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Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby emmandkev » Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:30 am

Heading to Beaver Creek end of December. As Colorado Kite Force are now defunct what options are there for snowkiting in the Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion area?

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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby Dave_5280 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:44 am

There’s a park in Eagle that guys kite in when covered, and Dillon Reservoir which I think the ice isn’t thick enough yet but the land next to might be covered. They are running the men’s World Cup at Beaver Creek this weekend so you might get an idea about conditions if watch the TV coverage. They hit 85 miles per hour on the downhill course with two pitches hitting 40 degrees - it’s the second steepest course they race on and I think they cover 2,500 vertical feet in a minute and a half.

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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby matthepp » Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:20 pm

I am not sure there will be winter in Colorado this year.

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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby ELI » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:48 pm

Will be there late Jan/Feb . Where in Eagle ? I've been there and don't recollect a park that would woork. Thx

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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby ELI » Fri Dec 10, 2021 3:55 pm

Eagle has 6"+,any info. on park there to kite ?

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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby galewarning » Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:58 am

What about conditions at Dillon, this week between Xmas and NYD? Our equivalent lake here in NM, Eagle Nest Lake, is still awaiting thick enough ice to kite on, as of the official 12-19-21 State Park announcement.
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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby ELI » Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:42 pm

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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby rickythecat » Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:59 pm

Dillon is still open water. FYI, Dillon is pretty consistently not kiteable before New Years Day.
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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby Dave_5280 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:00 pm

Drove by Dillon January 4th, good snow cover on inlet and lake and high wind. Haven’t heard if ice is thick enough.

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Re: Beaver Creek/ Vail/ Lake Dillion

Postby ELI » Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:11 pm

Thx. Dave , I'm headed to Co. 1/12 If you see or hear of good conditions please post again .


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