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Sunset at sea. Surfing on a clear autumn evening. The thrill you get on skis down a powdery slope in Japan's amazing forests or taming the wind while kite-surfing on snow.

Adrenaline-filled experiences

The feeling of floating on untouched powder, or the mastery you feel the first time you balance your surfboard on a wave. Few things beat this. At Powder Surf - Japan, we hunt for adrenaline-filled experiences in a safe environment and train skills that make us good at this, all year round. This is the major for you who want to challenge yourself and have an action-packed school year with a focus on surfing, steep skiing, outdoor activities and a good atmosphere - without too many nights in a tent.

Two main activities, but many additional activities

As the majors name suggests, we have a main focus on two activities, wave surfing and powder riding. From the first snowfall, we are mostly in resorts or in the mountains, where we hunt for the very best snow. When it is poor skiing conditions, we are usually at the coast, in good company with the surfboard - summer or winter, season no obstacle!

Although much of the time is spent on the two main activities, we do a lot of other fun stuff as well. This means that you will also get to test other actoin-filled and spectacular activities. We also focus on varied basic training that will help make you a skilled (powder) surfer.

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: Ca. 14 dager

Meals included per day: 3

Have you heard of Japow? The powder snow in Japan is so good that it has been given its own expression. In February, we travel to Hakuba and the Cortina ski resort, a ski destination with as much as 10-12 meters of snowfall per year - we're talking bottomless powder. In Hakuba we experience free-riding you'll never forget. We also visit Tokyo where we get a taste of Japanese city life. Experiences like this create close bonds in the class, and we come home with rich in memories and experiences.

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 5 dager

Meals included per day: 4

In february, we go to Oppdal for a week in Winter Wonderland. The whole school go together, and you get to learn how to ski. You will get instruction at your level, in alpine skiing, the unique Norwegian telemark technique, snowboarding or cross country skiing - your choice. We visit Oppdal Skiing Resort, and you will get lift tickets for 5 days. This is an unique opportunity to improve your skiing technique - or learn something totally new!

International student at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole!

As an international student at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole you will attend to the "International course". Here you will learn the Norwegian language.

You will combine this with one of our nine "major subjects" whithin sports, outdoor life and arts. This way you will experience one year at a traditional Norwegian folk high school while learning the Norwegian language at the same time. The school has 100 students and about 10 of these are foreign students with no knowledge of the Norwegian language. These students constitute the international course.

We have much experience in hosting internationals, and strive to give you the best information in how to apply and to get here.

Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole is located in the county Møre og Romsdal which is famous for its beautiful nature and many fjords. Among them the Geiranger fjord which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more information, check out our web page in english

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