My name is Felix Kersten, I am 31 years old and snowkiten is my great passion.
I am frequently asked how I came to do snowkiting, or what snowkiting actually is.
Well, you probably know kitesurfing ( on the water). On snow it is very similar, you just use skis or snowboard instead of the kiteboard. I mostly practise my sport in Switzerland on frozen lakes or in the mountains.
Since I was a young boy I am fascinated by skiing and especially by freeriding. In 2011 I bought my first kite just to test and have fun and I was hooked right away. Initially I was also kiting on a mountainboard near my hometown, but I quickly noticed that it makes much more fun on snow. Nowadays, I mostly train on skis in the Alps. Sometimes you have the whole day untouched powder, you can ride up a mountain in minutes or fly down from it again even faster. These feelings are hard to beat!
In 2012 I had my first race, the German National Championship. Without any experience and any practice I finished the race at the third place. Now I was hooked not only to snowkiting but competing in it, too. So, this event became the start of my participation in international races. The last years before Corona were very successful for me. Since then I focused more on enjoying snowkiting in the mountains. My real passion,
The plan is to focus more on spending time in the alps and push the limits in snowkiting to new levels. I hope the conditions will be good to try to kite on new unkited summits. If Corona allowes it to do some trips abroad to explore new region for snowkiting, like I did 2 years ago with 2 friends in Kosovo.
Depending on snow condtions and Corona I maybe also join a few races. For sure I will be at Redbull Ragnarok again :-)
See you somewhere in the mountains guys :-)
Fastest Kiter /Speedrecord
In Norway I did one day after Ragnork 2017 a Speedrecord by Kite and Ski.
I reached 150km/h for a second and 142km/h over 5 sec.
So far there is noone who went faster on snow, water or by buggy.
Snowkiting in Norway 2016
A perfect day in the swiss alps
Results in Snowkiting
2020 and 2021 Corona brake
Winner of Redbull Ragnarok
World Champion of GPS Formula by IKA
World Champion longdistance and course race by Wissa
Second at IKA Worldcup Overall (5 stops)
Second at European Champion in long distance
- Winner of IKA World Cup overall (4stops)
Second at Redbull Ragnarok
Second at European Championship in longdistance and Course
Winner of Swiss Snowkitetour
- Winner of Redbull Ragnarok 2015 and 2017
- Third at Redbull Ragnarok 2014 and 2016
- World Champion in GPS Formula 2016 and by IFKO in 2017
- World Champion in speed and long distance by Wissa
- European Champion in long distance
- Podium places at the German- and European-Championship and Swiss Snowkitetour
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