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Snowkite Season ON - in the N Rocky Mtn High Country

Postby Noahpz » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:28 am

The northern Rockies have been blessed by abundant autumn snow storms. Storms in September and October have laid in a supportive carpet of dense snow in the Rocky mountain high country. With the abundant snowpack so readily accessible, I made sure to kick start my winter of 2020 with sessions in Wyoming’s Big Horns and Montana’s Gravelly Mountains.

It was only a few months ago, mid-June, that our last winter’s snowkite season ended. Now we are back at it, not missing a beat. Every session has been super-rewarding – fast powdery snow, smooth wind, and even some sunshine.

Early season kiting is somewhat tactical. The locals are sure to go fast and light to score fresh powder as the storm passes. So far it has been very worthwhile, flying my 13m Subzero UL and the 15m Chrono V3 UL. Both kites have the range and power to handle the autumn winds and autumn powder.
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Re: Snowkite Season ON - in the N Rocky Mtn High Country

Postby matthepp » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:16 pm

Noah, that looks great! It's high alpine ice skating season down south here. My friends have been out on their ice sailboats.
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Re: Snowkite Season ON - in the N Rocky Mtn High Country

Postby Matteo V » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:26 pm

matthepp wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Noah, that looks great! It's high alpine ice skating season down south here. My friends have been out on their ice sailboats.
I disagree. Where is your evidence? You claim that there is "safe ice" but you have no collaborating photos to back it up.


Don't leave us hanging. Best would be a trainer kite with ice skates but an ice boat behind you. Again, your evidence is shaky at best and lacking a solid foundation.

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Re: Snowkite Season ON - in the N Rocky Mtn High Country

Postby Matteo V » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 pm

Noahpz wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:28 am
and the 15m Chrono V3 UL. Both kites have the range and power to handle the autumn winds and autumn powder.
So how about some more info about the V3 Chrono? How does it compare to the V2? Still much more stability than the R2?

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Re: Snowkite Season ON - in the N Rocky Mtn High Country

Postby JakeFarley » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:15 pm

Great pics! Great country! :thumb:

"Goin' to Montana soon. Gonna be a dental floss tycoon"...

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Re: Snowkite Season ON - in the N Rocky Mtn High Country

Postby Noahpz » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:07 pm

We spent a couple of days in the Big Horns again this past week. The base continues to improve, lots of pow and very scenic. Soon, Hwy 14A will be snowmobile access only. It was nice to get a few more days of park-n-ride kiting under our harness.
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