Ski sailing course with Skikite: 31 February – 1 March, 13-15 March/24-26 April/1-3 May 2020

Ski sailing gives you the opportunity to "fly" over the vast plains with wind as source of power. With Finse 1222 hosting your stay, the wilderness is literally on our doorstep. Due to the radical qualities of Finse, we have the perfect conditions for ski sailing. Steady winds and large surfaces to move on makes the Finse lake the optimal place for your first experience with a sail. Ski sailing was best known as a mode of transport for long trips, but today it is a nice family activity and often in demand as an activity in a business context.

In the winter of 2020 we organize together with Skikite ski sailing courses weekends at Finse. Some weekdays in the winter, Skikite can also arrange courses for larger groups or companies on request.

Contact us by email for ordering the ski sailing course package.

Course weekends at Finse
3 – 5th of January
10 – 12 of January
31 January – 2 of February
21 – 23 February

28. February – 1. March
13. – 15 March
24 – 26 April
1 – 3 May

Price for ski sailing course package with accommodation at Finse 1222
Price: NOK 6150,- per person in double or twin room

The package includes:
– Ski sailing course with Skikite
– Accommodation Friday to Sunday
– Three course dinner Friday and Saturday, breakfast and lunch package Saturday and Sunday
– Free coffee and tea throughout the weekend

We must have a minimum of 4 participants to hold courses.
If it is not possible to complete the course due to wind and weather, the buyer of the course is responsible for 25 % of the agreed price on the course.

The course will be held in Norwegian, but it is possible to get translated information to English if needed. Inform us if you want information in English when enrolling for the course.

Program for the weekend

– Participants come to Finse by train from east or west.
– Start-up at. 20.00.
– Information about weekend
– Sail theory
– Review of basic equipment
– Security theory
– 21.00 Three-course dinner

– 08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast at the hotel (Remember to make a self-made packed lunch)
– Start-up at. 09.00
– Packing of ski sail on Finsevann
– Safety during flight
– Controlling the ski sail in the air without skiis.
– Safety procedures, maneuvering, lightening and landing skis.
– Sailing (with skis)
– Lunch
– Individual follow-up throughout the day. Normally we end at 16. 00. If light and participants wish, we will stay on for longer.
– AfterKite at the “Langbordet”
– 19.00 Three-course dinner

– 08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast at the hotel (Remember to make a self-made packed lunch)
– Start-up at. 09.00.
– We continue on Saturday’s experiences, we emphasize crossing against / with the wind in strong / weak winds, and individual follow-up.
– Lunch and last community, with an evaluation and information about equipment, discount deals and the way ahead.
– The course ends so that participants can reach trains from approx. 15.30.

It is relatively easy to learn to ski sail, but it requires some strength in both arms and legs, as well as a basic knowledge of skiing / alpine skiing, as when the wind are strong, the speed can be very high. If in doubt about whether your children are old enough or able to participate, contact us and ask to speak with a trainer. Ski sailing is generally a very family-friendly activity because it is easy to learn and one can get started quickly without extensive training.

Clothing and Equipment when ski sailing

For a ski sailing course we recommend that you bring warm clothes with a waterproof and windproof layer on the outside. As sailing requires wind, you might want to cover your face, with a balaclava or similar. A warm scarf is also recommended. If you are you using your own skis, we recommend Alpine skis or Telemark skis . If you wish to rent skis for the course, please contact us in advance regarding rental booking. Mountain skis and cross-country skis have soft bindings and can easily be destroyed. Of course, we can help you find the right sails for the day’s weather and wind.

Read more about the ski sailing on our website here.