The event is open to all levels and styles of rider from around the world. The base will be an international event organised by riders, for riders, to help ecourange everyone and anyone to enjoy our snowkiting and partying passion together. There will be snowkiting, chilling, BBQ, beer, and music during the days and stunning parties every night.
Perhaps the most amazing aspect to snowkiting is the varying terrain you get to ride over; on snow your world becomes truly 3D and the terrain can really be used to the max by any level of rider. Massive jumps are possible; in fact they are more like flights, and landings are super smooth.
The backcountry potential is amazing with this sport, with snowkiters able to climb 1000 metres in 10 to 15 minutes powered only by their kites. It then takes minutes to pack up and ski/board back down the untouched powder that would have easily taken them a three hour slog to access with skins on. This is the sport at its purest level and it’s no wonder that it’s growing quickly in popularity as more and more people are turned on to the pure fun and exhilaration that kiting has to offer.
The event will hold different kinds of competitions, including a new kind of snowkite competition, “The Best Line Comp”, to show all of the different aspects of snowkiting to the public and media.
This will be a typical freestyle competition. The riders will have to show their best skills in a certain area that's full of kickers, rails and obstacles. It is all about tricks, slides, kite loops and handle-passes etc.
This will involve a race around marks but there will also be obstacles, kickers, hills and mountains involved in between. The fastest will win.
BEST LINE (NEW EVENT!)
This is all about backcountry style. Climb a mountain with a kite, pack the kite up when you reach the top and pull the best line back down with the kite in your rucksack. Time, difficulty, altitude and the ride down will be judged.
The OSKM will rent out the complete hotel on top of the Pass (www.bernina-hospiz.ch) . Special offers will be available for you for the week, including breakfast and dinner every day. The DJ team of Jazz & Jaggae will rock the house every night, so perhaps beds won’t actually be needed!
The Bernina Pass (www.berninapass.com) is in the middle of the Swiss Alps near St. Moritz on the border of Italy. The closest Airport is in Milano (200km). There is even a Train station at the spot!
OSKM will be followed by international media, press, and TV to push the riders and popularity of the sport into a next level.
For all the info on the Ozone Snowkite Masters, check out their official website at: www.ozonesnowkitemasters.com