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Postby wind over water » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:44 pm

The snow is falling and the 9 of us are on our way out to tear it up. For more info or to join us go to snowkiteutah.net
This sport is as fun as kiting on the water and yes it is way easier. It is also a great way to get your kite skills down.

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Postby Greg » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:45 am

the sun is out, currently wind is about 15mph, water is still warm (about 75-80 degrees). Waves are showing way outside, nice bump and jumps inside the Sea of Abaco, air temp is about 80. I can see clouds building- swell is forcast to increase to 9-11 ft for a few days as the next front hits, wind is forcast to increase to about 30kts. Might be interesting, we'll see...
So, get to the snow or find somewhere else to "Get Some".
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Postby S.I. Rider » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:23 pm

i'm ready jeff. lets go man!!
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Postby rlamb » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:19 am

Can't wait..signed up for Wind of Water's snowking Dec 8-10th!!! will post a video of the trip when we get back.
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Postby david » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:36 pm

Hey Jeff,

How is the snow out there now?
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Postby Bulldog » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:03 pm

Snow conditions at Alta are reported as "hardpack". I went through SLC yesterday and it was 50 degrees.

Snow any better at Skyline?
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Postby KillaHz » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:21 am

Bulldog wrote:Snow conditions at Alta are reported as "hardpack". I went through SLC yesterday and it was 50 degrees.

Snow any better at Skyline?



Couple of things about the snow and snowkiting in Utah.

First, Skyline is over 10,000 feet and is a vast expanse with freshies for days after dumps.
Second, while pow-pow is bliss for resorts, softpack is better for snowkiting as it minimizes resistence and allows for more speed.

I was in Utah a couple weeks ago with WOWkite and we arrived to too much powder and wound up packing it down iwth snow mobiles just to get some tracks going.

I have some photos I will post later today of the snow conditions and kiting two weeks ago...it's on out there. Amazing how stoked you can get kiting at 10k feet in Utah. I put it on a level par with wave kiting and I dig it more than flat water kitng.

Go find out for yourself.

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Postby wjb » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:02 pm

How late in the season are the conditions good at Skyline assuming a good snow year.
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Postby KillaHz » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:45 am

It can stay good weell into June. My favorite conditions are Spring time.
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