The kite skiing, also known as snowkiting or skikiting, is the latest craze in sports with high-adrenaline in Norway. Some skis or a snowboard, helmet, harness, kite, rainwear and some practice is all it takes to reach speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour.
Instead of using a lift chair to climb, skiers committed to using the wind to push them up the mountain to the deep virgin powder snow. There is no better place for this fun activity that the impressive mountain plains of Norway.
Kite skiing with sea views
To have a truly exotic experience of skiing with kite should visit Varanger, high up in the North of Norway. Varanger Peninsula, located along the mighty Arctic Ocean, offers a unique opportunity to go skiing with kite watching the sea, which is an unbeatable combination. The wind was strong and steady here gives a tremendous speed.
Another unique feature is that the open landscape, there is hardly a tree in sight. Not surprisingly, Varanger was the place chosen as the venue for the World Cup skiing comet of 2005. For more information about the practice of this sport at this site, contact the tourist information office in Varanger.
One of the best
Hardangervidda is considered one of the best places in the world for skiing with a kite. This high mountain plains, home of a World Cup, offers excellent conditions for kite skiers with all levels. During the winter courses are organized almost every weekend. If you want to go, contact the Tourist Center of Haugastøl.
Another important point for skiing with the comet is renowned mountain Geilo. This small city has been hosting the World Cup and World Cup skiing kite. Here you can arrange for the entire season of winter classes with experienced instructors.
The World Cup was also held in Tyin / Filefjell, an excellent place to practice the kite by its spectacular location in the middle of some of the highest mountains in Europe.