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Norway’s battle with the wind gods, waged upon skis

Haugastol, Norway( CNN) Snow kiting is as exciting as it seems. Speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. Leaping 80 feet up in the air and gracefully rising distances as far as 500 feet before landing back on frozen terra firma.

This episode of “Fit Nation” will air on Saturday, April 22, between 1 p.m. and 6 p. m. ET, and on Sunday, April 23, between 5 p. m. and 6 p. m. ET.

Combining proven fun activities of skiing or snowboarding with kiting makes the joy exponential.

It’s also harder than it looks. The abilities required are highly technical, the gear is complicated, you need to be very fit to be competitive, and it can only be done in certain regions of the world.