The Bighorn Snowkite Summit – 2014 Ozone Snowkite Demos
DECEMBER 2ND- DECEMBER 8TH,2013
The Bighorn Mountain Range is located Northern Wyoming. The upper portions of the range ease back in steepness to form what is arguably the best snow kite terrain in the United States. In particular, Mt. Baldy possesses a combination of nearly treeless rolling mountain meadows, advanced steeps, and a ten thousand foot altitude that holds snow and catches wind. The usually ample early season snowpack and diversity of this amazing area makes it the ideal staging grounds for the first ever, Bighorn Snowkite Summit.
The goal of the Summit is to bring together snow kite enthusiasts of all ability levels early in the winter season for an epic snow kiting adventure on amazing terrain, gather industry professionals, and committed snow kiters of any level, to participate in a series of roundtable discussions about the current and future state of our sport. This discussion series is designed to scrutinize the growing pains of our sport as we face the need for some type of standard in a number of areas. Locally, we will provide an opportunity for first time snow kiters, local snow enthusiasts and anyone who is interested to improve their skills through a series of demos and clinics.
The Wyoming High Country Lodge is set just behind Mt. Baldy and is an ideal location to base the Summit. They offer rustic cabins and a large central lodge. The Wyoming High Country Lodge has agreed to support us with some snowmobiles and a belt track snowcat. The Jackson Hole Kiters and a number of others are also willing to help with some snowmobile support to get kiters out to the lodge and to the primary kiting areas. The event itself is free. The proprietors, Howard and Cheryl Jones, have generously offered an affordable package for snowkiters. For just $65 dollars a night, you get three hot meals a day! A 20% payment to hold the spot is asked by the lodge. Should the unthinkable happen and the snow does not cooperate, the cancellation window is five days out for a full refund minus a 10% processing fee.
When conditions permit, we will be on Mount Baldy snowkiting the entire time except for a couple discovery missions. There is enough room for everyone here. The discussions will be at night after dinner and the clinics will be during the day. Take this opportunity to wax the skis or board, and brush away the off season blues to enjoy great company and snowkiting in the Bighorn Mountains.
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