New Ozone Foil Kite Range28 Sep 2012
Traveling SnowkiteRodeo -- Jackson Hot Springs, Montana. March 29th – April 4th, 2010.
Have you made plans for Spring Break? Is the state of Montana a vast, openplayground that you’ve always wanted to explore ever since childhood, but neverhad the chance to? If you answered yes(or no) to either of the above questions, then pack up your snowkiting gear andmake the trip out to Jackson Hot Springs, Montana, which will host theTraveling Snowkite Rodeo the week of March 29 - April 4th, 2010.
Spend your week snowkiting the open terrain of the Big HoleValley with fellow snowkite enthusiasts. You can also explore the surrounding Maverick Mountain or Lost Trailareas. From Mt. Haggin to Badger Pass, Big Hole Pass to Bannock Ghost town.Everything is within a 45-minute drive (including 2 ski areas). Then, at theend of each day you can find yourself relaxing in the Hot Springs-fed pool, orat the bar/restaurant at the beautiful Jackson Lodge.
Events for the week will include in-depth presentations on MontanaLand Access issues and Reading weather. Representatives from kite companies such as Ozone, Slingshot, and Bestwill be present to offer their expert advice and exhibit new gear. Finally,pending good weather, a Winduro Race will wrap up the week!
So, turn in your homework early at school, or use some ofthat earned vacation time at work. Whatever it is you have to do, the TravelingSnowkite Rodeo will be worth your while once you find yourself gliding acrossthe wide-open, snow covered terrain of beautiful Jackson, Montana… Pull somestrings now, so that they can pull you later!
For more information visit: http://www.montanakitesports.com/
After a gnarley and surprisingly beautiful thunderstorm (tornado included) drops inches of white stuff (not snow, but close enough) onto the beach in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, these guys decide it's time for snowkiting (hailkiting?) in June. Check it out.
The first North American Snowkite Magazine, appropriately dubbed Drift, is out! Drift's first issue crams 50 pages full of snowkiter brain-candy; such as a 2009 Gear Guide, US Location Guide, and an interview with snowkite mastermind Rob Whittall. Original snowkite athlete James Brown and publisher guru Dave Grossman are the brains behind the effort. The release of Drift Snowkite Magazine marks a milestone in the progress of the sport. If you want to be up to date and knowledgable on everything snowkiting, download this free e-magazine. The download is simple; just create an account at driftsnowkitemag.com, check your email, then follow the link to the 20 MB PDF download...It’ll take a few minutes, but its way more than worth the wait.
Announcing the US premiere of snowkitefilm.com’s latest freestyle snowkite film, Dimensions, hosted by Snowkiting.com . You are invited to attend this FREE event, held at the historic Empire Arts Theater in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Thursday, December 4th. Doors open for the Rhombus Guys Pizza social hour at 6:30 PM, and the film begins at 8 PM. Come meet local outdoor enthusiasts, learn about what’s new in snowkiting, and watch the boldest snowkite film to date. With FREE pizza, and (non-free) eco-friendly Fat Tire beer on tap, the good times will surely flow.
If you’re near Utah, the film will also be premiering at the Snowkite Summit event on Saturday, Dec. 6th. More information is available at http://www.snowkitesummit.com/.
|North and South Dakota were dually blessed & cursed by an early-season blizzard on November 6th & 7th. Areas near central North Dakota reported getting nearly 12 inches of snow. Due to high wind speeds, drifts as high as 4 feet were reported to have accumulated in areas. Unfortunately the harsh weather downed power lines in Northeastern North Dakota, leaving thousands of households without electricity.|
With consistent northwesternly winds and temperatures that remain below freezing all winter, North Dakota’s naturally treeless plains could potentially become a snowkiter’s haven once the snowpack accumulates. In 2007 and in 2008 the 2XtM adventure crew attempted twice to cross the entire state via snowkite. In 2008, the crew successfully crossed the state from Canada to South Dakota, but ran out of snow and used all-terrain boards to finish the last leg of the journey.
Click here to watch the Bismarck, North Dakota video report after the storm.