Yourmood Snow Kitecup 2013

Exceptional! That is how you could sum up this weekend of competition at the Yourmood Kitecup H2 Open 2013 at the Rosière resort. The sixty competing kitesurfers tested the Savoyard station’s reputation for snowkite. They didn’t waste time to create a great atmosphere on the slopes and in the general square of the Kitecup for the likes of the organizers.The general enthusiasm felt for this “snow session” of the Yourmood Kitecup H2 Open and the presence of numerous renowned champions, such as Fabienne d’Ortoli, Anton Uzhegov (2013 Snowkite World Champion) and Jeremy Eloy, are proof of this young competition’s reputation.

Yourmood Snow Kitecup 2013

Yourmood Snow Kitecup 2013

This weekend, the Petit St-Bernard’s pass offered ideal conditions for this discipline’s practice. Glowing sun and perfect winds were on the spot. All an adept for powder snow could ever wish for while getting his gear ready. The first day of Saturday was dedicated to the boarder cross and started at 10AM with ski heats. The event’s progress didn’t lack anything and the sessions followed each other without timeouts. The flysurfer team offered free initiations to snowkite, for the pleasure of the vacationers. For the event on skis, it was Laurent Sublet (Snowkite France Champion) who won the jackpot, since he finished ahead of Pascal Boulgakov and Yannick Pittet.

The snowboard heats could then take place and here again the show was sensational. Jeremy Eloy won the competition. Alexandre Simonin was second and Romain Dequidt finished third. Two other riders made a great impression: Pedro Figueiredo from Portugal, ending his run in the semi-finals… for his snowkite debuts and Célia Codaccioni who was fearsome.

This Sunday, superb weather conditions allowed the festivities to continue. On the menu, the women’s final in which Célia Codaccioni affirmed her first place. Next, the Best trick Freestyle competition allowed the valiant riders to show the extent of their talents, while having fun and enjoy the great atmosphere. For this challenge, it was Laurent Sublet (FR) and Alexandre Simonin (CH) who proved to be the best.

And that is how the new edition of the successful Yourmood Kitecup H2 Open ended. The sixty riders present, ideal weather conditions and legendary good mood which characterizes best the organizer’s team, made this new edition a very very successful one.

For the continuation of these events, let us take of our winter coats, hats and white jackets and we will meet you for the bikini version of this competition in July, in Portugal, à costa da Caparica

Teaser Another Way a snowkite documentary

“Another Way” the movie Released 19 November 2012

Teaser Another Way a snowkite documentary

Teaser Another Way a snowkite documentary

 

is the most ambitious movie ever made about snowkiting. The idea of the documentary is to follow this “other way” and to show to the general public that there is another way to approach the mountain. In winter the general public sees the mountain through the ski slopes. We, by definition, search for untouched spots off the beaten track. Our kites allow us to move rapidly over a large part of the mountains, going down or up. With good wind conditions, we can climb slopes of more than 40 degrees, and once at the top we can go back down either ski with the kite if we want to be fast before climbing again, ski back down with the kites in our backpacks for more freedom of movement, or just by flying!