Kite Course at Filefjell Skiing

Harvest Jotunheimen’s wind power with a kite

  • Photo: Tyin Aktiv

  • Photo: Tyin Aktiv

  • Photo: Tyin Aktiv

Highlights

Learn how to kite on skis/snowboard and let mother nature be your ski lift for the day. Surrounded by alpine landscapes and accompanied by experienced guides, it’s definitely an activity to try out, suitable for both beginners, as well as the more advanced kiter.

Essential info

  • Destination Vang
  • Season November–April
  • Departures Daily at 10:00
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Audience Some skiing experience required

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1 person: NOK 2885
2 people: NOK 1650
3–8 people: NOK 1185

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What You’ll Do

For newcomers to the sport, we’ll start off easy outside. At first we’ll have a go through on how the kite is made, how it functions and how to operate the kite while flying. Adventurers will be able to test basic flying techniques before adding skies/snowboard to their legs. Our goal is to make sure you will have a great time, and hopefully inspire you to head out yourself with a kite. The course will follow IKO’s (International Kiteboarding Organization) guidelines, and fulfils IKO level 1.

Depending on the weather, we have multiple starting points to choose from, and we will also tailor the course based on group skill level and desires. The wind will also decide the distance we’ll be able to kite.

What’s Included

  • A local experienced guide
  • Kite and harness

What to Bring

Skiing equipment - can be rented at the ski resort, but feel free to bring your own. Bring a helmet, ski goggles and warm clothes. Check out the Outtt packing guide for general outdoor activities in Norway. Feel free to bring any extra snacks and refreshments.

Meeting Point

The course starts at 10:00 at the ski lift at Filefjell, if not otherwise agreed.

Filefjell is located in the middle of southern Norway, easily accessible from either Bergen or Oslo. The mountain roads Sognefjellsvegen and Valdresflye are perfect entry points to Filefjell. The roads are closed from November to April due to snow. Road E16 over Filefjell is another alternative, being open all year round. Check the National Tourist Routes in Norway to ensure the roads are open, especially if there are harsh conditions.

Train

There is no train leading directly to Filefjell, but you can take the Dovrebanen line to Otta. From Otta you can rent a car with Hertz. Nabobil is always an option for getting around in Norway as well, if you have a scandinavian drivers licence. Be sure to add the discount code “outtt” to save NOK 250,- on your rental.

Bus

From Oslo, take Valdresekspressen. The journey from Oslo to Filefjell takes around 4.5 hours. Note that some of the journeys have a bus change at Fagernes. From Bergen, the journey is a direct 4-hour trip. The bus leaves from Bergen central bus station once a day.

1 person: NOK 2885
2 people: NOK 1650
3–8 people: NOK 1185

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