In the northern Rockies, snowkite season usually gets underway with the first snow storms in late October and early November. Like clockwork last week, our snowkite season began with a foot of snow accumulating at the favored places above Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, and the region’s passes along the Continental Divide. Some spots were pushing two feet at the higher elevations.
A handful of dedicated kiters took advantage of this first blanket of white to chase the wind. These kiters know that these first sessions are just the beginning of a long winter. With another storm trained on the Rockies, the conditions will keep getting better and last week’s powder will be our winter base for months to come.
I got out for a couple sessions last weekend and took a few photos with the GoPro. Here are a few shots from the park-n-ride spot along Hwy 87 at Raynolds Pass, Montana/Idaho border.
I know many kiters are looking forward to a rewarding winter of fresh pow and strong winds. If our opening week is any indication, we have a great winter ahead!