Chase the wind with us. We have dedicated four weekends to snow kiting as place holders on our schedule and will send email notices for additional lake outings on windy days. Cost: $65 UMD Student Member/$135 Others. Registration: Opens Tuesday, January 19th at 9:00am. Twelve passes will be offered.
Island Lake snow kiting sessions are for all UMD RSOP Kite Pass holders. If the forecast calls for at least 10mph winds, it’s time to attach your alpine skis or snowboard to your feet and learn to glide along using the kite’s power. Stay upwind by flying the kite with precision in the power zones and setting your skis or snowboard edge in the snow. Try flying the kite in a pattern that lifts you up in the air. You must be able to safely launch, steer, de-power, & relaunch the kite before traveling away from the supervised launch area and then you can feel the rush of a downwind speed run. At Island Lake a snowmobile will assist beginners that need help getting back up wind. What a rush!
11AM–5PM, JANUARY 21, 28 FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25
We Provide: kites, harness, helmets, instruction with snowmobile support.
You Provide: transportation to Island Lake, alpine or telemark skis and boots or snowboard and boots, helmet, snow pants, jacket with hood, mittens, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, snacks
Skill Level: Open to all Kite Pass holders Meet: At designated lake, maps provided
Cost: $65 UMD Student Members/$135 Others
Registration opens Monday, November 28, 9am