Snow kiting (skis pulled by wind energy) has been our passion for 10 years. We have followed and helped the sport to grow up by creating schools, organizing events, producing movies, photos,articles, etc…
Today, the public knows snow kiting mostly through free styling, as a reference to kite surfing.
But to us, and a growing amount of riders, the heart of the sport is somewhere else :
Into the wild !
Snow kiting is the best example of how to combine sport, adventure, passion, friendship and respect of the environment.
The VAKE 2010 race is the first of the kind, in northern Norway, way above the Artic Circle. As a team of two experienced snow kiters, we are taking part in it in order to push our limits and bring the sport to another level.
2005: Open the first Snowkiting School in Savoie (France) : http://www.snowkiting‐school.com
2008 ‐ 2009 ‐ 2010: Organization of the French Snowkiting Championships
2008: Climbing up Mt Blanc with touring skis and skiing down north face
2008: Snowkiting trip to South America : http://volcans08.wordpress.com/
Over 15 000 visitors on the blog, all over the world (Europe, US, Japan, Russia, etc…)
2009: Movie from the South America trip called “Passionément volcans” wins 1st Prize in 2 mountain films festival (Autrans and Valmorel)
Link to view the movie : http://vimeo.com/channels/flymountains#3094453
2010: Movie “Passionnément Volcans” shown in major film festivals in France, Italy, Chile and Canada. Viewed by roughly 30 000 people over the internet.
LASTNAME : GUIDOBALDI
FIRSTNAME : Ivan
AGE : 33
NATIONALITY : Italian
JOB : Snow kiting Instructor / Paragliding Tandem Pilot / Adventure
2000: Open a Paragliding tandem center in the Italian Alps
2004: A life spent in the air, realizing many flight over 100km and 1 of 150km with standard wings, always in solitary.
2007: Moved to Sweden to open an Adventure center (www.freeairadventure.com) and as well as a snow kiting school. Discovered and opened 10 spots where no one has never been kiting before.
2008: Many kite trips in the Swedish wilderness, in solitary, with a white Siberian husky and making also original videos that have collect a lot of interest
2009‐2010: Organizing Sweden Snow kite Camp where riders from all over the world take part in guided rides in the wilderness, enjoying stunning landscapes.