What Is Snowkiting?
Snowkiting is a fast-growing new snowsport taking the mountains by storm. It’s easy to see why: by harnessing the kite’s raw power snowkiters can access previously untouched backcountry powder; they can even ride up the mountains. They do tricks which blow even experienced snowboarders away, hanging seemingly motionless in the air or whipping themselves around effortlessly with the kite’s pull as huge powdery expanses become their private snowpark.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Snowkite? Will the kite pick me up into the air? etc…
Altough snowkiting allows us to enjoy the backcountry powder while floating over it instead of trudging through it we are still susceptable to its dangers.
Understanding the weather
Knowing when and where to go to bring wind and snow together to snowkite can be baffling. Never wanting to get skunked, I have spent much too much time trying to understand the dynamics of winter weather
Understanding the wind
Snow Kiting on the back side of a steep sloping high Col in Chamonix one year, it occurred to me just how much in depth meteorological knowledge we really need..
How to Snowkite DVD
Volume One of the How to Snowkite series is a complete guide to snowkiting for the beginner and intermediate level rider.
Snowkiting School finder
Find your local snowkite school