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[*] posted on 27-1-2017 at 08:36 PM
Snowkiting locations in Colorado

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.
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[*] posted on 28-1-2017 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.


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[*] posted on 29-1-2017 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.


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[*] posted on 30-1-2017 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...
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