Snow Kiting is a lot easier to learn than kiteboarding on the water!
- It is easy to stand on snow, which makes the whole process easier!
- It also takes a lot less wind to drive a board across snow than it does across water.
- The whole learning experience is lot less daunting as you need much less power and wind to get you moving.
- Finally, holding an edge in snow is much easier than in water making up wind progress much easier to master.
All you need is snow and a power kite and you can turn a cold winter's day into a blistering, adrenaline soaked experience!
To Snow Kite you will want a foil type kite since it is completly soft in structure and cannot be damaged easily when the kite is slammed into the ground. Foils are also capable of reverse launching which is very important for re-launching these kites from the snow.
Don't know what type kite or kite size kite is right for you? Check out our instructional tips below under, "Selecting the Proper Kite and Size"
Choosing Your Kite
Unlike water, snow conditions, change daily. When you consider a kite size, you must also take into consideration the main style of terrain. It will take more kite power to pull you in fresh powder than it will on packed snow or icy conditions. The most popular size for most winds and and terrain is the Ozone Access 6m. The 6.0 is ideal for the medium winds of 12-18mph. The Rush Pro III 350 Power Kite package that comes with a 3.5 sq. meter kite will work in super high winds, over 15mph and a larger 7.0-9.0 foil will be the perferred size for lighter 10-15mph winds.
Getting Started - Our new Snow Kiting Package below will get you started.
If you are looking for more power and performance, check out the Ozone Frenzy. It has a dynamic bridle system that interacts with the control bar to allow you to "de-power" the kite. This is a huge step forward in technology because you can cover an enormous wind range with a bigger kite and get much smoother rides! You have to see the full features below.