Level 2 course - Haukeliseter, Norway
Level 2 is for kiters who have taken a beginner course before and want more comfort and guiding to feel confidant and independent with the kite. Get a thrill from snowkiting, meet new kite friends and progress your level with our experienced instructors.
A typical weekend
You will meet your instructor Friday night (at 21 if no other message) and make a plan for the weekend. He or she will make sure that you develop your skills in line with your level and that you’ll feel safe during the lessons. The instructor will start at your level, and do his/her best to lead you to progression. The breakfast opens at 08, and you will find a huge range of delicious stuff to fill up for the day. Remember to prepare a big lunch. The kite course will be from 0930-16. The lake “Ståvann” offers loads of snow, good wind and plenty of space. The wilderness spa opens at 16, and is the place to be to meet other kiters and here about their day. Dinner is usually served at 20:00.
Who is the course for?
This course is for level 2 kiters. We want you to learn as much as possible to be an independent kiter – in theory and practice. Some of the things we might work on include: kite control, how to kite with skis/board, launching and landing the kite, how to kite upwind, safety (self rescue), how to be independent with the kite, self launch and self land, theory about weather and wind, priority rules etc. There will be max 4 students per instructor.
INCLUDED/PLAN FOR THE WEEKEND
- – Level 2-course: Theory Friday night, practical kite course outside from 09.30 – 16 Saturday and Sunday.
- – Accommodation Friday – Sunday at Haukeliseter fjellstue.
- – A delicious breakfast buffet and lunch pack Saturday and Sunday.
- – A 3-course meal Saturday night.
- – Outdoor wilderness spa including a hot tub and a sauna.
- – Have fun and get to know other kiters!
- – Warm and cozy café area, fireplace and excellent food.
NB: You need to bring your own ski/snowboard- and kite gear. Kite gear can be rented for the kite course if you add it to your booking. We will provide you with the equipment necessary to kite at the given location depending on the wind strength each day.
Jan Roar Kjelle
It takes five hours by car to get from Oslo (285 km) to Haukeliseter and around four hours from Bergen, Kristiansand, and Stavanger. We advise you to come by car, in case we need to drive to another kite spot to find the optimal wind and snow conditions during the kite course. The bus “Haukeliekspressen” drives from Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger and stops in front of the reception. www.haukeliekspressen.no
“Stabbur” – Traditional small wood huts.
2-6 beds in each room. Bring your own sheets and towels (can be rented at Haukeliseter). Shared toilets and showers (use coins to pay for showers). Shared kitchens in each hut. Clean the room after your stay.
Fjellrom – Private rooms with bathrooms, 2-6 people
Each room has a private bathroom. Sheets and towels are included. Cleaning of room is included.
The packages include breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday, as well as a 3-course meal Saturday night. You will prepare a big and tasty lunch to stay outside the whole day from the breakfast buffet and fill up your thermos with tea or coffee.
Ranked as one the best restaurants in the mountains of Norway, Haukeliseter offers excellent food in 19th-century buildings with breathtaking surroundings. We mix local and traditional ingredients, such as lamb, reindeer, and trout, with international cooking art. On our breakfast buffet you will always find homemade warm bread, many kinds of cheese, ham and other toppings that are produced locally in the area, salmon, liver, herring, fruits, and vegetables, homemade muesli, porridge, homemade yogurts with berries and more.
We are blessed with good winds throughout the season, and we will almost always find a place to kite. The best wind directions outside Haukeliseter mountain resort are southwest, southeast, west and east. On Northern wind directions we hike to the top of the hill behind our lodging. If there is no wind at Haukeliseter, we will most likely find a venturi wind 20-30 minutes drive away. The strength varies throughout the season, from light wind days to heavy storms. Bring all your gear. At the beginner courses we will use kite sizes from 3.5 kvm – 12 kvm.
This course is for beginners who have never kited before, or haven’t kited for a while and want to go through the basics one more time. We’ll give you a fun, safe and encouraging introduction to kiting, and share the stoke when you ride your first meters on snow. Max 4 students on each instructor.
Level 2 snowkiting will be taught in small groups for those who have taken a beginner course and need extra help to feel safe and independent. Our instructor will start at your level, fill up missing gaps (if any) and lead you to become a safe and confident kiter. Bring your own ski/snowboard- and kite gear. Kite gear can be rented for the weekend if it is available. Remember to add kite rental to your booking if you are not bringing your own kites.
This is the option for independent kiters who want to have a fun weekend in the snow and get inspired by other kiters! Our coach will give you some tips on kiting and teach jumping to those who are ready to do some tricks.