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 Snow Farm, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
One of the best terrains where you can snowkite (in terms of variety of snow, wind conditions and accessibility) is Snow Farm. Situated just outside Cardrona village at an altitude of 1500 m/4921 ft , it is located at 55 km/34 mi from Queenstown and 35 km/21 mi from Wanaka.
The site is open from late June to early October and offers a great variety of facilities and activities. You will need a kite pass, which you will get at Base Lodge. For a more varied terrain with steeps, you can head towards Pisa Range. Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!
Note: Suitable for snowkiters of all levels.
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River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.