geilo, hardangervidda, norway
Learn how to harness the amazing power of wind and ride with your snowboard or ski wherever you want!
learn snowkiting or kiteskiing
Safety first. We teach on the brand new equipment, we are experienced and certified snowkiting and kitesurfing instructors and we know the area of Hardangervidda, its conditions and the weather very well.
We only offer private or semiprivate lessons because we want you to become independent snowkiter and enjoy amazing kitetrips as quickly as possible. We use walkie talkies to give you the instructions also when you are farther from us.
get freedom to ride wherever you want within two days
We strive to teach you how to enjoy snowkiting literally right away. That's why we only offer private or semiprivate lessons. This offers us to give you one-to-one attention from the very beginning and use the time effectively. Once you start riding we use walkie talkie to stay in touch with you.
What you need to learn to become an independent and safe rider?
1st Day - introduction to snowkiting & first rides
QUICK THEORY BRIEF - The instructor will explain to you the basics you
need to know about the wind, weather, spot and equipment selection
EQUIPMENT AND KITE SET UP - We will choose together the right
equipment and show you how to prepare everything for your session
SAFETY SYSTEMS - You will try three safety steps couple times during
KITE STEERING - The instructor will explain to you how to use the bar to
steer the kite and you will practise this while standing on walking around.
LAUNCHING & LANDING - You will learn how to launch and land the kite
both as an asistent and as a rider.
WIND WINDOW THEORY - a bit more theory necessary for riding
FIRST RIDES - whenever you master kite steering you will start with your
first short rides or starts
2nd day - mastering riding & first turns
We will go through all the staff from the 1st day and we will encourage
you to prepare everything yourself - choose equipment, kite set up, kite steering etc.
And then we will spend a lot of time practicing your riding skills - first
rides, starts and stops, how to adjust your speed or power in kite while riding, how to go upwind and downwind, turns etc.
The time spent on this lesson varies a lot. Generally, the beginning is quicker on skis, especially if you are a good skier. On snowboard it is your experience with other board sports which matters.
how can i practice after the course?
When you are able to safely ride by yourself, you can rent our equipment and start riding independently
You can take another lesson to practice more or learn advanced staff
You can join us for your first short kitetrips around the lakes or across Hardangervidda
You can come in the summer to Sardinia to learn and enjoy kitesurfing also on the water.
1 Day Private Course - NOK 1950,-
1 Day Course Semiprivate Course (2-4 students/instructor) - NOK 1560,- per person
2 Days Course /Private Lesson - NOK 3500,-
2 Days Course /Semiprivate Lesson (2-4 students/instructor) - NOK 2800,- per person
Includes all snowkiting equipment except ski/snowboard, ski or snowboard boots and helmet.
Private or semiprivate lesson in 2 students consists of a minimum of 3 hours of tuition on the spot per day. Semiprivate lesson for 3 students lasts minimum of 4 hours, semiprivate lesson for 4 students lasts minimum of 4,5 hours. Basically it is always up to you, we will let you enjoy kiting as long as you don't have enough that day.
ski or snowboard?
The answer is not one or another, check the points bellow and find what suits you best!
Ski, because they are just easier for the beginner - you can stand and to start riding you only need very small power in a kite to star moving. On snowboard to start riding from sitting position is the trickiest part.
Snowboard, because you are a snowboarder..
Ski, because you can have smaller kite for your weight than on snowboard.
Snowboard, because you would like to come to learn kitesurfing on the water.
Skis, because you can always come back walking if the wind drops
Snowboard, if you want to learn jumps or freestyle later - it is much more fun.
Just choose something for now - you can ride both later anyway :-)
If you want to join us for a day of kiting after your lesson and you need and equipment you can rent it from us.
after the course
We are happy to stay in touch with you after the course.
You can always call us or email us for help whenever you need. You can join us for your next kitetrip, ask as to help you choose your right equipment for a discounted price, take an advanced lesson or come to Sardinia to learn kitesurfing on the shallow flat water spot with us.
Do you want to join us for more days or a whole week kite trip? You can stay with us in the apartment resort in Ustaoset. Contact us and we will help you choose a nice apartment for you.