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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby soplo » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:37 pm

Yeah, good times, and thanks everybody! You were really far away in that first picture — almost hard to tell there are kiters in there. I'm thinking that's me on the left (kept on working that section with some nice snow). I'd love to get back out this weekend.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby ToeKnee » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:47 am

Jarosa Mesa Jan.5, 2020. A ground bound, powder cruising vid, my little Apex kite won't jump, it's pretty fast though. We had seven kiters up there, so fun!

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:46 pm

Went to Miramaui this pm.
The reservoir is officially frozen and rideable!
The shores still need a foot of snow to be accessible.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:21 am

14 miles ride around the reservoir with a nice SW wind and 8m UL kite. :D
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby nate76 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:42 am

Greetings Gentlemen,
Say, just a friendly PSA that I was up on Hoosier Pass on Saturday, and it is a mess up there - bulletproof and completely cratered, the north bowl has also been scoured pretty good. I would consider the snow conditions range from not-fun to unskiable. This, coming from a guy who's typcially pretty optimistic; I flailed around for about 20minutes before heading back down.

Anyhoo, we'll need a good storm or two before it is rideable I'd say. On the upside, there is definitely a hard base in most spots - just need to get some freshies on top of it.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby nate76 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:52 am

Just saw the Jarosa Mesa posts. Man - looks great up there. Really need to try to get out that way. Glad you guys are getting after it!

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby Steve in Gypsum » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:21 am

Dillon was good this afternoon. Kited on the north side with a 14m Frenzy all afternoon. Pretty steady WNW wind.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby Matteo V » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:39 am

Skyline in Utah has been rockin' for a long time now. Strawberry Reservoir spots are just filling in good, so no more worries about storm days.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby PDCK » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:30 pm

Little update about Miramonte:
Don t waste your time!
They plowed the road, and now it is a muddy mess, i barely made it with the 2500, 4Low, 1st gear. It is as slippery as i ve ever seen it!
I could see some weird thin ice spots right on shore, threw a rock to see, and it went through.
So we need so serious winter before we can ride it again!
Will let you know.

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:06 am

Here's a couple shots of San Juans outings this past week. It's more white up there than it looks, Ha! The alpine is a little wind scoured but soft bits still around with a little hunting. I've embraced the dark side and got a sled, so I'm gung ho for sorties to more remote locations so long as the avy danger is low!
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