39th International Dopgas Balloon Trophy

From 13 January 2018 to 20 January 2018
in Filzmoos, Austria
39. Internationale Dopgas Balloon Trophy Filzmoos39. Internationale Dopgas Balloon Trophy Filzmoos

OVERVIEW

From 13th – 20th January 2018, some 30 hot-air balloonists from all over the world will be taking part in the Dopgas Balloon Trophy Week in Filzmoos for the 39th time!

The majestic, mountainous backdrop of the holiday resort in Pongau will once again attract balloonists from many different nations, as well as thousands of visitors.

As in previous years, the “Night of the Balloons” is scheduled for Sunday, 14th January 2018 from 6.00 pm. The balloons will be set up and inflated at the launch field “Hammerwiese”, thus providing a wonderful, colourful display.

This alpine situation – Filzmoos in some 1.057 metres above sea-level, surrounded by impressive mountain ranges, such as the Bischofsmütze (Gosaukamm), the Dachstein and the Rossbrand – is always a great challenge for the international balloon-pilots. The overall winner of the Dopgas Balloon Trophy Filzmoos Week, will be decided on by a number of competitions, including distance and target flights, a stop and go flight, as well as a so-called “Fly-In”. The daily start time is ca. 9.30 am.

Hot-air balloons provide wonderful subjects for hobby photographers and amateur film-makers. From the inflation of these huge “envelopes” that can take up to 5.000 m³ of air, to the actual take-off and eventual disappearance into the sky – these events in Filzmoos provide subject matter for your lense, that you don’t find everyday!

If you haven´t already organised your holiday dates – a trip during the Balloon Week, combined with a skiing holiday in the idyllic setting of Filzmoos, could be a great idea! During this period, there are some very reasonable package deals available, incl. ski pass. Check out our website for more info: www.filzmoos.at



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