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Why Snowkiting ?

We at Snowkite Sensation have been practising snowkiting/kitesurfing for over 15 years. The whole idea of establishing a travel agent specialised in this magic sport came from various discussions with our fellow kitesurfers friends. We realised that there was a real interest in discovering this unknown discipline and that creating a snowkite travel agent company would only increase awareness for this adventurous sport. Snowkiting is still a very small niche (maybe 1%?) of the kitesurfing community. But with kitesurfing ever growing there is no reason why snowkiting will not follow.

So, if you are a decent skier/snowboarder and you already master your kite on sea, you are good to go for amazing experiences. We personally practice both sports and we can certainly ascertain that snowkiting offers more thrilling experiences than kitesurfing: trekking in snow deserts with amazing landscapes with no one around except for wild animals (reindeers, elks, etc.), higher jumps (especially when you go downhill), powder skiing, frozen lake skiing. You will be amazed how fast you can go uphill in good wind conditions. Typically, you can trek about 50km a day, going back to your starting point or reaching a mountain refuge destination for the night. You can use your traditional sea kites or land kites that are smaller and lighter to carry as you will typically take two kites on treks. We recommend skis for long treks but snowboarding works just fine too.

We have tested all packages that we currently sell as “current packages” and they are all amazing. All the ones in Scandinavia offer very good wind conditions with very few days without wind. In case of no wind, not to worry there are typically many other substitute activities (cross-country skiing, skiing in the nearby ski resort, sledging, skidoos, etc.). So you could even take your non kiting partner/children with you. If you want to practice before you go on a Scandinavian trekking holiday we recommend going to Serre Chevalier at col du Lautaret near the Serre Chevalier ski resort where Snowkite Sensation has its base camp. You will be able to train in one of the most famous European snowkiting spots as well as go on some nearby treks including in Italy which is only 20mn away from Serre Chevalier by car.

If you already are a kitesurfing addict, try snowkiting you will never look back. And there are so many destinations to discover, just sit back and let us book you the best Snowkite Sensation holiday of your life.

5 facts about snowkiting

 

SNOWKITING IS FOR EVERYONE

Whether you’re young or old, male or female, everyone can learn how to snowkite. All you need is a kite and pair of skis or snowboard. Add some wind and snow and you’re ready to go. One of the main reasons why snowkiting is so accessible, is the low risk. You can practice on flat surfaces covered by a thick layer of snow with minimum wind speed. Once people get the hang of it, a new world opens up to them.

ENJOYING THE FREEDOM

Isn’t it beautiful to be surrounded by mountains covered with fresh snow? Snowkiting gives you freedom and the ability to explore the mountains in an incredible way. You can basically go anywhere you want by flying your kite. Climbing up any mountain up to 45 degrees is challenging, but certainly feasible. Once you’re up there, you may continue discovering uphill or snowboard/ski downwards. Whether it’s flat or hilly, a kite can literally extend your boundaries.

ENDLESS FUN

When you’re snowkiting, time is just a number. The sport offers unlimited adventures and adrenaline rushes. It’s very addictive and provides the feeling of freedom and excitement. Whereas some enjoy to cruise through fresh snow, others like to jump or glide. Mountains create the ultimate playground for freestylers and freeriders whereas flat surfaces are perfect to practice as a beginner or to race.

Mix it up, keep it fresh and share the stoke!

AFFORDABLE

All you need is your gear (which you might already partly have), wind and snow and you can start riding the white gold! Drive to any spot you want and enjoy the free slopes. No need to worry about expensive lift or parking tickets anymore. A good quality powerkite or dedicated snowkite will last for years if you take care of it. Do regularly check for wear and tear especially on the flying lines, safety systems and control gear.

SOCIAL

One of the key features in snowkiting is enjoying life with your friends to the fullest. If you’re new to the sport, it’s very easy to connect with people and find communities. There’s always a good vibe amongst the riders whether it’s before, during or after a snowkite session. The benefits of riding together are of course plentiful; you can learn from each other, have a race and challenge each other and it is a lot safer to explore in a group. Don’t forget to hit the bar afterwards!