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Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby Windzup » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:55 pm

Also known as a Freeride Rally, and more predominantly called the Snowkite Masters... and as of the last couple years its evolved into the US Open Nationals for Kiter -Cross.

Thats right, the biggest party of the year (meaning lots of like minded friends gathered together to celebrate a common cause)... will go down at Skyline February 27-March 1st. Thats the last Friday of this month!

One can find the basic details here.... http://www.SnowkiteMasters.com But for the real deal, you'll have to ask a snowkiter that has experienced an SKM and shared in the positive vibe that grows from these core industry events.

In general, its a Freeride and every one is invited to participate in any way they choose.... at no cost. Ride with some of the countries (and worlds) leading kiters, watch from the side lines, or just join in the revelry and debauchery that can often erupt when kiters converge. Invite your friends to attend the intro to kiting clinics, while you get involved in some of the more advanced topics that will be covered. Or just come to party at the 'smoke-free' Triangle Lounge with special guest DJ Ollie G, as he kicks out some of the hottest wind inspired sounds.

For those seeking fame and fortune... then entering the Kiter Cross races is your way. The first 40 Registrants will receive a Heli Pro pack from Dakine along with an SKM Hoody (a $100 value). Simply fill out the registration form online and submit your $50 entry fee and you will be eligible to race Friday & Saturday. The money goes into a cash purse for the race winners...along with other fabulous prizes. :-P

This year the Skyline Snowkite Masters has grown in many ways, and we are happy to announce that many more supporting brands will be on hand to share their stoke for Snowkiting. In addition to the love we have felt from Dakine, Pistil, Ozone, Ska & Zeal Optics, we will have even more energy from Rossignol, Mystic, Flysurfer, HQ, Best and Rhodes Rolls (hot n fresh cinnamon rolls before the races, yeah!)

For the photographers out there, get involved and be a part of the action. Saturday we'll present a prize for the best photo from the weekend. Kiters are encouraged to team up with the lens and bust-o-move.

So, stop listening to CNN and the Wall Street report... and get out and support a local Snowkiter.... wether you are cheering on a friend or racing yourself... Snowkiting cannot help your 401K, but it will help you forget about it!

Windzup,
Brian Schenck

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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby otte » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:52 am

will try to be there!
bring on the jaegerbombs, housepartys, redneckbars and oh yeah....chilled out snowkite events with a sweet vibe :allbegood:

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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby Windzup » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:51 am

Here is the poster for the Snowkite Masters!
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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby otte » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:16 pm

hey brian, how are the conditions at the moment? ready to get shredded? :thumb:

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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby fernmanus » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:56 pm

We have been getting a couple snow storms per week the past few weeks. Expect more snow tomorrow. Conditions are excellent.

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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby Ted B » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:07 pm

hey kenny whats the forecast for the weekend

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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby HQ-Powerkites » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:14 am

Brian,

The Trianle Lounge is indeed Smoke-Free??? So we will be able to see people on the other side of the room? Like that one.

Later Chief

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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby fernmanus » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:00 am

Forecast is excellent for the next few days. It is still too early to predict the weekend, but here is the forecast through Friday for Skyline

Wednesday 2/25 should have light snow and wind in the low to mid-teens out of the SW.

Thursday a chance of snow and wind in the low to mid-teens out of the west

Friday - a cold front moves into the area. Fortunately, it looks like the heavier snowfall will be to the north. Skyline should have WNW wind in the upper teens. Strawberry looks to be good that day as well, so if you ever wanted to ride there it looks like Friday may be go off.

I will continue to post the forecast each day.

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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby fernmanus » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:37 pm

The southern winds and higher temps have made the snow conditions less favorable. I was at Brighton last night and the base was a bit icy. However, it snowed 3-4" while I was there. I hope the same thing happened at our riding locations.

Thursday 2/26 - Skyline looks like it will also be windy, expect wind in the high teen's, low 20's with stronger gusts.

There may be enough wind to ride Strawberry today as well at the Marina, Ladders or Cabins.

Park City should also be rideable this afternoon with wind in the mid teens.

Tomorrow we have a cold front coming through, but it is not forecast to drop a lot of snow. We should have clearing NW wind in the afternoon. It looks like Strawberry will go off with NW wind in the mid to upper teens. We should also have wind at the Snowkite Masters down at Skyline on Friday. Expect the wind to be more gusty there compared to Strawberry in the mid to upper teens. Park City should also be decent with wind in the mid-teens.

Saturday the wind is looking like a light SE breeze at Skyline with high pressure building. Fortunately, the wind should pick up from the south again on Sunday.

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Re: Annual Utah Snowkite Party (AKA - SKM 09)

Postby EGORR » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:19 am

Aloha Snowkiters, I'm coming to the party this weekend at skyline and hope join you on the slope....with the baggage restrictions being what they are I think I am only going to bring my 11m SLE to the event. . . Would you advise bringing another kite and if so should I go up to a 14 or down to an 8?

Mahalo'

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