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 Post subject: Montana Snowkite Rodeo Wrap Up
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:21 pm 
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Three days of steady wind, fresh powder, natural hot springs, and great kiter camaraderie made the 9th annual Montana Snowkite Rodeo a resounding success. The Rodeo organizers steadily strive to improve upon past year’s achievements. This year was no exception. In fact, many Rodeo veterans felt it was the best one in years due to great snow conditions and the challenging kite terrain.

One has to wonder what sort of snowkite event has no set schedule, no defined kite location, no competition, and no schwag? None of this matters to the kiters who attend the Rodeo. They show up at the Jackson Hot Springs Resort and from there a cascade of fun begins. First there is the soaking in the natural thermal pool. At 101 degrees F it is perfect for relaxing in every way, shape or form. After that is the Rodeo bar scene. No problem there, even kids can run around the lodge as the adults tune up. Next is the location: Windy, snow-covered mountains surround the Big Hole Valley of Montana. This year we sandwiched two days of riding at reliable Mt. Haggin with one day at a new Big Hole kite spot. The new location was a true step up in challenge for the veterans. Small gliding hills, big gliding hills, tons of pow, and large rolling expanses make the new North Fork location epic.

This year’s Rodeo saw the arrival of a handful of new kiters. These new kiters peppered the seasoned veterans with questions about technique, kite locations and equipment. That is one of the great aspects of snowkiting, sharing the stoke with new friends. The Rodeo has an intimate feel and is one of the most unique snowkiting events in the world. If you ever have a chance to attend, please make the effort. You will be rewarded in legendary style!

Thanks for reading and see ya out there,

Noah


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 Post subject: Re: Montana Snowkite Rodeo Wrap Up
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:15 am 
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No pictures to add, just thanks to everyone that tried their hardest to get us all in one place for these three great days.
WAY BEYOND GREAT..........................(even though we did miss a good day at Rufus :D )


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 Post subject: Re: Montana Snowkite Rodeo Wrap Up
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:47 am 
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There are 6 of us still here and it's been great! Sooooo good to see everyone. Thanks everyone!


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