This is an excerpt from the San Fransisco Gate newspaper, which ran an article on Snowkiting after the Ozone Snowkite Freeride and Telefair Tours came through Tahoe, California. Its good to see that Kirkwood has an open mind to open their mountain to Snowkiting.
But Tim Cohee, president and general manager at Kirkwood, sees at least two ways his resort could accommodate snowkiters, should the sport take off.
"First, we do open backcountry gates whenever conditions are suitable," Cohee said. "These guys are welcome to buy lift tickets to access them when they're open."
"Another thing is, we never close in spring due to lack of snow, but only because people stop coming. If snowkiters want to use our slopes and bowls after the lifts shut down, maybe we can work it out. The Forest Service would have to agree. And we'd need to address the liability issue. But if that gets done, conceivably, we could grant permission," said Cohee.
Here is a link to the article:
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/articl ... U1.DTL&o=0
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