Airboarding in the snow is the perfect activity for all extreme sport enthusiasts who love going fast!
The speed increases and increases and at some point you ask yourself “Is it too fast?” You make a couple of turns to slow down and finally stop at the bottom of the hill and the snow flies everywhere around you. Just as you have arrived at the bottom to catch your breath, the snowscooter and sleigh will be waiting for you drive you back up the hill for another go on your airboard.
An airboard is an inflatable “sledges”. You lie on your stomach and control your direction by leaning from side to side. There are two handles to hold on tight with and of course you must always wear a helmet. You have to squeeze your chest down on the board to make good turns. To stop, simple push the weight of your Airboard and make a 90 degree turn, like a hockey stop. Hopefully this has given you an idea of what Airboarding involves, but don’t worry we won’t expect you to remember all of this! Your instructor will be there to explain to you how to do it and give you tips throughout the session.
Very high speeds have been measured, Laurent Matthey from Geneva who did 141,79km/h. The average speed is about 50 km/h which usually is more than enough when you are lying face down only a couple of centimeters from the ground!
What to wear: Warm clothes (similar to how you would dress for skiing or snowboarding) warm gloves, winter boots. All participants must wear a helmet and we recommend goggles; bring your own or you can borrow from us.
When: Throughout our winter season every Tuesday at 15:30 before 01.02.2016 / 16:30 after 01.02.2016 as part of our weekly programme.
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
Age limit: 10 years minimum age.
This activity is also great for groups and teambuilding experience