Kite course for your best kiting improvement
Season 2022/23: December 28 - April 22
Learn from the snowkiting champion
Feel like a kiting stratospheric storm!
Jan Simek, the leader of the kite team, is the Long Distance Kiting VAKE 2019 world champion.
Your benefits when kiting with us
Snowkiting at the best place in Norway
The Hardangervidda mountain plateau is widely known as one of the best snowkiting spots in the world. Experience Haugastøl, Ustaoset, Orteren, Dyranut, Fagerheim, Laegrid, Halne, Skulevika or Skiftesjoen!
It offers huge wilderness areas and stable wind conditions throughout the entire winter! Huge ridable area, stable wind and really looong winter season. Giant lakes, gradual hills, lots of snow. No trees or wires wide far. Just whistling wind, you … and kite!
Get ready for your snowkiting course
If you bring your skis, please take downhill skis that you would use for downhill skiing.
Pack with you:
- ski/snowboard boots,
- sun cream with a high UV factor,
- lip balm,
- warm clothes like when you go skiing,
- warm socks,
- quality warm gloves,
- balaclava (it is good to cover your face as well),
- light hat to have under the helmet,
- thermos with a hot drink,
The lesson with our instructor takes from 4 to 6 hours depending on the wind/weather conditions and your shape and abilities. Some people are cold after 3 hours, others don’t have enough even after 6 hours… it’s quite normal. Just inform your instructor.
We call you 2 days before your lesson to confirm the meeting time and place. We usually meet at 10 o’clock at the gas station in Ustaoset, or we meet at 10:30 at our Fagerheim snowkiting base. Or we can meet somewhere else on the Hardangervidda plateau depending on the wind/weather conditions.
The total driving time from Geilo to the snowkiting spot where your lesson takes place is from 30 to 50 minutes.
The lesson takes place at one of the frozen lakes on the Hardangervidda plateau – we usually choose Orteren, Fagerheim, Skulevika, or Skiftesjoen (depending on the weather/wind conditions). If the conditions are not good up on the plateau, we might also use lake Ustevatnet in Ustaoset.
The teaching place is usually from 150 m to 400 m away from the main road and parking lot so you will have access to your car when you want to take a break. Your family member can accompany you directly to the spot and take some photos. We recommend her/him to take snowshoes or cross-country skis so he/she can move easily in the deep snow.
Read the interesting details
Throughout the snowkite lessons in Geilo surroundings, you will be guided by experienced explorers who are coming to the area since 2010 and know it like home backyard. They will recommend you the best spots for the day and your skills.
We offer snowkite Hardangervidda lessons for the general public. All you need to have is a moderate ski or snowboard riding skill, we will teach you all it takes so you can become an independent snowkiter! We will also provide you with the necessary snowkite equipment: you bet the best snowkite for you, and other kite skiing equipment.
We teach in English and we adapt every lesson to your needs: learn how to snowkite, the kite snowboarding basics, snowkite jumping, kite skiing extreme and so on.