Sweep across the snow-covered plains of the Simplon with a snowboard or skis: a kite makes it possible! Discover the adventurous winter trend sport snowkiting.
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Get to know the trend sport snowkiting
one-day course accompanied by professional snowkite instructors
Transition from kitesurfing to snowkiting
Level adapted courses
Discover the beautiful area of the Simplon Pass in Valais
The Simplon plateau, situated at 2000 meters, is located in the Swiss canton of Valais just above the municipality of Brig and connects the Swiss Rhone Valley with the Italian Val d'Ossola. It offers the perfect conditions to get into the trendy winter sport of snowkiting: the weather divide between north and south guarantees frequent winds, which are particularly suitable for the weather-dependent sport. In addition, frequent snow occurrences are the rule on the pass due to the influx of weather from the south. Beautiful snow-covered plains framed by rocky slopes and winter-resistant fir trees invite you to a first-class adventure experience! The Simplon Pass offers the best conditions for every level: four different surfaces, spread all over the pass, invite you to be used. From beginner areas to freestyle slopes, everything is there.
The Swiss Snowkiting School, located directly on the pass, offers you a wide variety of courses related to the winter sport that has evolved from skiing, snowboarding and kitesurfing. On the snow, your skis or snowboard will carry you along the plateau with the help of a kite At the school, professionally trained snowkiting instructors are waiting for you, who will not only teach you basic knowledge and technique, but also give you a feeling for wind and weather and help you to use the forces of nature for your sporting purposes. In addition, the Swiss Snowkiting School maintains a kite store, where you can benefit from over 18 years of experience in the sport of kitesurfing when considering a purchase
The transition course is aimed at experienced kitesurfers who have already mastered up-wind riding, but have not yet dealt with the winterized form of the sport or have little experience. This is a great opportunity to switch from the water to the snow and at the same time experience the impressive mountain scenery of the Valais! The kite equipment is completely provided by the school, you only need to bring your snowboard or skis and winter sports suitable clothes.
The goal of the three to four hour course, which is completely adapted to the level of the participants, is to reach the Swiss Snowkite Training (SST) level 3C. This level includes in particular already riding with the wind, circling and safe landing with the kite. Safety in winter sports is of course also a priority: You learn to determine the wind conditions, to take safety precautions and to observe the rules of the road in snowkiting. An adventurous and at the same time very instructive course day is guaranteed!
A unique winter sports experience in the unforgettable snow world of the Simplon Pass awaits you!
If you arrive by car: winter tires are a prerequisite! We work exclusively with foil kites / mat kites There are also packages available that combine your snowkiting experience with one or more overnight stays There is a maximum of 3 students per instructor in the course group Skis and snowboards are not included, so you have to bring your own
Pass 11, 3907 Simplon, Switzerland