World Snowkite Masters 2013
*The top riders in the world gather once again on the snow, welcome to the SnowKiteMasters 2013
*The best kiteboarding, the best riders, the best spot, welcome to the SKM 2013*
We are pleased to present the ninth edition of the Serre-Chevalier SnowKiteMasters held in the Col du Lautaret in the French Alps.
The first Snowkitemaster magasine is online
Come meet the riders at the SKM event where you will get a chance to talk to them and see what snowkiting is all about. Everyone will be having fun and this is what the SKM is all about,
share the experience and come watch the masters ride on the snow and push kiteboarding to the limit and beyond.
Many events will be taking place, we will be running the "Freestyle World Champion which will take place on the 7th to 11th of January 2013. The French Racing and Freestyle competition will take place on both ski and snowboarding disciplines.
The public will also be able to take place in the"Race" which will be a long-distance back country rout. The French Championship Race will be held on the 5th to 6th of January
The sport of freedom and excellence, snowkiting is practiced in harmony with the mountains and nature, snowkiting is after all environmentally friendly! The kite can tow a person up a mountain and it is all done eternally by renewable energy: wind power. Combined with the surface nature provides us like terrain from a mountain, wave or land we used it all to practice kiteboarding.
This teaches us to analyse the elements and to enjoy and appreciating the environment.
It's more than a sport, snowkiting is a state of mind and a way of life, we take advantage of the elements: air, snow and the majestic mountains. Guisane Valley enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year boasting some of the most beautiful views of the French Alps with some of the best conditions available for snowkiting giving anyone a chance to snowkite no matter what your level.
The Lautaret is at 2580 meters high altitude so we are very lucky when it comes to good snow and conditions, it is after all the gateway to the Hautes-Alpes. This is a unique show where riders attempt the most daring stunts and demonstrate innovative and the potential of snowkiting, Good times are guaranteed! A SnowkitePark will be made during the Snowkite World Championship Freestyle. This year we expect the best freestyle riders in the world to be taking part to try claim
the award and title of the world championships and the French championship at the end of a week so there will be many familiar faces showing up as well as new ones.
8:30am Saturday morning we will welcome the participants for the the ''race event '', A journey in to the mountains through the Lautaret, the starting line will have 16 competitors setting off every 5 minutes and whoever quality’s for the best time will take part in the champion of France Race.
To win the title there will be a best time ranking system in place,**** one must expertly read the terrain and wind choosing there path wisely, Its all about tactics and using the space wisely.
The awards ceremony will be held Sunday 6 at 18:30 and it will be in a amazing big hotel assessed by the cable lift on the Serre-Chevalier 1350 Chantemerle resort.
** The weekend will allow all riders to train and warm up for the championship events. **
The SKM team will be present to over see the whole event and introduce you to the village, riders and the program. It will be conducted by Fuego with BBQ's,
music and a great chill out zone ... all in a magical and unique location in the Lautaret with a great view of all the action.
If you want to discover Snowkiting there will be trained Instructors on hand from the Kite legend school and will be present every day at the SKM village to introduce you and teach you the joys and happiness of Snowkite.
Come 5:00 p.m everyone will be down at the Serre-Chevalier 1400 Villeneuve 'le Frog' restaurant pub for drinks, music, parties and friendly like minded people, accompanied by our partners (ASAHI etc ...).
This year, like always The Frog bar/restaurant offers full evening meals at a unbeatable price so its great value for money with the best hospitality.
** Only 100m from the Frog, the dream team of Chazelay opened with a program from 22:00
***Only 100m from the Le Frog bar is a great nightlife area called Chazelay***
7 different types of clubs are available every night with a different style that will satisfy all your music desires from Rock 'n' roll, dance floor, reggae roots, electro, Dubstep, Balkan etc...
Super cool surprises are expected because anything can happen with the SKM ...
We welcome you 2058m up in the mountains in the Lautaret pass.
The Skm Team