Snowkiting is the perfect winter counterpart to kitesurfing and a great change from traditional skiing and snowboarding. If you are comfortable on the slopes, you will quickly learn this trendy sport. We recommend that you take a beginner's course. This way you can familiarize yourself with the special winter kites and the safety system under the guidance of experienced snowkite instructors.
Learn how to snowkite
Swiss Kitesurf offers snowkite courses for beginners and advanced on the frozen Lake Silvaplana or on the Bernina Pass. If you have any questions or would like to register for a snowkite course, please contact the kite school.
Sportsparadise Silvaplana also offers group courses for beginners, private lessons or a quick introduction for kitesurfers.
Wind and Weather forecast
In the current wind forecast you can find out how the wind is blowing in Silvaplana right now. Do you want to see live if the first snowkiters are already on the frozen Silvaplana lake? You can! Thanks to our webcam directly at the kitestation. What the forecast for the next days looks like, you can find out in the weather report.
The best wind
Southwest and south are best for snowkiting. With north and east the wind is often boomy and to be taken with caution. Basically, south foehn, a flat pressure distribution and nice weather are good conditions for a snowkiting day. Would you like to know more about the Maloja wind? Here you can find out how the thermal wind works.
Rent snowkite equipment
Do you already know how to snowkite and would like to rent or buy a winter kite? In the kite store at the sports center Mulets, the kite school will advise you on the right choice of kite. The rental of the equipment is included in the snowkiting courses. You should bring good winter clothing, skis or snowboard, helmet and gloves, ski goggles and sun protection.