sosumi wrote:I really don't understand how $20 is a lot of money to ride in a spot that has ski patrol. For lesson purposes the spot is really good IMO. Not to mention the snowkite pass allows you to ride the lifts on that part of the mountain (hidden lake express), so I actually get in a bunch of nice powder ski runs before and after my kite session, on the $20 pass. Seems like a pretty damn good deal to me. And if the wind direction is right, you can launch right in the parking lot and land there too.
That sounds great if you are visiting, How bout if you live heare and like my self and several other locals wanted to ride each day. Thats 20 bones a day for 7 Days 140 a week. The season starts in Nov and goes in till end of april. So thats 20 weeks, If you were lucky enough to ride each day you would be forking out $2800 to ride there. There is no season pass, so you are shit out of luck on a deal.
Maybe I should change my tune to Pow mtn, Is a great place to kite if you are a tourist visiting Ut and don't want to experance real western US style kiting but instead want to stay in a little pay to play spot.
Just wondering sosumi what other kite spots did you go to while here? Or did you only kite powder mtn, and if so why would other local kiter choose to not recommend it on a public forum?
I am sure the instuctors are great an all, but the spot is not.
If you want true big wide open western US style kiting go to strawbs or skyline.
Pow mtn is a great bunny hill but what do you do after riding the bunny hill for an hour? Most people want to go up on the big hill....