Dixie & Matthieu shared:
- Photos and videos of how Dixie taught the sport, with extra bonus imagery of his exclusive snowkite expeditions!
- What is snowkiting and how to train for snowkiting
- The learning curve and snowkiting progression
- The equipment you need to get started — from kites to harnesses, skis and boards
- Matthieu shared his story from beginner to expert snowkiter
- The best snowkiting locations and much more!
Snowkiting is an exhilarating sport that can be embraced by anyone. Whether you’re playing in your own backyard or being pulled across the frozen Arctic, nothing beats the rush of gliding across the snow being pulled by the power of the wind.
Nobody knows this better than Dixie Dansercoer, world-renowned polar explorer and expert snowkiter, who has travelled to furthest reaches of the planet, often pulled by his snowkite along the way. Dixie has written the definitive book on snowkiting, Snowkiting: Freedom of Flow, and we’re giving away a copy during the webinar.
An expert on the sport, and Dixie shared the ins and outs you need to know to get started. With the right gear, a little preparation and some tips from this snowkiting expert, you’ll be ready to start snowkiting in no time. Joined by his former client turned adventure partner and avid snowkiter, Matthieu Tordeur, you’ll hear his journey of how Dixie helped him progress from a beginner to snowkiting in Antarctica. For backcountry skiers looking to climb faster and further, to kiteboarders looking to practice throughout the winter, to outdoor adventurers just looking to have fun, this is the webinar for you.
Find out what it takes to get you started on your snowkiting journey.
With heavy hearts we learned that Dixie Dansercoer passed on June 8, 2021 when he fell into a crevasse during an expedition in Greenland. During his collaboration with 57hours, Dixie left a deep impact on us not only for his great mastery of polar adventures, but also for his life wisdom. Listening to Dixie talk about his explorations and snowkiting was immersing, thrilling and helped you realize what people can achieve with proper preparation and unyielding spirit. Dixie had more than 30 years of polar exploration under his belt, was an accredited IPGA (International Polar Guides Association) Master Guide, author, photographer, public speaker, and executive director of Polar Circles. He was one of only four people to have crossed the complete Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic continent. He will be deeply missed and remembered by the 57hours team.
Matthieu Tordeur is an adventurer, photographer, and lecturing member of the Society of French Explorers. He’s led expeditions all over the world, with his adventures taking him through 90 countries on all seven continents. In 2019, Matthieu set a Guinness World Record as “the youngest person to ski to the South Pole alone and unsupported.” Snowkiting has opened a world of new adventures to Matthieu, as it is the fastest way to travel across snow and ice.