I appreciate all of the thoughts and comments on this subject. Skullcandy, you are not the only Utah kiter that snowkites 2 to 3 times a winter and there is nothing wrong with that. You have definitely dialed in when to go kiting on the water. I can understand your hesitancy to kite on the snow.
I think a lot of valid issues have been raised - cost, wind, visibility, distance, altitude, snow conditions (too deep, too hard, roughed up due to excess wind or lacking altogether), a steep learning curve, forecasting, and of course the cold.
Let's face it mountain snowkiting is going to remain a niche sport. I agree that a guide service makes sense, but no one is going to get rich doing it. You almost need to be one on one to provide safety and good service. I have seen Jeff Kafka try to chase multiple Kiters around on a snowmobile at Skyline. It looks exhausting. I have not seen him in a few years, so I guess he is not doing it anymore and I don't blame him. Big kudos to him for providing such an awesome service.
Today, I rode at the Strawberry Marina. I rode in areas with 18" of perfect untouched powder on beautiful sloping hills with interesting and varied terrain. There were no other kiters. It was quiet with partly cloudy skies and intermittent sunshine and light snow. Simply better than any powder day at a resort or spent in the backcountry. There was no chairlift, no schlepping up hills on skins, just non-stop powder all day and gliding through the air by myself. So, when snowkiting is good, well there is just nothing else that comes close...