mardi 28 janvier 2014

GG on his way to the summit we can see in front of us.

Well arrived in Roccaraso, Abruzzo, Italy.
We are here for the European Snowkite Contest with Kitetracker and Alto Sangro resorts.
The competition is a race on a really large terrain.
The results are decided after checking out the Kitetracker files.
But today, tuesday 28th, the contest is not already On and that was a cruising session to check the spot.
Amazing conditions we had as a very strong N/O wind was blowing about 30-40 knots.
We went twice behind the ridge you can see on the photo above and as well really far on the right to the northern area of the spot.
Tomorrow wednesday 29th will be the real competition with all kiters coming from all over Europe.

Big powder on the Monte Greco area.

jeudi 23 janvier 2014

Short blue sky window

After a few days with endless snowshowers and foggy bad weather, there had been a short blue sky window on last wednesday 22nd.
So I let all my job to do on the laptop and went straight to the Lautaret Pass for a cool session on the southern area.

So cool to meet all my friends up-there once again.
Some staying here a few days more after the crazy Snowkitemasters week.

Super blue sky all the day long, perfect fresh powder snow, and pretty stable 15knds south wind blowing until the night.


lundi 20 janvier 2014

White Kite Sessions #17

WHITE KITE SESSIONS special issue about the last Snowkitemasters in Serre-Chevalier.
Click the image to read the full report.

vendredi 17 janvier 2014

2014 Snowkitemasters DAY #7

Last day for the event in Serre-Chevalier.
Snowstorm from the morning until 2.30 PM
Then the fog went away.
We started with a huuuuge freeriding session.
And the SKM freestyle contest could complete the finals ski and snowboard.
In the evening, price giving at Le Frog.

jeudi 16 janvier 2014

2014 Snowkitemasters Day #6.

Day Off here at the Lautaret Pass.
Snowstorm all along the day.
Flat light so no competition.
Some crazy snowkiters went anyway on the park to have fun.

mercredi 15 janvier 2014

2014 Snowkitemasters Day#5

North wind On/Off today on the Snowkitemasters park.
A few hits of the freestyle competition.
And some free sessions as well.
We kept mainly sitting on the snow while waiting for the breeze.
Cool to chill around with the friends.

mardi 14 janvier 2014


A cold day for the SKM freestyle competition.
The blue sky was due according to the forecast but we staid in the clouds/fog with flat light all the day long. Anyway, all competitions have been great : ski, snowboard, girls, boys, super high level on the SKM park.
And during the stand-bye times, some free sessions were really impressive as well.

At the end, it was nearly to be night and even the snowshower came time by time.
Thank to the crazy snowkiters super motivated for a dark session with flash lightning.

lundi 13 janvier 2014


On monday 13 january, the weather was super bad.
No wind, and all the time cloudy.
So, no freestyle competition.
Lot of kiters went back home.

Luckily some really motivated managed to have a couple of cool tricks on the sliders.
The big snowshower went at the end of afternoon, so let's go for fresh powder snow tomorrow.

dimanche 12 janvier 2014


The DAY#2 was the final for the World SKM MOO Race.
Sunday 12 january.
Very great show with skiers and snowboarders.
I ended 2nd for the SKI racing.
Always difficult to compete on a short area with lot of kites flying around.
But that was super cool.

In the afternoon, there has been some free session with really impressive moves from the freestylers.


samedi 11 janvier 2014


Today was the first day of the 10th anniversary Snowkitemasters in Serre-Chevalier.
Set at the Lautaret Pass, it was the WORLD SKM MOOD RACE competition.
The south wind was super low so we had to wait along the day to see the first task of the Race.
See the starting line on the picture below.
Unfortunately that was the only one task as the wind dropped a couple of minutes later.
Tomorrow, sunday, will be the end of the Race competition.
Great blue sky and gentle West wind are due according to the forecast.

vendredi 10 janvier 2014

2014 Snowkitemasters Dday-1

Laurent Sublet. France.

The world SNOWKITEMASTERS is proud to prepare the 10th anniversary event in Serre-Chevalier Valley.
Today was the arrival time for many snowkiters.
So here are two pictures on the SKM snowpark.

Kari Schibevaag. Norway.

jeudi 9 janvier 2014

White Kite Sessions #16

This is the latest WKS#16
An issue about two days at the Lautaret Pass early january.
Click the image to access the online mag.
Don't hesitate to share if you like it.

mardi 7 janvier 2014

Lautaret warm

One more south wind session at the Lautaret Pass.
Pretty warm weather today.
The fresh powder snow is melting slowly but surely.
That's life.
Here is Johann Civel slashing.

lundi 6 janvier 2014

Lautaret South

Super session at the Lautaret Pass with South wind blowing.
Lot of snowkiting friends around.
Super fresh powder snow.
A few perfect hill-gliding runs.
Awsome freestyle session at the sunset.
All best pictures coming soon on the next issue of White Kite Sessions.
Stay tuned.

dimanche 5 janvier 2014

Lautaret North

Normaly the North wind is not good at the Lautaret Pass.
But on this sunday 5th, that was pretty good conditions though.
At least, the fresh powder snow was amazing.
Here is a picture with Simone Borgi and the photographer Bertrand Boone.

mercredi 1 janvier 2014

"White Kite Sessions" issue #15. Don't miss it.

The new White Kite Sessions #15 is online.
With mainly fall sessions from these three last monthes.
Don't miss it.
Click on the front-cover picture above and have a cool moment while reading it.

Top december 31st

Once again a very cool session on our home-spot "Le Senepy".
Perfect South/East wind blowing about 15-20 knots.
So I took the Frenzy 7m.
On the summit we found some large parts of deep and fresh powder snow.
My friends Jeff and Francis had an outstanding hill-gliding session.
What a great day to close this nice past 2013 year.
All the best for 2014 now.