As if kiteboarding on water wasn’t enough fun, wait until you try snowkiting! Forget about waiting in lines and sitting on a chair lift, pull yourself around getting unlimited fresh tracks. You can even pull yourself uphill and ski back down, can it get any better? There are so many places in the world to go snowkiting- here is a list of some to check out:
Just 45 minutes north of Canada’s number one summer kiteboarding destination is Whistler. It is often windy in Whistler in the winters and there are a few awesome places to try snowkiting. Green Lake is easily accessible and freezes over in the winter making it possible to get some fresh tracks in the heart of beautiful Whistler. Backcountry kiting is also possible with a snowmobile or touring skis.
The world of snow and ice invites backcountry enthusiasts from all over the world to enjoy the epic snow conditions it has to offer. If you are willing to brave the cold and the wind you can experience an unforgettable snowkiting vacation in the far north. You can join a kite tour exploring in and around the town of Valdez, take beginner lessons and head up for the annual snow kite festival at Thompson Pass. Alaska is a top snowkiting destination that should not be missed!
Home to the famous Redbull Ragnarok event each winter, Norway is a breathtaking snowkiting destination. Check out Hardangervidda- Europe’s largest plateau home to kilometers upon kilometers of snowkiting terrain bringing kiters and winter sport enthusiasts year after year. Sign up for a snowkiting trip and have the locals take you to different spots everyday. Conditions are suitable for beginner-advanced riders.
Not only does Australia have world class kite conditions on the coast, but you can also go snowkiting in the winter! Head out to the snowy mountains into the backcountry of Kosciuszko National Park. The backcountry can be accessed from Thredbo ski resort. Tours and lessons are available during the winter months. What an incredible and unique way to experience Australia.
There are other snowkiting destinations including Toronto, New Zealand, Montreal and many more. Get your fresh tracks without paying for a lift ticket or waiting in line. Get out and try snowkiting this winter!