Snowkiting course at Hardangervidda

Kiting Norway / Hardangervidda / Haugastøl / Ustaoset / Orteren / Dyranut / Fagerheim / Laegrid / Halne / Skulevika / Skiftesjoen

Will you become a snowkiter? You will make it - easily!

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Snowkiting Hardanfgervidda group lessons.

High spirits adventure

Take just ski/snowboard boots, goggles, helmet.

At the best snowkiting spot

Learn snowkiting at place with one of the best conditions for kiting in the world

With qualified kiting instructors

Using latest models of kiting equipment

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Kite course for your best kiting improvement

Season 2022/23: December 28 - April 22

1.600 - 2.300 NOK / 1 day

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Learn from the snowkiting champion

Vake 2019

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

Heated multivan

Warm up in our adventure multivan!

Voice controlled intercom

Instant communication with your instructor!

Small groups

Maximum 4 snowkiters per 1 instructor

Train only under good wind

Get a new date, if the wind is not strong enough

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!

Snowkite Hardangervidda

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,
  • helmet,
  • goggles,
  • 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,
  • snack/lunch.

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.

Transport

The lessons in the basic concept take into account your own transport.

Ski & Snowboard

Choose from skis or snowboard.

Beginners + Advanced

All courses are suitable for both beginners and advanced snowkiters. You need moderate ski or snowboard riding skills.

Transport

The lessons in the basic concept take into account your own transport.

Ski & Snowboard

Choose from skis or snowboard.

Beginners + Advanced

All courses are suitable for both beginners and advanced snowkiters. You need moderate ski or snowboard riding skills.

Totally free space

Giant lakes, gradual hills, lots of snow. No trees or wires. Hardangervidda offers huge areas and stable wind conditions throughout the winter.

Europe's largest wilderness

Get up to the plateau by Norwegian Scenic Route from Eidfjord to Haugastøl. It is open for traffic throughout the year.

Home of Red Bull Ragnarok

Snowkiters from more than 30 nations meet on Hardangervidda to fight for the victory in the world’s largest snowkite competition - Red Bull Ragnarok.

Read the interesting details

Can children also learn snowkiting?

Yes! Minimum weight is 35 kg.

Can I reach a speed of 50 km/h?

This is one of the best questions about snowkiting! As a beginner, you can reach a speed of about 35 km/h. As advanced, you can reach a speed of about 65 km/h. And if you are as fast as Christopher Krug, you reach 118 km/h! (World wide speed ranking 2009)

Won't the kite take me far away or too high?

This is exactly the reason why you have an experienced instructor with you, who asks about your weight in advance. The instructor will choose the right snowkite size according to your weight and for the given wind force. In addition, the guide wouldn't let you go kiting if the wind was too strong.

Will I have wet clothes?

Not so much, certainly not as much as on a snowboard.

As a beginner, can I kite alone in 2 hours?

Yes, if you are handy, you can try to control the kite for yourself after two hours. Especially if you have experience with sailing, or if you are a good skier. But it is not a rule.

Won't I be cold in the beginning?

No, you warm up the most in the beginning! You move a lot, you learn, you sit, you get up, you stand, learn snowkite basics, skiingt with kite, you try another snowkite equipment.

Is it "Haugastol" or "Haugastøl" snowkite?

Haugastøl is the name in Norwegian. The best with Haugastøl is the almost unlimited amount of different kite skiing spots. Haugastøl has become the Mecca for snowkiting in Norway, but also worldwide.

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.

Control the wind!

Use the kite power to glide on snow regardless of the wind direction! Once you have handled the snowkite, you have controlled the wild wind!

Learn the safe snowkiting

Get an instructor who gives you the freedom you need, and teaches you the basics and the safety rules patiently.

Using the top kiting equipment

Try different types of kites before you decide to buy your own snowkiting equipment. Find the best kite for you.