For twenty some years, snowkite has made its way to the European mountains. If you head to the ski resort of Serre Chevalier in the French Hautes-Alpes, you will discover the famous Lautaret mountain pass, THE world renown spot, where numbers of pro-snowkiters from all corners of the world head to train and test their sponsors equipment.
Kite manufacturers such as Ozone, Gin or Flysurfer battle each other for market share in this evolving niche. In this hot spot you will barely hear French spoken. Spaniards, Italians, Russians, Australians or even Americans all share their passion there. With such a cosmopolitan atmosphere and change of scenery you are likely to make some interesting encounters. Nevertheless, the French are well represented by their national stars: Alex Robin, Guillaume Chastagnol, Johann Civel and Wareck Arnaud are among the best in the world. Their videos, each more incredible than the next, actively contribute to the development of this sport.
For most people, kitesurfing is only a luxury conceivable during the high season as many live nowhere near the seafront. Snowkiting offers you the opportunity to extend this short season and feed your kiting addiction a little bit more every year.