I'll be arriving Saturday March 8th in Park City for a combination of snowboarding and snowkiting. I wish I were a week early for the SK Masters at Skyline. Looks like you're having great snow and wind.
Thanks for your patience with a few newbie/visitor questions since while I can kitesurf on water pretty well, this is my first time on snow (I'm bringing my 9m & 14m North Rebels and ride my regular snowboard).
Will I be able to find Richardson's Flats just by going east on 248 from the junction with Rt 40? I'll be coming across Kearns Blvd from Park City towards Keetly Junction, right? Is it to the north or south side of 248? (before Browns Canyon Rd, right?)
Regarding checking the weather, I figure I'll be riding back in Jupiter Bowl in the mornings and checking my blackberry to see if the winds pick up for kiting in the afternoon. I've got a link to the NOAA forecast for Park City (thanks kiteutah.com!) http://tinyurl.com/2zkf5b
-- but is there a online wind station for live readings at Richardson's Flats or Strawberry? I'm an iKitesurf member but their readings look like only the airports and maybe a hill near Powder Mountain. What's the most accurate website for live wind speeds?
Should I bring snowshoes? I imagine I'll kite pretty conservatively, but what happens if you're having a great time and the wind dies or you can't relaunch? It's exhausting to walk through deep snow for even a few yards, especially carrying the kite. Is the snow deep? Do you carry a kite bag with snowshoes on your back?
Thanks for any advice and I sure hope I can hook up with some local kiters either to ride or have a beer after. I'll certainly return the favor next time you're on the east coast. Believe it or not we've got great kitesurfing around NY City!