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Snowkiting the Northern Rockies: First Sessions Winter 2016

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Noahpz
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Snowkiting the Northern Rockies: First Sessions Winter 2016

Postby Noahpz » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:44 pm

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!

See ya out there,

Noah
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Re: Snowkiting the Northern Rockies: First Sessions Winter

Postby NorCalNomad » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:45 pm

Balls I wish I could bring my kites and some more time on my business trip to Bozeman in Dec...

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Re: Snowkiting the Northern Rockies: First Sessions Winter

Postby Noahpz » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:36 am

Here's a few more pics from my second week of slicing Raynolds Pass... still very much early season but it was rock solid 11m kiting. The next storm is laying it down as I speak...

Windy regards,
Noah
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Re: Snowkiting the Northern Rockies: First Sessions Winter

Postby matthepp » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:29 pm

Looking good Noah. Hard to complain much about early season conditions this year!


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