Freeriding on the Bernina Pass

At an altitude of 2200m and almost at the top of the pass you will find the snow kite spot Bernina which is internationally renowned. Depending on the wind direction, this spot offers different terrain for all levels - sometimes flat, sometimes hilly or even steep slopes. If you have good knowledge of back country skiing and are properly equipped, there are almost no limits on the Bernina.

At the beginning of the season we conduct all courses on the Bernina. The flat terrain in front of the dam is ideal for beginners and intermediates. The slopes and passes are for the pros!



Do you want to experience something new and discover a new spot? We offer you a great experience in one of the best free-ride areas in the Alps. The best time is December to April, and when the snow surface is hard to glide easy.

One day course, meeting point on site or at our kite school. You bring your own skis / snowboard, food and winter clothes. Be aware that it can be cold and stormy when its ideal for Wing Sports in the Snow.

Course duration

Number of participants

Cost per person
1 block / 1 hour1 PersonCHF 100.-
1 block / 1,5 hours2 Persons
CHF 100.-
1 block / 2 hours3-4 PeopleCHF 100.-

Should the weather or wind not cooperate with us, we will wait for it or move to another spot. If we decide that we are not able to hold the course you have the possibility to switch to snowkiting or cancle the course.

Course information

Meeting place:
Please report to the parking lot of the Kitespot Bernina 5min before the start of the course (unless otherwise agreed upon in advance) - Google Maps Bernina Kitespot

Course fee:
Is to be paid before the start of the course in the kitesurf shop Silvaplana in cash or by card. Outside the shop you can only pay in cash.

Infrastructure at the spot:

  • Silvaplana: Sports center with changing rooms, toilets, showers, kitesurf shop, restaurant and kite lounge
  • Bernina: No accommodation, we drive to a parking lot in the mountains. There are no catering facilities and no toilets

You should be able to ski or snowboard at basic level.

Bring your own:Winter sports clothing, ski or snowboard equipment, helmet and back protector if available, sunscreen, sunglasses, ski goggles, possibly your own kite equipment if desired

Accident and liability insurance is the responsibility of the participants. The Swiss Kitesurf GmbH has a business liability insurance.

At the Snow kite spot Bernina there are no catering facilities. Toilets are also difficult to reach. Hotels and restaurants are within a radius of 500m by car.

Snowkite Sprung Simon Bernina

Course schedule:

  • Assembly at the meeting point
  • Put on ski boots, prepare (if possible before the start of the course)
  • Course planning with the instructor and gathering equipment
  • 5min walk to the start area
  • Kite setup, equipment preparation.
  • Free riding and exploring with your instructor according to your needs, the instructor will accompany you during the whole course.
  • Your instructor evaluates continuously and gives you direct feedback, inputs and challenges.
  • Final meeting, farewell