Here you will find the weather information for snow kiting
Kitesurfing on lake Silvaplana is generally only possible with south to southwesterly winds. The designated entrances and exits on the lake (see spot plan) also only work with southerly winds. It is extremely rare to be able to kite in northerly winds and only professionals should try it, if at all.
Whether there is a good wind for kite surfing on lake Silvaplana depends on the following factors:
- Pressure distribution / air flow over the Alps
If the air currents are flowing south or west over the alps it will assist the thermal Maloja wind needed for kite surfing on the lake. If the currents are north to southeast, they will interfere with the thermal winds which then delay the Maloja wind or prevent them from reaching Silvaplana at all.
- Weather in Silvaplana and Bergell
On sunny days, the slopes and rocks are quickly warmed by the direct sunlight, causing the air to rise and create strong, reliable thermal wind . Clouds slow down the process of warming.
- Temperatures in Silvaplana and Bergell
The greater the difference in air temperature between the Bergell and Silvaplana, the stronger a thermal wind becomes.