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Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby Sierra Snowkite » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:47 pm

Press Release
Winter 2012

Snowkiting Comes To California


With the fall leaves changing color and snow beginning to crest the mountaintops, the 2012-13 winter brings with it Tahoe’s newest winter experience, snowkiting. Snowkiting is a sport where skiers and snowboarders use windpower to go uphill, across meadows, jump, and get endless powder turns. For the past ten years, snowkiting has been gaining popularity throughout the US.

Snowkiting’s water counterpart, kiteboarding, will be making its olympic debut in 2018. “The presence of snowkiting in the Tahoe area has long been awaited. “With the new Sierra Snowkite Center, everyone will have the opportunity to take part in this great sport,” says Jacob Buzianis, snowkiting legend and owner of Utah Snowkite Center.

Sugar Bowl sales and marketing director, John Monson, and North American Snowkite Tour Champion/ owner of Sierra Snowkite, Tyler Brown, have been looking forward to bringing snowkiting to Donner Summit for several years. “People can now enjoy a day of skiing only to retire to an afternoon of snowkiting,” explains Tyler, “With Sugar Bowl operating Royal Gorge and now the addition of the Sierra Snowkite Center, one can partake in a trifecta of winter sports all in one day. It’s truly a unique experience that is only offered here on Donner Summit.” Sierra Snowkite will offer a variety lesson packages, gear demos, and an amazing 250 acre riding area.

Sierra Snowkite Center at Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge Ski Areas
Donner Summit, CA
http://www.sierrasnowkite.com
info@sierrasnowkite.com
530.816.0485

Location
The Sierra Snowkite riding area is a 250 acre meadow with undulating terrain. There are natural hills and wind drifts to play on in addition to the endless deep powder. Sierra Snowkite also provides two man-made features for your sliding and jumping pleasure.

Lessons
The Sierra Snowkite Center offers a diverse range of snowkite lessons. Whether it's a mellow day of family kite flying, adapting your kiteboarding skills to the snow, or learning to ride endless powder, there is a lesson for you.

Demos
The Sierra Snowkite Center has a variety of different kite demo options. Demo arrangements can be made hourly, daily, or weekly.
Sierra Snowkite Center
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www.sierrasnowkite.com
530.816.0484
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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby kingfisher » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:59 pm

So is this a free day use area? By the way the text on your post is a little small.
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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby WindMuch » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:20 pm

I just fixed the text size...

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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby jwest21 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:25 pm

$100 isn't bad for a water to snow conversion class.
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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:55 am

if you can water kite you can snowkite.

snowkiting tahoe is a great experience and alot of fun... kind of more of a bucket list thing imo.
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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby Loscocco » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:18 pm

i had NEVER been snowboarding or sking in my life. Flew to Utah a few years ago and went to Skyline and got up on the kite and board the first try and found that it was way to easy. By the end of the day i was screaming off ledges and up and down the hills.

Def fun!
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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:44 pm

Loscocco wrote: By the end of the day i was screaming off ledges and up and down the hills.

Def fun!


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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby WindMuch » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:48 pm

So has anyone confirmed how this is gonna work? Can you just show up and ride or is there a 'day pass' required? If so, what does the pricing look like?
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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby wjb » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:10 am

I sent an email and this is what I got:

A Royal Gorge ticket($27) or season pass is required or a Sugar Bowl ticket or season pass. The 250 acre riding area with natural and man-made features is definitely worth it. Feel free to call for more info 530-816-0484.
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Re: Snowkiting Comes To California

Postby Sierra Snowkite » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:03 am

Weekly Snowkite Regatta

Take your course racing to the snow.
This winter the Sierra Snowkite Center will be holding a
snowkite racing series. Starting the week of January the 9th, we will
host a weekly snowkite regatta. Races will be held every Thursday
afternoon at 3. We will be adopting the ISAF rules and a points will
be awarded each week to compile for a Winter Race Series
Champion. There will be 4 podium spots up for grabs, a Mens
skier/snowboarder and a Womens skier/snowboarder. Although
competition is sure to be intense, there will be no shortage of good
laughs and cold beverages. So wax ‘em up and come race!

Shoot me an email at info@sierrasnowkite.com if you are interested in joining us.
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