Born in the 2000's in France, speed riding was born thanks to some daredevils who experimented skiing with sails on very steep mountain slopes. It was in 2004 that the practice became official with the opening of a school in Val Frejus.
Who is speed riding for?
Speed riding requires an advanced level of alpine skiing to begin with, so that you only have to discover how to handle the glider without fear of getting your skis tangled. A class 3 level is sufficient to start. For example, to make a turn, you must place your wing in that direction and push on your opposite foot. A synchronization of several actions in a very short time.