Like some other sports, snowkite is an evolution of two sports merging together. In the beginning, there was skiing on one side and kitesurfing (itself a mix of waterboarding and paragliding) on the other side. In the search of new adrenaline fixes and new sensations, a few passionate boarders and skiers there was no reason not to use their kites on snow to get away from the crowd of the slopes. Snowkiting was born! The young sport like many other new ones before, evolved with its own equipment and own school of rules and regulations. And Snowkite Sensation is proud to share its passion, but more to the point, unite all European snowkite schools to make this sport thrive as kitesurfing does.
The concept of snowkiting is quite simple and you don’t need to be an expert skier or snowboarder to enjoy the many sensations provided by the speed and the jumps this activity allows. A couple of lessons are usually enough for anybody to get the hang of the equipment.
Though physical at first, it is not as extreme as kitesurfing, and more generally, it takes a lot less wind to move you across the snow than if you were kitesurfing on the water.
Snowkiting is enjoyable on any type of snow: powder, sludge snow, ice (frozen lakes). It makes it a very flexible sport that can be practiced in many different locations as long as they are windy enough.