Tug hill is definitely a great option.http://tughillsnowkiting.com/rally
We found out about kitestorm a month or so ago and I think it has spurred everyone involved in Tug Hill to make even bigger and better to help fill the void this leaves. Obviously Lewis County is no Burlington VT however the conditions at Tug are EPIC and we have a ton of great plans and sponsors coming out this year.
There has been some talk on Masskiting about trying to revive kitestorm or at least start up a similar event as this was such a popular, and great tradition. If any VT kiters have any insight or are looking to get this done send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org
and we can see what we can come up with together. I know what Rachel is leaving to do is a worthy cause and it would be great to keep her event going.