You can take SNIKE into any lift. Cabins will require you to fold the rear ski inwards. This only takes seconds. For T-bar drag-lifts, it’s very important you wear short skis on your feet.
It takes most people not much more than a few minutes to get the hang of SNIKE. This making learning to SNIKE a lot easier than skiing or boarding, which usually takes weeks to get comfortable with.
Chances are that this is possible. An active sitting position relieves pressure on the legs, also making SNIKE a great alternative for people who can no longer ski due to physical limitations on the legs and knees. It also allows for a unique new and fun downhill experience. A feeling for balance is still required.
It’s allowed in most skiing areas around France and Austria. Be sure to check the website for the area you are going to. Do use the short skies and safety cable included in the set, as these are required in most areas.
Winter sports always pose higher risk compared to sitting behind your television at home. Our advice: use common sense! SNIKE is easy to control. Avoiding collision or stopping is often easier compared to skis or snowboard. Oh yeah, and wear a helmet!
Stopping the SNIKE or controlling its speed is very easy and intuitive.
The SNIKE team promotes the use of a crash helmet, as it’s common for all (extreme) sports. If it happens at all, the most likely direction of a fall is sideways. Because your body is already close to the slopes, when seated on the SNIKE, the chance of bruising or other forms of injury is very small in the unlikely event of falling.
No. SNIKE-ing is completely different, using other muscle groups. The biggest difference is that you will not need weeks to master it and have fun with it
Try not to jump as SNIKE is designed for on piste use only. In the event of some airtime, the front ski is designed to pull the front tip up with a special spring system. This reduces the risk of SNIKE and you eating some snow.