Snowkiting developed in North America at the same time as it did in France. French snowkiting is mostly about downhill rides. But in North America, with its big open spaces, snowkiters have room to experiment with tricks and jumps on flat ground as well as on the hills.
If you want to take a North American snowkiting trip, where should you go? You can go snowkiting just about anywhere there is snow. It doesn’t have to be done on a downhill – it can be done on the flat or even uphill!
In North America, most snowkiters keep away from the ski resorts, taking advantage of their vast open spaces. If you do want to snowkite in a ski resort, with the vast off-piste areas found around North American ski resorts, it should be easy to do. You can snowkite up hills, and then make fresh tracks down them!
Georgetown Lake in Montana is billed as ‘America’s first snowkiting destination’. The lake is frozen from November to April, you can get snowkiting lessons here. Skyline in Utah has a huge variety of terrain, from flat areas, to hills and mountain ridges. It’s covered in snow for eight months a year.
In Minnesota, you can snowkite on its thousands of lakes, including at a place called Kite Island just outside Minneapolis. It’s one of the most accessible snowkiting locations around.
In Canada, Pemberton Icecap is one of the top locations. It’s right by the Whistler ski resort, ideal if you want to do some conventional skiing or boarding too, and has great, varied terrain to explore.
Try North America snowkiting, and feel the freedom of its wide open snowfields.