Wind and Snow Adventure Week
Kosciuszko National Park
18-25th September 2022
Only 12 spots available in the accommodation.
SMS tour leader Mike now on 0408 868 231 and he will call you back to answer all your questions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join us for the ultimate alpine adventure week!
OUR LAST WEBINAR PACKED WITH INFORMATION BELOW
00:24 The Lodge / Accomodation
02:12 Where we are going: Koziousko National Park
03:10 Mountain Conditions / Overview on Technical Aspects
05:22 Charlotte Pass - Transport to the range
06:42 Extra Baggage
08:01 Charlotte Pass Resort and Ski Lifts
09:46 Kite Skill Requirement
11:51 Top of Charlotte Pass (easy access)
12:24 Jennie Milton: Snow Kiting Equipment Overview
15:02 Back country access and hiking
18:16 Equipment Hire Price List - what you need
20:16 Jennie Milton - Avalanche and Back Country Skills Overview
23:24 Kite Requirements, Foil or Inflatable?
24:33 Snow Kite Skills You will learn to master
29:30 Covid Restrictions Lifted ATM - You can bring your family
31:12 What kite sizes will I need?
32:20 Speed Kiting option (more info in following video)
33:19 Can you hire gear on the mountain?
34:00 Try kite snow skis instead of kite snow boarding - it’s easier
41:02 Bringing family members - good skiing for them?
42:38 Speed Kiting with Instructor Chris Doerfel
The week will comprise:
All inclusive tour - food, accomodation, guiding, photography
4 day back country snow kite course.
and 3 days ride the lifts.
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Location and Accomodation - learn more
Costs - learn more
FAQs - learn more
Snow Kite Course
We will chose the 4 best days of the week to venture into the National Park back-country wilderness. Every day will be an adventure to search for the best wind, terrain and snow to slash, boost, carve and leave tracks. Daily forecasts will allow us to plan specifics.
Professional mountain guides will get us out and back safely.
You will learn:
- Backcountry skills,
- snow safety and basic avalanche training,
- Kite coaching (this trip is for intermediate kite flyers and intermediate to advanced skiers/boarders). Landing, launching, hill climbing, terrain assessment and route planning, mountain wind effects, and more.
- Snow kite equipment demos - learn about and try our ram air and single skin snow kites, snow kite harnesses.
Your guides will escort your back country adventure as well as provide you kite coaching. Your guides are Jennie Milton and Mike Walker - Professional snowkiters / kitesurfers who have a combine experience of over 37 years of international snow kite and power kite coaching experience to share.
You will learn to ride different locations and terrain types in the spectacular Kosziuosko National Park wilderness including open flats, hill climbing, peaks and ridges and we will seek out or terrain features to slash like waves, quarter pipes and roll overs.
All participants will be require to use touring gear while adventuring in the back country. This will allow us to get to some great launch areas as well as providing an essential safety back up plan to walk home.
You can bring your own or hire the gear from our partner Harrows snowsport near the skitube at Bullocks Flat.
The required gear includes appropriate skis/board, boots, skins, and avalanche pack (beacon shovel probe) To hire the full kit will cost $375 for 7 days. Details
Location and Accomodation
Charlotte Pass is the Australia's highest ski resort at 1765m. Located up the valley from Perisher in the NSW Alpine region, Charlotte Pass is accessible only by over-snow "Snow Cat" vehicles in winter. Crowds are light and the well groomed slopes are perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers and boarders. The resort is perfect for our speed riding course giving advanced skiers a new element to draw on. The open groomed slopes and thin crowds make Charlotte Pass the perfect place to learn speed riding.
Your accomodation for the Thrills winter escape is at Pygmy Possum Lodge. Kitethrills has booked an entire wing of the lodge for our group. All rooms have their own ensuite and either queen beds, long doubles, or two singles.
A well appointed kitchen is shared for lodge guests however your Thrills tour will be fully catered so you can relax in the evening with a glass of your favourite and enjoy reliving the days adventures while our photography pros edit your pics and videos into digital forever memories.
Snow Kite Package - $3689 (8 days) or $1089 (weekend) Non Kiters: $1519 / $649
Includes: Over-snow return transport from perisher Accomodation per person, Food - 3 meals a day, 4 or 2 day back country snow kite guiding with avalanche safety course, photography.
Excludes: Ski Tube Return ($95),
Rental of backcountry touring gear - Skis, skins, boots, avi pack ($375/week)
Ski Lift tickets - $119 / day or $350 for 3 days
Book Now - Call Mike on 0408 868 231.
Do I need prior experience? Beginners can be accommodated in private lessons but the short answer is Yes you need experience - Our back country expeditions are only suitable for intermediate level skiers/boarders/kiters. Beginner skiers should develop their skills inbounds before heading to the back country or learning to fly a canopy. Beginner power kite fliers should develop their skills in water and steady coastal winds. Jennie will be available for private lessons on the days we do not venture to the back country. This course is aimed at more advanced back country adventuring with kites.
What if the weather doesn't co-operate? Our back country snow kite activities can take place in a wild range of wind / weather conditions that are highly likely to occur during our 7 day stay. September is great time to be in the alps. Spring snow and fair weather are common.
What if I have specific dietary requirements? We are catering for group of about 15 people and accomodating your needs is well within our capabilities. Just let us know and we will make sure your expectations are met or exceeded.
Can I use my own gear? Yes.
Snow Kite: your regular inflatable water kite will work fine. Your regular seat or waist harness will also be perfectly adequate. If you'd like to try snow specific equipment get in touch with Mike at Kitethrills to discuss your needs. Kitethrills is an Ozone dealer - the leading brand in snow kite equipment.
Back country - we require you to use back country touring skis or snowboards, with skins and avalanche pack of probe shovel and beacon.
Alpine touring skis and bindings can be set to walk mode with skins and free-heel features, or alpine downhill mode with regular alpine fixed-heel features.
If you don't have alpine touring equipment it can be hired at Harrow Snow Sport at Bullocks Flat where you will park your car.
How can I get there?
If you're driving, head to the ski tube from Bullocks Flat on the Alpine Way then onto a snow cat from Perisher to Charlotte Pass.
If you're flying in, hover your helicopter over the lodge and fast rope down on to the lodge balcony, where we will hand you your scotch and invite you into the hot tub.
Fixed wing transport - commercial public flights land in Canberra and Cooma with a bus ride to Bullock Flat, however, bring this up when you're booking and if numbers permit, we may be able to arrange a group transport option.
Can I bring my non-kiting partner or family / friend? yes - the more the merrier
Who can I speak to to get more information? Give mike a call on 0408 868 231 to have any questions answered or secure your spot.
You can read some more tips and info from Jenny Milton here:
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