summit station of the Seceda Cable Car at 2,500 metres. Here you can gain a just marvellous view of the surrounding mountains of the Dolomites. Moreover, the mountain is ideal for paragliding in summer and winter alike. The start is some 200 metres above the summit station and here you can watch the funniest masks and dresses starting off to the crystal-clear skies.
A jury judges the start, the flight and the landing as well as the creativity of both the dresses and the “flying tool” the paragliders use. Even the effort to build the “flying tool” and its safety are scored: There are several rules that must be observed, regarding for instance the weight of the tool, brakes, helmets and so on.
Preceding the Carnival paragliding is a hilarious carnival party at the Sofie Hut, where lateron in the afternoon also the prize-giving ceremony takes place.