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Snowkiting mini-course in Aosta Valley for beginners

Snowkiting mini-course in Aosta Valley for beginners

Duration
4 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Strict

Participants
From 1 to 4

Highlights

  • Have fun on fresh snow with a modern and fascinating sport accompanied by Qualified Instructors
  • Let the wind blow you around on your snowboard or skis
  • Discover Snowkite, the winter version of Kitesurfing with a 4-hour mini-course for beginners

Your guide

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Gregorio C.

Between the mountains and the sea I couldn't choose, I go where the wind takes me! I like to share and transmit this great passion of mine with enthusiasm and energy.

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Full description

Do you love the mountains, skiing, exploring unspoilt places and experiencing epic thrills on fresh snow? Have you ever heard of Snowkiting? Find out with a 4-hour mini-course designed for those who want to approach this fantastic sport!

Using only the power of the wind, the kite will tow you over the snow both on the flat and uphill, allowing you to explore the enchanting and unspoilt places of the Aosta Valley, in close contact with nature. Snowkite will soon become your 'personal ski lift', completely free and 100% ecological.

Snowkiting is nothing more than the winter version of the now very popular kitesurfing sport. The kite's traction principle and its control are in fact very similar. Simply, a snowboard or skis are used instead of a surfboard.

For this reason, snowkiting can also be used as an ideal propaedeutic and then, in summer, continue to have fun surfing the waves of the sea in the wind. Traction kiting is an activity with great potential and can be practised on any type of surface and in any season of the year.

It should be emphasised that with this sport, one does not fly, although one can perform jumps and acrobatics using the kite to lift oneself off the ground. These evolutions are performed completely voluntarily and it is recommended to practice them only after becoming an expert and having acquired complete control of the equipment.

What we will do

The day starts at 08:00 with a small theoretical introduction that will enable you to understand and learn how to analyse the weather conditions, the spot, the equipment, the effects of the wind, the area in which the kite will fly and much more.

You will then move on to practice, flying the trainer kites through different techniques and movements. Next you will be shown the set-up of a 4-line foil kite, how to launch it, land it and fly it safely. Once you are familiar with various flying techniques you can introduce your board or skis and start making your first attempts at riding.

The course starts with a minimum of 3 participants and each group can reach a maximum of 4 participants per instructor.

Although the amount of information you will need to memorise during the first day is high, the 1-day course is 80% practical and you will spend most of your time flying the kite.

Thetechnical snowkite equipment is provided by us, you will need to bring your normal ski/snowboard equipment (board/ski, helmet, boots, suit...), which you can rent from one of the many specialised shops in the area.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is of an easy level and does not require any special skills; good physical condition is sufficient. It is a sport suitable for anyone aged 12 years and over who can ski down a red or blue slope with a snowboard or skis.

You don't need to be an expert skier, nor do you need to have a lot of arm strength, as it may seem, since, as in most things, it is technique that plays the key role.

Other information

This activity can be booked on weekends from December to March.

It will be necessary to fill in and sign a self-certification and registration form at theA.S.D. "K.S.C. Kite Sports Centre", contributing to the membership fee including insurance and with annual validity worth €30.

Depending on weather conditions, the course may also be held at the Little St. Bernard Pass (La Thuile).

Recommended clothing

Snowwear

Don't forget to bring

  • backpack
  • water to drink
  • snacks
  • sunglasses or mask

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What is included

  • All snowkite equipment required for the course will be provided by the centre.
  • Ski or snowboard equipment such as: boots and skis or board, helmet.
  • Membership fee, membership and insurance with seasonal validity (€30).

How it works

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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Saint-Pierre, Aosta

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is strict. You get a full refund if you cancel within 15 days from the activity start date. Within 14 and 8 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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