Sinaia, also known as the "Carpathian Pearl", is a mountainous town located in an amazing alpine scenery on the Prahova Valley, only at 74.5 mi/120 km away from Bucharest. The city used once to be one of the favorite attractions for Romanian aristocracy and evolved into a major holiday destination when King Charles I decided to build there his summer residence, the Palace of Peles.
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Snow Kiting in Sureanu Plateau, Transalpina Ski Resort, Romania
The resort will offer the visitors with more than 80 mi/128 km long of trails that will reach up to 6561 ft/2100 m in altitude. Some of the areas are already open for the public and visitors arrive from all over the country to ski on the amazing slopes, covered with lots of powder snow and admire the alpine scenery.
Sureanu Plateau is located on the highest point of the mountain with an altitude of more than 7545 ft/2300 m above sea level. The plateau is huge and has already became a favorite playground for the local snowkiters as it is easily accessed by ski lifts, situated in several locations around the mountain.The best wind direction is when coming from Southeast, South and Northwest and reaches a speed of up to 16 knots.
The incredible topography of the mountain provides with numerous slopes, peaks and hills, ideal for speed and freestyle snow kiting. The chair lifts stop at 5 pm. There is no time restriction on how long you can stay on the plateau but make sure that you are capable of skiing or snowboarding down the mountain just before nightfall. The resort might not be in fully operational yet, but it is most certainly that it is a promising project that will play an important role in the winter sports scene of Romania. Be among the first ones who visit this future legend!!!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.