During the recent years, snow kiting attracts many fans among the snow sports. In Cortina d’ Ampezzo, in Veneto region, in the foothills of Dolomites mountains, this new trend has offered a different version, the kite surfing on the icy waters of the alpine lakes. In Passo Resia, the artificial lake Resia with its 6.6 km/4.1 mi long of surface is an ideal terrain for landing and sliding on the ice.
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Snow Kiting in Cota 2000 Plateau, Sinaia, Romania
The ski resort of Sinaia is situated in one of the plateaus of Bucegi mountains at an altitude of 2516 ft/767 m, reaching up to 6561 ft/2000 m high. The sub alpine climate provides with a long season of good quality powder snow with mild winters and heavy snow and an average temperature at -4°C/25°F from January until late March.
Cota 2000 is the highest point of the ski resort and can be easily accessed with a cable car from downtown toward Cota 1400 and from there, with a second cable car to Cota 2000. On this beautiful Carpathian alpine plateau, snow kiting is very popular sport and attracts the sport’s enthusiasts of all skill levels.
With wide open space and breathtaking topography, snow kiters can choose the spot they prefer and enjoy a non stop fun while kiting over peaks, hills and friendly slopes. The best wind direction is when coming from Northeast, East, Southwest and is consistent throughout winter with a speed of up to 17 knots/31.5 kph, creating the ideal conditions for speed and freestyle snow kiting.
Cota 2000 is a unique destination and home to the Winter Air Sports event that takes place on the mountain every year, gathering some of the best snow kiters, para-gliders and speed flyers of the country. Note that the cable lift stop at 5 pm and the chair lifts at 4 pm. There is no time restriction on how long you can stay on Cota 2000 and if you have your accommodation booked in Cota 1400, you can just ski or snowboard down the slope.
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If you want progress, go all the way!
The course “From zero to a hero!” will turn you from a totally beginner to an independent kitesurfer, able to practice this sport by yourself. The first week course covers the techniques from the Discovery to the Advanced courses, while the next week course defines the advanced settings of the equipment, board control in different conditions, advanced theories and basic freestyle tricks.
Getting bored on the beach? We move in the water!
Discovery module provides some basic information about this sport to those who want to initiate. The course begins by presenting the equipment and framework necessary for carrying out the course and also, provides participants with optimal conditions for initiation.
The first part of the session focuses on the quality and wind direction, safety rules, equipment checking and preparation. The second part takes place in water and includes piloting the kite by the student and maintaining it in fixed positions with two hands and one hand, re-launches the kite from the water, recall procedure using self-rescue method and using of safety systems.
The course is 90% practical and obviously super fun for a weekend break!
The 2 day kitesurfing course also addresses to beginners and is a good introduction to the secrets of the sport; it includes Discovery module and also body-dragging techniques in the water needed to recover the board.
You want to try a new trick or master a maneuver, we can assist you!
A Private Lesson involves 1 IKO Instructor + 1 Student. A Semi-Private Lesson involves a maximum of 2 students per instructor with safety as the primary concern at our kiteboading school.
The course is 100% practical and is a perfect idea for a long weekend!
4 day kitesurfing course is also intended for beginners and follows the 2 day Initiation Course. The third and fourth day learning techniques involve water-start, complex body-dragging and maintaining the speed and direction of travel on the board.
Do you need a mini vacation on the water? Here is an option!
The first 4 days of the course follows the same rules of Initiation and Independent courses, and then it offers two more full days for enhancing water-start and board control techniques, small jumps and transitions. If you are passionate about kitesurfing we strongly recommend this course since it gives you the opportunity to practice with confidence and become independent.