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Were to ride? season over?

Postby Wind_Mill » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:50 pm

Fellow Kiters,

I have had an awesome snow kite season in northern Michigan, but I have been restricted to the frozen lakes. I am hunting some 3d terrain in NW MT, northern Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and BC. Unfortunately, the snow has disappeared where I have been looking.

Any places still Kite-able?

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Re: Were to ride? season over?

Postby Craz Z » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:37 am

Unless u have a sled money and time the season has been over for a month the earliest ever since I started 8 years ago shortest season ever looking forward to open water the snow in montana has been reclusive for about a month go to the gorge with water gear for a good time sorry but true

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Re: Were to ride? season over?

Postby matthepp » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:21 am

If you can make it down to SW Colorado, we should have some amazing high elevation corn kiting for another month. Park and ride at 12k feet. It my favorite time of the year with some great terrain becoming accesible and avy danger going down. Last year we didn't transition to water until May 15.
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Re: Were to ride? season over?

Postby lewmt » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:06 pm

This time of year its all about elevation. The myriad of park-n-ride options are gone and a sled or willingness to skin up to the goods are key. The Bighorns, Beartooths, Absorokas, Madisons, Skyline, & Colorado high country offers options - you just have to be able to get to them. Skyline & Togwotee Pass, WY are exceptions & @ Memorial Day there's the Beartooth Pass highway which almost always delivers some epic days to park-n-ride snow.

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Re: Were to ride? season over?

Postby Weedy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:25 am

I know it's not as easy, but a change in latitude will get you some great kiting right now too. As you can see from the current photos of the White Pass in the post below, it's prime season up here in AK. Those photos are from BC(almost Yukon), just north of Skagway AK. come on up!

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Re: Were to ride? season over?

Postby NeWORBiT » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:33 pm

Actual snow depth from SNOTEL stations (not a forecast).

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Re: Were to ride? season over?

Postby Dustfarter » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:36 pm

I just had a couple of awesome days at Skyline. If you hurry you'll get some great spring conditions.

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Re: Were to ride? season over?

Postby pbbb3 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:00 am

Maybe try going north a bit into CAN? Here on the EC I drive about 1.5 hrs north into the eastern townships of CAN and theres not only snow but wind. If not the case in the midwest I suggest toggling over to the kiteSURFing forums and thinking along those lines :naughty:

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