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Snowkite Course Program Winter 2017 / 2018

Swiss Snowkite Training (SST)

This certificate is at the same time a membership of the Swiss Snowkiting School. Members receive better conditions when buying kite equipment.

SST Card

Level 1: Beginner Kite Flying (Fixed Bridle Trainer Kite)


A

  • Wind Direction and Speed
  • Wind Turbulence
  • Area of operation
  • Site Assessment
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Equipment choice

B

  • Wind Window
  • Set Up
  • How to fly inc. Safety Systems
  • Launching
  • Basic Kite Skills
  • Activate Safety
  • Re set and Re-launch
  • Landing, Re-launching and Securing

C

  • Directional Kite Skills
  • Power Control
  • Walking with Kite
  • Changing Direction
  • Landing, Securing Kite
  • Pack Away
  • Kite Maintenance
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Level 2: Intermediate Kite Fyling (De-Power Foil Kite)


A

  • Kite Set Up
  • Bridles
  • Chicken Loop and Leash
  • Safety Systems
  • De-power - how it works, how to use it. Including Trim
  • Brake Line landing and re-launch
  • How to Secure Kite

B

  • Launching
  • De-power flying
  • Directional Kite Flying
  • Changing Direction
  • Power Control

C

  • Landing
  • Re-launching
  • Safety System
  • Securing
  • Self Rescue
  • Pack Away
Courses

Level 3: Traction on Skis or Snowboard


A

  • Wind Direction and Speed
  • Site Assessment
  • Equipment Choice
  • Set Up
  • Launching with Skis/Snowboard

B

  • How to start, seated and standing
  • Directional travel, edging and speed control
  • Stopping
  • Changing Direction
  • Transition

C

  • Upwind Riding
  • Downwind Riding
  • Priority rules
  • Landing, Securing
  • Pack Away
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Level 4: Independent Snowkiter


A

  • Weather Forecasting
  • Location Choice 
  • Avalanches and snow conditions
  • Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Equipment Choice

B

  • Looping and down turning
  • Carving
  • Riding Uphill
  • Riding Downhill

C

  • Jumping and Boosting
  • Traversing
  • Mountain Pack Away
  • Gliding


Courses