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Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby KiteGirl Magazine » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:42 pm

Please post here the best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite....or transition from kitesurfing to snowkiting?

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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby crabnebula » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:35 am

International Mountain Climbing School (IMCS) is a USA, New Hampshire based climbing school with a very comprehensive and customized snowkite/powerkite kite school.

From the Introductory courses to the Advanced Courses, Kitemountaineering, kite rescue kite expedition preparation courses, plus anything in between. IMCS has and offers very good quality instruction at very reasonable and value based rates.

Instructors are International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) Snowkite and Powerkite certified, American Mountain Guide Certified, and Medically trained to a minimum of Wilderness First Responder.

IMCS Snowkite Instructors work professionally year round with all age groups, abilities, and levels of interest.
Here is a link of the website:

http://www.ime-usa.com/imcs/snow_kiting.html

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603-356-7064

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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby john a » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:44 pm

NORWAY! Hardangervidda mountain platou next to Haugastol. For sure!

www.kitebrothers.no - can put you in contact with the other schools in Norway as well
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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby DrewH » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:11 pm

Wow! This looks absolutely incredible. spent last winter snowboarding in the alps but I'd love to try this next time. Amazing!!

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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby john a » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:47 am

Yeah you should! Knowing how to kite on water, you´ll handle it in no time, and it´s SOOO much more fun then the slopes! Will bring some more footage and good videos this season, so let it snow - let it snow - let it snow!

Check out this one from Hardangervidda in Norway last season, a bit early in season so not that much snow, but still good:

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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby siogar » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:47 am

Beginner snowkiting weekends with Nordic Quest based in Norefjell, Norway. Only an 1 1/2 hours from Gardermoen airport... Package includes transfer from Oslo airport, accommodation, tuition and kiting equipment. Advanced midweek courses available on request.

http://www.nordic-quest.com/#!fluid

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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby snowkiter3 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:48 am

Summit County - Frisco, Colorado has a lot to offer new snowkiters. Also has tons of ski resorts in the area if the wind doesn't work out.

Guided backcountry snowkite tours in Colorado for upwind kiteboarders looking for terrain. http://jonmccabe.com
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Also lessons available on the flat at Dillon Reservoir for new kiters. http://www.coloradokiteforce.com

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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby DrewH » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:42 pm

john a wrote:Yeah you should! Knowing how to kite on water, you´ll handle it in no time, and it´s SOOO much more fun then the slopes! Will bring some more footage and good videos this season, so let it snow - let it snow - let it snow!

Check out this one from Hardangervidda in Norway last season, a bit early in season so not that much snow, but still good:


It looks amazing, will definitely check it out! and really glad to hear that you can do it in Europe, not just the U.S. I really can't wait to try this!

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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby john a » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:06 pm

We´ve got the biggest playground in northern Europe (biggest mountain platou) and wind probably 6 of 7 days up there! (And even if there´s no wind in the main area you´ll still find some if you know where to go)
You´re welcome! :)

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Re: Best destinations and schools to learn to snowkite

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:35 pm

If you are in the northeast Hardwater Kiting offers professional and insured Snowkite instruction all over New England. We're based out of North Conway N.H. and when the conditions are prime we have literally dozens of launch sites within 40 minutes of North Conway.

Visit us @ www.hardwaterkiter.com or just give us a call @ 603-986-2784

Lessons are taught by Peter Lynn Team rider Chris Krug.

http://youtu.be/FThkCVDnT6o

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