Snowkiting in Norway

Geilo, Hardangervidda. They call it a snowkiter's paradise. Come find out why!

We offer 3 types of Snowkite Lessons in Geilo surroundings, Norway kite norway

6 hours within 1 day

12 hours within 2 days

36 hours within 6 days

Explore the endless possibilities and ultimate freedom of snowkiting in Norway

Snowkite intro

6 hours within 1 day, snowkiting in Geilo surroundings

Do you want to learn what snowkiting in Norway is about? Come out and feel the power of the kite and learn the basics of controlling the kite. Kite hardangervidda kite geilo

We will teach you:

  • safety rules
  • basic terminology
  • launching and landing the kite
  • flying the kite in a wind window
  • safe rescue.

After this course you are ready to get on a skis or snowboard.

This is a group class with up to 4 students per instructor.

Schedule

Duration: 6 hours

Rough lesson schedule:
hour 1: theory, terminology, wind window specifics
hour 2: unpacking and packing the kite, security, safety release
hour 3 - 4: basic handling of small kite, starting and landing first riding attempts
hour 5 - 6: If the student is capable of basic independent riding, he can use the equipment for the rest of the day for further practise. The instructor will keep an eye on him/her, ride in the same area and guide the student via intercom if needed.

Becoming a snowkiter

12 hours within 2 days, snowkiting in Geilo surroundings

 

This 2 days lesson will give you all the fundamentals needed for you to become a safe and independent snowkiter. Kite hardangervidda kite geilo

Day 1
We will cover the same topics and exercises as in the “Snowkite intro” lesson.

Day 2
On a ski/snowboard course.

We will teach you:

  • riding techniques
  • upwind/downwind techniques
  • turning, passing rules
  • how to select the proper launching and landing area.

After this lesson you should be snowkiting on your own and have all the fresh powder to yourself!

This is a group class with up to 4 students per instructor.

Schedule

Duration: 12 hours within 2 days

Rough schedule of Day 1:
hour 1: theory, terminology, wind window specifics
hour 2: unpacking and packing the kite, security, safety release
hour 3 - 4: basic handling of small kite, starting and landing first riding attempts
hour 5 - 6: If the student is capable of basic independent riding, he can use the equipment for the rest of the day for further practise. The instructor will keep an eye on him/her, ride in the same area and guide the student via intercom if needed.

Rough schedule of Day 2:
hour 1 - 2: theory of upwind/downwind riding and turns + live examples, launch & land area selection, multiple ways of launching and landing the kite
hour 3 - 4: guided upwind/downwind riding and techniques, turns
hour 5 - 6: independent guided riding for the rest of the day.

Explore the limits

36 hours within 6 days, snowkiting in Geilo surroundings

 

Are you really serious about becoming a snowkiter? Well, look at it for real and learn it all! This lesson is ready for real snowkiters. Kite hardangervidda kite geilo

First two days will follow the same schedule as the “Becoming a snowkiter” 2 days lesson. In the remaining time you will learn:

  • to ride up/down the mountain
  • terrain navigation
  • safety
  • kite looping.

You can try to fly different kite brands and models and gain more knowledge about “reading the wind” and flying the kite.

You can learn first jumps and explore the endless plains of Hardangervidda plateau on some longer backcountry trip with a snowkite!

This is a group class with up to 2 students per instructor.

Who will you meet?

The snowkite lessons are provided under the supervision of experienced arctic explorers from the company Upwind.

Throughout the whole stay, 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. snowkite hardangervidda snowkite geilo

Prices for snowkiting in Geilo surroundings

All lessons include full equipment rental (skis/snowboard, kite, harness, helmet with intercom).

Give us a call so we can better understand your experience and your expectations. We will then agree on the duration, scope and intensity of the lesson.

(+47) 9809 8975

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Prices (NOK) for one person and whole lesson

Go snowkiting in Norway and get addicted!

We offer snowkiting lessons for the general public. No matter your previous experience, we will teach you all it takes so you can become an independent snowkiter!

All you need to have is a moderate ski or snowboard riding skill, we will teach you the rest. We will also provide you with the necessary equipment.

We teach in English and we will try to adapt every lesson to your needs.

Hardangervidda, Geilo and Dagali - these are the snowkiter’s paradise in Norway

There are many places suitable for snowkiting in Geilo and surroundings. All depends on your preferences, skill and current weather conditions. The location for each day will be selected accordingly.

  • Hardangervidda plateau is called the snowkiter’s paradise and offers many spots suitable for both beginners and advanced riders.
  • Ustaoset lake and an area above Ustaoset towards Hallingskarvet mountain. Lovely terrains where you can amaze local cross country skiers with your speed.
  • Vasstulan is another great snowkiting spot close to Dagali. Worth going when there is too much wind up on the plateau.
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Equipment for snowkiting

All you need to bring with you:

  • ski/snowboard boots of yours
  • good winter wear
  • and a good spirit!

We will provide you with the rest:

  • skis or snowboard suitable for snowkiting
  • foil kites ideal for backcountry (Ozone and Flysurfer brands)
  • harness
  • helmet with intercom for easier communication.

How does it work?

  • You book a lesson with us.
  • We give you a call where we will agree on:
    • type of the lesson (group or individual)
    • the duration and intensity of the lesson
    • your expectations
  • We provide you with our instructional videos:
    • you can study basic concepts and terminology beforehand & on your own
    • videos are tuned for the kites we use, the same equipment is used during the lesson
    • watching videos before the actual lesson can save you a lot of time when on the spot, therefore you can ride a kite much sooner. Also, it is perfect as a recap of the knowledge you gain during the lesson
  • Every day of the lesson we will:
    • meet on the selected spot (depending on the weather and your needs, it can be chosen the day before or even in the morning)
    • provide you with the suitable gear
    • have a lot of fun when teaching you
  • Any other services (transfer, accommodation, food, ..) can be arranged, but are not subject of these lessons.

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