Utah Snowkite Center has a lot to offer!
● A full range of exciting courses and clinics ranging from beginner to pro level!
● Full access to some of the hottest dedicated snowkiting areas in Utah.
● Instructor and/or guide will take you to some of the greatest snowkiting “secret spots” in Utah.
● All classes will take place with the instructors/guides at surrounding area of Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah depending on the snow/wind condition.
● Harnesses, kites and bars are provided for use during the lessons.
● Students will need to have their own skis or snowboards, and a helmet. Helmets are required!
● Kite equipment rental (Must have kiteboard or snowkite experience).
● Kite adventure trips to Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, California, Alaska, Midwest, New Zealand, Yukon, New Mexico, and anywhere that has snow/wind.
Kite Equipment Rental-
1 Day - On site rental $100 and off site rental $150 including Kite, harness, pump and bar.
For questions about lessons and snowkiting
Students must meet the Instructor at the specific area to be able to transport or
follow the instructor to.
Each student will have a two-radio to communicate with the instructor if it is needed.
In the case of weather condition changes, be prepared to meet the instructor at another location. You will be informed In advance by phone or email.
Do you want to learn advanced transitions, grabs, blind riding, kite loops, kite loop transitions, rolls, rallies, spins, rails, gliding, etc.?? After picking up the basics skills, sign up for one of our “Kite on Snow” lessons! Our instructors will guide you into learning the best techniques of becoming a proficient snowkiter!
All lessons and Backcountry freeriding can be taught anywhere in Utah. Advance Reservations required.
If there is a particular kite that you want to use to learn on, either foil or tube kite, please let the instructor know. We will be happy to teach you on that particular kite.
Skill Level:Beginner to Expert.
When your kite is down at the end of the session, rig your bar lines up to prevent tangled lines with skiers, snowboarders, kiters, snowcats & snowmobiles.
The Wind Window
One of the things that will most help you progress your kitesurfing and snowkiting skills in the early stages are having an understanding of how wind direction and kite position affect the power delivery of your kite.
To help you visualize this we have created the simple diagram to the left. Whenever you are stood with the back to the wind you can visualize the 'power zone' as experienced by your kite as a quarter of a sphere with you placed at the centre of the quarter. If you look left and right you will see the edges of the wind window, this is where there is least kite power- shown in blue. Directly above your head is top-dead-center, there is also little wind here- but a lot of vertical lift, so you don't want to keep your kite here, not until you are ready for jumping.
Directly downwind of you, towards the red area of the wind window is the power-zone. This is where all the action takes place, where your kite moves fastest and produces the most power. Once you get your kite control skills in order, this is where most of the fun lives. So to play it safe start off flying your trainer kite around the edge of the window in the blue zone, as you gain more confidence in your kite control, start steering the kite back and down through the power zone to get a taste of what a larger kitesurfing kite will deliver. Have fun, and stay safe.
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