During the recent years, snow kiting attracts many fans among the snow sports. In Cortina d’ Ampezzo, in Veneto region, in the foothills of Dolomites mountains, this new trend has offered a different version, the kite surfing on the icy waters of the alpine lakes. In Passo Resia, the artificial lake Resia with its 6.6 km/4.1 mi long of surface is an ideal terrain for landing and sliding on the ice.
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Snow Kiting in Lake Dillon, Idaho Springs, Colorado USA
The top of the pass is at 11307 ft/3446 m and has access to a wide array of backcountry stashes. Lake Dillon is located near Frisco, at about an hour away from Denver and it is popular for snow kiting. It is the fastest growing winter activity and you will have a blast doing it.
You will cruise up a hill and ride all day long without stopping to ride a chairlift. All you need is wind to blow at 5-45 mph/8-72.4 kph and you are ready to go. If you don’t know how to snow kite, don’t worry, there are experienced instructors that will show you within every last detail.
Many people prefer to start with a 6.6-9.1 ft/2-3 m kite just to learn how to fly and on light wind days. It is up to you whether you are going to use ski or snowboard. The things you need to get started with is a Powerkite of 6.6-16.4 ft/2-5 m long, ski or snowboard and windsurf or kitesurf style harness.
This gear will be provided when you attend the class. The things you need to bring is the same gear with ski or snowboard.
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