Have you tried kiting before and want help moving forward? In this course, we adapt to your level and show you what YOU want to learn.
- Course Fee Ages 13+
LEARN HOW TO SNOWKITE
The beginner course aims to make you an independent kiter, so you can do it alone on the snow with your own gear. The course is practically arranged with a lot of kite flying and fun, but there is nevertheless great emphasis on safety.
Our winter courses are for beginners and advanced kiters alike. No prerequisites are required to attend the beginner’s course! Normal physical ability and the will to learn is the most important thing! You choose the way you want to exercise the sport, extremely or calmly. It doesn’t matter if you are 13, 20 or 65, and you don’t have to be strong. The recommended age limit is 13 years; for younger participants, we recommend one-on-one hours with our own instructor.
If you already have some kite skills but want to help them develop faster, just sign up and let us know that you will be in the advanced group. The courses run in parallel. For the advanced participants who master driving and cruising, we focus on jumping and tricks, tips for kiting in the terrain, and advanced techniques to be safer on your own.
- Control of the kite
- Understanding the kite’s flight area and power zone
- Ride, stop and turn with ski/board
- Starting and landing of the kite
- Assessment of conditions and kite spot
- Choice of equipment
The course starts on Friday at 21:30 with a theory lesson at Haukeliseter Fjellstue. If you can’t attend Friday, you’re fine, as long as you show up on Saturday. Saturday and Sunday we are out all day, but we also have some theoretical lessons indoors. Expect long days outside of about 7 hours. If you have to travel early on Sunday, it will be just fine.
Our Kite Camp options include lodging at Haukeliseter, right in front of our main spot at Ståvatn, where we hold most of our courses. This includes a social dinner on Saturday with a special stew course for hungry kiters and access to the world-famous Wilderness Spa with the outdoor tub and panoramic sauna.
There are different room standards and budgets to choose from, from simple dorm-style rooms where you bring your own breakfast and lunch pack to hotel-style rooms with breakfast and lunch pack included.
We also have special discounts available for members of the Norwegian Trekking Association, and even more so for Youth Members (under 26 years). So we are confident that we can cater to any taste and budget, and that we are the best value snowkite course that you will find in Norway.
For locals or people who have a cabin at ski villages close by (Røldal and Haukelifjell), we offer the option to participate in the course only. For everyone else, we definitely recommend the Kite Camp Packages, as this will give you the full experience of our snowkite paradise at Haukelifjell.
What do I need to bring?
We provide kite equipment, but you must bring ski equipment. We recommend skis, but a snowboard is fine (just a little harder). Ski boots should be of the hard plastic kind to minimise risks of ankle injuries. Bring winter boots, your ski helmet and skins for your skis if you have them.
Who can participate?
Our winter courses are for complete beginners and kiters with a little experience. The only prerequisite is that you know how to ski (downhill).
Beginners should take a course!
Learning to kite is both difficult and risky if you try to learn on your own! For that reason, anyone who wants to start kiting should attend a course — first and foremost for safety, but also for faster progression.
What do you learn?
The beginner course aims to make you an independent kiter, so you can do it alone on the snow with your own gear. The course is practical with a lot of kite flying and fun, but there is nevertheless a great emphasis on safety.
Also for those that have done some kiting before…
If you already have done a kite course but need a refresher, let us know, and you will be placed in the advanced group. For the advanced group, we evaluate your level, and you can go straight to advanced riding techniques, jumping and tricks, tips for kiting in the terrain, and advanced techniques to be safe on your own in the mountains.