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Snowkiting locations in Colorado

br44 - 1-27-2017 at 08:36 PM

I am flying to Denver in a few weeks, likely taking 2 kites with me just in case. But where to go? I wonder if some good spots could be found by the major ski areas? Say maybe even taking the lift to the top, and snowkiting nearby, if practical and permitted? Thanks.

jeepersjoey - 1-28-2017 at 06:36 PM

I run the Denver Kite Club.

We do not snow-kite but if you want to fly dual and quad lines, I'm the one that can do it!

Otherwise, Dillon is the snow-kite go to spot. It is just past the ski areas and through the Eisenhower tunnel.

Paul.

nate76 - 1-29-2017 at 12:05 PM

Hi br44,

I just had an awesome day out w/ a couple of guys yesterday. The Front Range hasn't received much snow this year, but there is some great coverage as you get further west. We had kind of a late start, but west and Central CO have been getting hammered w/snow the last few weeks with resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone are reporting 90% of annual snow already and it's only January. Moving further west towards Gunnison and it gets even better.

Let me know what your kiting background is and I can help point you in the right direction. Dillon is kind of the de-facto lake for snow kiting around here; I personally think there are some better options with a little more varied terrain nearby IMHO. And I avoid I-70 through Eisenhower Pass like the plague.

Feel free to U2U me, and maybe if schedules line up we could get out together while you're out here.

Nate

br44 - 1-30-2017 at 11:19 AM

Thank you for the suggestions. Nate, I'll get back to you through U2U, thanks for the offer.

I had found out about lake Dillon, and may go there. But since most of my snowkiting so far has been on frozen lakes, I was hoping to maybe try kiting on a surface that is not 100% flat. Will see what happens there, family and other constraints, but at least I'll have the gear in the car...