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Kite course - Raulandsfjell

Learn kiting! This winter you can sign up for a weekend course in snow kiting at Raulandsfjell.

Kiteaction.no is Norway's first IKO approved snow kite school, and their HQ is at Raulandsfjell.

Do you want to know more? Check out www.kiteaction.no

Schedule

Kite course 15-17th february 2013 with Kiteaction.no
Kite course 25-27th january 2013 with Powerkite.no
Kite course 22-24th february 2013 with DNT Ung Telemark
Kite course 8-10th march 2013 with DNT Fjellsport Telemark
Kite course 15-17th march 2013 with Powerkite.no
Kite course 15-17th march 2013 with Kiteaction.no

Join! 

Please contact Steinar Lundgren (Powerkite.no) at +47 92 85 48 00 or Jonas Egeland (Kiteaction.no) at +47 90 66 93 72 for further information.

Course info

The course fee is 2500.- pr participant, and includes gear rental, course materials and coaching.
The max number of participants for each course is 10 people. Sign up early, to make sure there are available spots!

If you need accommodation, please contact Raulandsfjell. Ivar gives us a special kiting discount :-)

We pay 995.- kr pr person, which includes accommodation from Friday to Sunday, pizza to go with the kiting moive Friday evening, breakfast and a packed lunch Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Saturday evening. This is amazingly cheap! Bring your own sheets. If you forget, you can rent.

You need to bring the following:

  • Alpine or Telemark skis. Telemark skiers need rigid plastic boots. Mountain cross country skis is not an option for this course. If you normally ride a snowboard, leave it at home, and rent alpine skis for the duration of the course. You can kite with your snowboard when you get home.
  • A helmet. If you fall from a couple of meters, the snow tends to feel really hard! No helmet = no course! You can rent a helmet in the ski rental shop at Raulandsfjell.
  • Warm clothes. February in the mountains can be extremely cold! Remember to bring extra gloves/mittens!
  • Sun, a good mood and preferably some wind :-)
    If you have problems getting hold of equipment, feel free to contact us. We'll gladly help you.

Course program in Rauland

We'll meet Friday night at 8 PM in the coffee bar at Raulandsfjell for a bit of theory and socialising. Everybody gets their own trapeze, study materials and personal gear. We also bring some kite movies, so if DJ Magnesen can get the cinema going, we'll watch them!

Saturday morning we'll eat breakfast in the dining room from 8 AM. We'll also pack a lunch. At 9 AM we meet up at the parking lot. If you need to rent skis or a helmet, please do this in advance. We drive together up on the mountain. On the way, we'll have time for a quick stop, if someone wants to buy something to eat or drink!

We'll start with theory and kite rigging. Before lunch, the focus is on safety. We'll be stationary during this time, so bring enough warm clothes.

You have brought your own lunch, and we eat lunch outside on the mountain. We bring coffee and Norwegian "blackberry toddy". If the weather is nice, we'll have a bonfire and grill hot dogs. We hope for some wind, so lunch might be a rather chilly experience.

We'll start using small kites without a trapeze. When you get the hang of this, we'll bring out the bigger gear, and use the trapeze to take off some of the weight and pressure.

We'll train on getting the kite up and down, with and without help.

We'll also test the safety systems, to make absolutely sure everything works before we try with skis on.

After we have been through all this, and have a pretty good control over the important stuff, it is time to break out the skis. And this is where the real fun begins!

At 5 PM Saturday we'll meet for after-kite at Raulandsfjell, get some refreshments and tell tall tales about the day's awesome achievements.

Sunday we'll start off at 10 AM from Raulandsfjell (we need to clean the apartments and pack up before leaving). When we are on the mountain, we'll continue where we left off Saturday. Those of you that have decent control over kite and skis, start to explore the airspace over Møsvatn.
Those of you who have made the most progress, will be able to do controlled jumps by the end of the day.



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