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Alaska/Alyeska kiting?

Postby sosumi » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:48 am

I'm going up there for a ski trip in a few days and wondering if there is anywhere to ride near Alyeska resort where I'm staying or near Anchorage itself. I know there's some sick kiting at Thompson Pass but that's like a 5 hour drive...


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Re: Alaska/Alyeska kiting?

Postby Windzup » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:26 pm

Just outside of Girdwood along the Turnagain Arm are a couple riding spots. I believe it is called 20 mile on the river. Up the road a bit further is Portage Lake at the base of Portage Glacier. Those are the closest spots.

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Re: Alaska/Alyeska kiting?

Postby geopeck » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:03 pm

Also make sure to get up to Turnagain Pass, about a half hour south. Great terrain if the wind is right.

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Re: Alaska/Alyeska kiting?

Postby DesertWind » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:31 am

Get in touch with Tom Fredericks at Alaska Kite Adventures ( ... s/AKA.html). Great guy, great kiter.

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Re: Alaska/Alyeska kiting?

Postby tk » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:50 pm

Moose Meadows in Girdwood offers a small area to kite in, and it's right there at Aly. Otherwise, you're in for 20-Mile, Portage, or Placer, all of which have iffy snow conditions right now. Turnagain Pass is in very good shape, and we are expecting an easterly to start today and go through Sunday. Should be great!

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