The New England snowkiting scene is hardy, passionate and going strong despite it being a long way from a ‘household’ snowkiting destination. This is because with four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, New England is blessed with an amazing variety of places to snowkite for a large portion of the year.
If you are looking for smooth steady winds and obstruction free kiting then a New England snowkiting holiday is perhaps not for you. However the challenging conditions are part of what makes snowking in New England so enjoyable.
There is a local saying saying about almost everything in New England which goes: ‘If you can do it in New England, you can do it anywhere’. And Snowkiting is no exception once you have learnt the ropes here you will find it easy elsewhere.
Just like New England ski resorts, powder days are a rarity and firm compact snow and ice are the typical New England snowkiting conditions. The vast majority of snowkiting is done on frozen lakes surrounded by mountains which leads to unstable winds. That being said the reward is exploring the beautiful and varied landscape. Making your way across frozen lakes to visit the various islands that hardly get visited all winter.
Their are 100s of snowkiting spots to visit in New Englandwith at least 40 within 40 minutes of North Conway. However the big three are Lake Winnipesaukee which has the steadiest winds, Lake Champlain which is the largest lake in the area and on the edge of Vermont, New York State and Canada and Moosehead Lake in Central Maine which is 29 miles long!
Check out our detailed guide to snowkiting these three lakes in our guide to Northern New England snowkiting which is written by a local snowkite expert.