We had the first real snowshower on Europe during last wednesday.
So I went for the first snowkiting session here in the French Alps on thursday 23.
As usual in autumn, the fresh powder snow was directly on the ground with grass, stones, bush, rough, so not really easy for skiing.
Anyway, it was really cool to have the first runs and kiting uphill from the road we can see in the background of the photo 1.
The spot is called "La Croix de Fer" and it's the boarder between Isère and Savoie.
We start near the car parked, about 1.800m and after hiking 5mn, crossing a river on a wood bridge, we launch the kite and go for the session towards 2.200m max.
The wind was blowing super strong and gusty, about 10-30 knots which is really hard for snowkiting.
I used the 8m HQ Montana M8 and old skis as the snowpack was not so safe.
Well, the 2014/2015 snowkiting season is ON !!!
Look at "Le Mont-Blanc 4.810m" in the background.