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Kirkwood Ski area is open minded to Snowkites

Postby Windzup » Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:31 pm

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: ... U1.DTL&o=0

Brian Schenck
Ozone Kites USA


Postby elli » Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:28 am

I am looking for people to snow kite with in Tahoe. You can email me at
eli_al at hotmail dot com

I have a bunch of kites that do not see air.



Postby alap » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:11 am

oh dream comes true...

i was dreaming all the time to buy lift ticket for 50$ and go kiting...

or enter in contract with a hill operator about what to do and what not to do.

guys, just kite yourself, while it is not banned and organised! beautifull fantastic sport, complete freedom, free wind, keep it to yourself (ourself)! you totally overpromote it, and this kill the locations for the majority of us, who just kiting. I saw several wannabe a dealers and promoters in the last three years who wanna to get rich and sell kites and give lessons and blah-blah-blah... Just kite!

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