Next winter – here I come! Snowkiting – doesn’t it just look like the ultimate?
And see what you can do in a very light wind:
It just seems like the perfect winter sport doesn’t it? Well it does if you live in a place like Canada, parts of North America, Russia, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia… the far north anyway!
All beginners should take lessons from a certified instructor for one incredibly important reason: you are putting your life and the lives of other people on the line if you are not vigilant with regards to the various safety aspects of kiteboarding… now, you might feel I’m being unnecessarily cautious, but there are some horrendous stories about kite accidents if you care to look for them, so why become one of them? Take a lesson or two and avoid that painful path!
Typically you need a 15-25kph wind to be able to snowkite. If you already ski or snowboard you’ll be up and skimming across the fields in no time, but if you have never been on snow before it would be a good idea to take separate lessons at a ski resort before turning to snow kiting as this will turn out to be cheaper in the long run and you will learn to snowkite faster if you have some previous knowledge of skiing or snowboarding.