“People” by Ozone: Dom Zimmermann, head of design

Dom Zimmermann has just been elevated to Ozone’s head of design. After years working side-by-side with Ozone co-founder and legendary design chief, Rob Whittall, Zimmermann has assumed the mantle and now has the onerous responsibility for all the kites and wings in the ever-expanding range. The 41-year-old German splits his time between Switzerland and Mauritius, […]

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Kite-powered Antarctic expedition buffeted by harsh conditions passes half-way mark

Chasing the light update

British adventurers Justin Packshaw and Jamie Facer Childs have just crossed the half-way point of their journey to travel 2,150kms across the Antarctic after 40 days. But tough challenges posed by the hostile environment have already thrown the expedition off course. The pair have braved ferocious winds of 111kph and temperatures that dropped to minus […]

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The French Didier Botta flies over the Snowkite masters taking gold in Ski and Snowboard disciplines.

Didier Botta won four gold medals at the 19th Masters edition and at the French snowkiting, skiing and snowboarding championships.

The world’s best specialists in the discipline competed in snowboarding and skiing during the 19th edition of the snowkite masters, from December 4 to 10, at the Lautaret pass (Hautes-Alpes). At 27, Didier Botta flew over all competitions, winning the gold medal at the French and Masters championships, in snowboarding and skiing. An exceptional and […]

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Chasing the Light

A 2.500 mile Scientific crossing of Antarctica

Explorers Justin Packshaw and Jamie Facer Childs are working with NASA, Stanford University and the European Space Agency (ESA) travelling 4,200 kilometres from coast to coast of Antarctica, right through the frozen heart of the continent. Over the 80 day expedition, they will receive no assistance, travelling by foot and kite, relying solely on physical […]

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IMPORTANT Ozone Click-In Loop – Harness Loop recall

Dear Ozone customer, we have found a small number of stainless steel parts from a recent production batch may have a manufacturing issue that can cause rust and eventually part failure. The stainless steel part is located in the Harness Loop assembly. In the event of the part failing, the kites’ flag out system will […]

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Windtoys Snowkite Team In The Middle Of Nowhere

Real snowkite camp experience in the Andes

Come to live an unforgettable experience immersing yourself in the surroundings of the Andes Mountains and enjoy Freeride Snowkiting  with some of the best fresh snow in South America. Far away from the city, where nature lives in all its splendor. The main objective is to live a maximum experience in the mountains, safely, comfortably, […]

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Ride Up Team Snowkiting In Cervières, Hautes Alps, France

Simone Borgi and Wareck Arnaud exploring the Hautes Alps

Simone Borgi, 7 May 2021. Some snow fell the night before, the weather forecasted a moderate wind from NW and clear skies in the  afternoon. It was still cloudy with gleams of clear skies when I met Wareck  around 12 o'clock at the famous spring spot Le fond Cervieres. , We walked for 5 minutes, we unpacked our 11sqm […]

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Idaho Road Trip

Noah Poritz and his Snowkiting solo road trip...

With the New Year’s arrival, I started off my Northern Rocky Mountain road trip traveling into the state with the deepest snow:  Idaho.   For those who know, eastern Idaho also has some of the most reliable and windiest spots as well.  My itinerary:  the Continental Divide, nearby Island Park, the foothills of the Teton Range […]

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Let’s Go Snowkiting…

The Snowkite season has arrived in Europe. Ozone team riders have already been riding the snow and we are very excited to see again how much happiness and freedom this sport delivers. In Ozone we are all passionate sportspersons and we live to be out , kiting in the sea, foiling with a kite, wing, […]

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Deep Powder Daze

Big Horn Snowkite Masters

The 3rd annual Big Horn Snowkite Masters, February 4-8, was blanketed with intense snowfall and north wind almost every single day.  Kiters from around the US, Canada and Europe converged at the Wyoming High Country Lodge for five days of snowkiting.  By the end of those days, the accumulated new powder snow was measured by […]

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Hyperlink Love Affair

Noah Poritz falls head over heels

When reviewing a new kite there are many opportunities to lose objectivity and to let emotions guide the writer.  I suppose it is normal to rave and praise and to be subjective.  However, I’m going to try to be as objective as possible in my review of the second version of Ozone’s Hyperlink.     I have flown the […]

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Snowkitetestival (date: 15.02.20)

Let`s get together. Snowkiting at the Odenwaldhills. Kite and test newest material and kites. Join us in the evening get together at the Raupenstein. Further information >> https://www.facebook.com/events/474445459918651/

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2019 Bighorn Snowkite Summit

Noah Poritz tears up the Wyoming Mountains

7th Big Horn Snowkite Summit by Noah Poritz   Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains have been a magnet for snowkiting for more than a decade.  Early in that history of exploring and kiting, the idea of hosting a snowkite event blossomed in the minds of the Jackson Hole Kiters.  Within a couple of years, the Summit was born.  Every […]

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Snowkiting Greenland

Carl Alvey's Ice Cap Expedition

Back in May, polar guide and snowkite expert Carl Alvey set off on an expedition like no other. Accompanied by two ambitious clients; a surgeon and a banker, they set off for one hell of an adventure.    At Mercy of the Wind: Snowkiting the Greenland Ice Cap The rotor blades made a familiar “whop-whop-whop” sound […]

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Usa Snowkite Season Is On!

Noah Poritz delves into the northern Rockies

The winter snowkite season has fully opened in the northern Rockies, USA. Ozone legend Noah Poritz has already been out chasing the wind and snow in his home region where they've just received a solid coverage of fresh snowfall in the high country.  "The northern Rockies have been blessed by abundant autumn snow storms.  Storms in September and October have laid in […]

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Wild Snow Nz

Kite Skiing with Derek Grzelewski

  Learning to sail on snow in the New Zealand backcountry – Extract from Derek Grzelewski's article in Wild Snow   "A sunset pow session on Mt Pisa in southern New Zealand. When it all comes together – wind, snow, visibility and skills – your backcountry tours enter a whole new universe of fun and possibilities."  In the […]

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Only When Ready

A story of devotion

Our head designer, co-founder and all-round legend Rob Whittall sits down with Brendan from The Kiteboarder Magazine to reminisce the old days and reveal how the early beginnings of Ozone came about. Through hard work, a ton of testing, a fair amount of fun, mixed with sheer perseverance, Ozone continues to flourish and innovate the sport. ONLY […]

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Hyperlink V2 Out Now!

Join the Foil Revolution

THE MOST VERSATILE FOIL KITE ON THE MARKET The Hyperlink V2 bridges the gap between inflatable and foil kites. It's as dynamic and engaging to ride as an inflatable and combines the high performance characteristics of a foil.   TAKE THE LEAP // The Hyperlink V2 is the perfect option for anyone taking the leap from […]

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Chrono V3 Exp Wins Vake

Congratulations to the winners and team riders

Big CONGRATULATIONS to team 'Navrhuju Snist Psy' (watch the video to find out how to pronounce it!) Czech Republicans Honza Simek and Miroslav Schutz were crowned 2019 World Champions of VAKE – Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro – WISSA World Championship in Long Distance kiting! One of the world's most intense and limit pushing events in a place known […]

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16th Montana Snowkite Rodeo

Red Lining the Fun Meter

Red Lining the Fun Meter – 16h edition of the Montana Snowkite Rodeo   This year’s Rodeo was a fantastic experience of snowkite exuberance and celebration.  For the dozens of like-minded kiters, who love snow and wind, we met up at the newly reopened Jackson Hot Spring Lodge in Jackson, Montana. There, the camaraderie overflowed and we […]

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