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 Post subject: Were to ride? season over?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:50 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Were to ride? season over?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:37 am 
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Location: montana
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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 Post subject: Re: Were to ride? season over?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:21 am 
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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.
Happy hunting!


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 Post subject: Re: Were to ride? season over?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:06 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Were to ride? season over?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:25 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Were to ride? season over?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Actual snow depth from SNOTEL stations (not a forecast).

http://www.weatherstreet.com/weather-fo
recast/Snow-Depth-US.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Were to ride? season over?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:36 pm 
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I just had a couple of awesome days at Skyline. If you hurry you'll get some great spring conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Were to ride? season over?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:00 am 
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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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