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European champions in snowkiting crowned at Lake Resia

Three days of Int. Snowkite Open are now coming to an end. Although the conditions were not optimal, the participants and spectators got exciting races and a spectacular show of the freestylers.

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Day 2 with Race and Freestyle

Today at the Int. Snowkite Open we had Freestyle and Course Race with over 60 participants. The weather god played games with us and sent us all kinds of weather, such as rain, snowfall, fog and sunshine.

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Results after 6 Races

All Results from the second day with 6 Races.

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Successful first day at the Snowkite Open

More than 40 riders from Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Spain arrived today at Lake Reschen for the first competition of the Int. Snowkite Open. Day 1 was all about Long Distance Racing. After the contestants got excited about 20 cm of fresh snow on Tuesday the conditions appeared more challenging today. Sleet turned the snow into slush and the black ice was now only covered by centimeters of snow.

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HQ Powerkites are Industry Partners

We are happy that HQ Powerkites supported us again this year. The HQ team will also be on site.

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Flysurfer support us!

Flysurfer supports the Snowkite Open 2017 as an industry partner. Thanks for the support!

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European Champions were crowned at the Snowkite Open 2016

Two successful days of competing in the disciplines Long Distance Race, Freestyle and Race lie behind us. On the third and final day of the Int. Snowkite Open three more races could be started. During the morning the weather was still okay with heavy clouds, but after the third race the competition was canceled due to the emerging bad weather.

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Day 2: Racing and Freestyle

The second day of Int. Snowkite Open started with heavy clouds and light snowfall. But it was enough wind for race and that's what counts. The starting field with 52 riders from 6 nations battled for the European Championship title in Race. Four races with two laps each were held before the freestylers could compete in the afternoon.

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Day 1: Lots of sunshine and Long Distance Racing

Florian Gruber Snowkite Open 2016
Winner: Long Distance/ Ski/ Florian Gruber

Gorgeous sunshine expected the 41 participants from five nations on the first day of Int. Snowkite Championship at Lake Reschen. While the riders registered for the event, light winds were blowing from the North, but shortly before the competition it went down. The riders were therefore set to enjoy the sun and relax before the long distance race could be started. But the wind didn’t let the participants wait for too long. Shortly after the wind turned south and thermal wind promised a good race.

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Tomorrow starts the International Snowkite Open 2016

From 26th to 28th February the Lake Resia will host the 8th edition of the International Snowkite Championships and welcomes Europe’s best snowkiter. For the upcoming three days, athletes from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Croatia, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will compete in Freestyle and Racing against World Champion Ronny Bollhaider (CH) and European Champion Florian Gruber (GER). 

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Registration List

Here a list of registrations for Int. Snowkite Open 2016.  You're not registered? Then register now.

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Winning a cup of Snowkite Open

Snowkite Open Cup

We have from last year a few limited SKO2015 cups. Poste under the comment on our Facebook Page a snowkiting picture of you. Of all the images we are giving away 3 cups.

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Flysurfer supports us

flysurfer speed 5

Flysurfer is Industry Partner of Snowkite Open 2016. Thanks for the support. The Speed4 came two years ago on the market and now the Speed5 is available immediately.

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Registration is online!

From now on you can register for the Snowkite Open 2016th. See you in Resia.
DATE: 26th-28th February.

In the event we elect the "Italian Champions", "German Champions", "Swiss Champions" and "Snowkite Open Champions"

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European Snowkite Champions are crowned

Florian Gruber
Florian Gruber

The International Snowkite Open took place from 6th to 8th March at Lake Resia, Italy.

64 riders from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, the Netherlands and Czech Republic participated at that international event in Italy. Florian Gruber from Germany (Garmisch Patenkirchen) was able to secure a double victory in racing and freestyle, which crowns him the new European Champion in Racing and the new European Champion in Freestyle Ski.  


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Snowkite Open 2015 Day 3 - Final Day

Here are the results. Individual rankings in men and women to follow. In addition, there follows a detailed text. Nice that you were all there and we wish you a safe journey home.
All ranks and pics are here.

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Snowkite Open 2015 Day 2

Again, the best conditions on Day 2 of the Snowkite Open 2015. After the skippers meeting was started with freestyle in the categories Men / snowboard and men / ski. Then 8 races could be run. Among them there were really exciting races, so that a photo finish was only able to determine the winner. Since the evaluation takes a little more time, we can give early known the results of the race tomorrow.

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Successful first day at the Snowkite Open

Today was a great first snowkiting day on the Snowkite Open in Resia/ Italy. 34 riders have registered for the Long Distance. The skiers had 3 laps (about 30 km) and the snowboarders completed 2 rounds. Tomorrow we start with Freestyle and Racing. Here are the rankings from Long Distance.

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Accommondation tips for the event

You still need an accommodation to the Snowkite Open. Here are a few tips.

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Tramontana Grafixx supported the Snowkite Open

Tramontana Grafixx is the perfect partner for advertising material or special Kitebranding.

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Limited Snowkite Open Cups

Pre-order or win now and get hold of one of 50 limited Snowkite Open Cups.  Enjoy your hot drink in the cool Snowkite Open cup.

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Element Sports supports the Snowkite Open 2015

Element Sports is more than an online shop. In Rosenheim, a city in the south of Germany, you will find the shop which has a big choice of kitesurfing equipment. 

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Flysurfer supports the Snowkite Open

Flysurfer is the first Industry-Partner of the Snowkite Open 2015. Additionally Flysurfer will provide the poster motive and will be present on flyers, poster and on our website.

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The Int.Snowkite Elite comes to Lake Resia

flysurfer Speed4 Lotus

From 6th – 8th march 2015 the Lake Reschen in Italy will host the Snowkite Open and is therefore the place to be for the international Snowkite-Elite. The organizer expects many participants from all over Europe to find out who will become the European Racing Champions 2015. 

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