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SNOWKITEN IN ALP D’HUEZ

Perhaps the most famous mountain among Dutch people. But this time it’s not about cycling or Tomorrowland;)

The reason we go there is to go snowkiting, by using the kite to get up instead of the lift. You can cruise through the mountains in no time. It may sound extreme, but it is more accessible as you may think.  For the last 2 years we have been organizing snow kite trips to Alp D’huez in France with KiteActive.

 

Why go to alpe dhuez

It is a beautiful area with opportunities for everyone. The slopes around the village are green and accessible. The higher you go the slopes become more difficult and you will find more challenging terrain. There is also plenty of variety with 250 kilometers of slopes, so you can get on a new slope every day. And to top it off you will find the longest black slope in the world called “Sarenne”. The slope is approximately sixteen kilometers long and has a total height difference of 1,800 meters!

The village

A cozy village located at an altitude of 1860 meters. You will find the accommodation you are looking for from a cheaper room to the luxury chalets everything is possible. The village is also buzzing with many après-ski opportunities, cozy bars and wonderful restaurants. There are also many ski schools where you can find the right instructor to take you to the next level.

Apreski

It may not be Austria, but you can have a great party here!

For example, you have the famous La Folie Douce bar on the mountain. Where you can enjoy the sun with a beer in your hand and the best views. There are DJs, dancers, and popping champagne bottles. This is the best party you’ll experience on the mountain!

 

Snowkiting at Alpe D’huez

It is a famous mountain for snowkiting. At an altitude of 2800 meters there is an open area where you can train perfectly. Another important reason why Alpe D’huez is becoming more popular among snowkiters is because there is a stable wind almost every day.

It may seem extreme but that is not so bad. If you like kiting and you feel comfortable on a red slope then you are snowkiting back and forth within a day. For the beginner’s there is an instructor ready to teach you the basics of steering the kite. If you dare to try it, check the Kiteactive website. The snowkite trip is from 21 to 28 March, fun is guaranteed!

Off piste

There is also a lot of terrain for off-piste fanatics and it is easily accessible. But beware because of the altitude it can also quickly become dangerous. Make sure you have the right knowledge or go out with a local guide.

 

 

Geschreven door: Arnaud Plas

My dream was to turn my hobby into my career. I started to do instructor course at the age of 16 and I have been working as a ski & snowboard instructor ever since. I studied Sports Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. During my studies I worked as an event manager in water and winter sports. I have organized international kitesurfing events in the Netherlands and the Caribbean. In the summer months I work as a kite surfing instructor and tour guide. I fly all over the world to go kite surfing in beautiful places and to let people enjoy this beautiful sport. My favorite sports can also be combined and then it is called Snowkiting. we use the kite to go up instead of the lift and you can cruise through the mountains in no time. it may sound extreme but it is more accessible as you may think. For the last 2 years I have been organizing snow kite trips to Alp dhuez in France with KiteActive. I hope to meet you soon in the powder or on a beautiful white beach.

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Arnaud Plas

My dream was to turn my hobby into my career. I started to do instructor course at the age of 16 and I have been working as a ski & snowboard instructor ever since. I studied Sports Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. During my studies I worked as an event manager in water and winter sports. I have organized international kitesurfing events in the Netherlands and the Caribbean. In the summer months I work as a kite surfing instructor and tour guide. I fly all over the world to go kite surfing in beautiful places and to let people enjoy this beautiful sport. My favorite sports can also be combined and then it is called Snowkiting. we use the kite to go up instead of the lift and you can cruise through the mountains in no time. it may sound extreme but it is more accessible as you may think. For the last 2 years I have been organizing snow kite trips to Alp dhuez in France with KiteActive. I hope to meet you soon in the powder or on a beautiful white beach.

Datum:

11-02-2020

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