Snowkiting lessons

We’ve teamed up with Sierra Snowkite Center to offer you a diverse range of snowkite lessons.  Wether it’s a mellow day of family kite flying, adapting your kiteboarding skills to the snow, or learning to ride endless powder, we have a lesson for you!

 

What to Bring

Dress just as if you were headed out to ski or snowboard. We recomend you wear layers because you want to be warm, but as soon as you get moving it’s easy to overheat.  Definitely wear waterproof clothing, ski or snowboard boots, gloves, helmet (required), goggles (sunglasses ok), and don’t forget your skis or snowboard.  Ski/ Snowboard/ Helmet rentals are available at the Mt. Judah Lodge, but make sure to leave ample time before your lesson to get your gear.

 

Women’s Snowkite Clinic, February 20-21, 2016

Price: $175
Group of two or more: $175
Prerequisites: none

WOMEN’S SNOWKITE CLINIC

February 20-21, 2016 at Sierra Snowkite Center

How many times have you skied fresh powder without having to wait for the chair lift or crossing other people’s tracks with no one but your buddies around?
And those movies about guys shredding it in Alaska’s endless virgin terrain are amazing, right?
Well, snowkiting can give you all of that and it’s not just for guys!  You don’t even need to get on a plane or a helicopter to do it.  If you’ve never tried snowkiting, now is the time to learn in a friendly and fun environment with other women who get a girl’s point of view.

There’s something magical and surreal about flying over the snow with the wind.  So let’s skip the lift lines, fly our kites and explore the mountain together!

This clinic includes two days on the snow with instruction, coaching and free riding:
–     Pro Clinics with Eugenia Gueorguieva (2015 Snowkite Racing and Speed World Champion, 3rd place Women Skis at Red Bull Ragnarok 2015)
–     Learn to snowkite lessons
–     Water to snow transitions
–     On hill ski and board clinics
Please note that transportation or lodging is not included.  If you need accommodations for that weekend, please let us know.
It’s been a great winter, take advantage of it and come play in the snow with us!


INTRO TO KITE FLYING

Price: $75
Group of two or more: $75

 

This 1.5 hour course will teach you the fundamentals of kite flying, safety, and technique. Your first kite flying experience will be unforgettable!  This lesson is for all ages, and is a great way to transition into the sport.

 

 

 

We will cover:

  • Safety awareness
  • Mountain wind theory
  • Trainer kite set-up
  • Launching and landing techniques
  • Power management
  • Active steering techniques

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PLEASE NOTE, THE DAY AND TIMES OF THESE LESSONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER. YOU WILL SIGN UP FOR THE 10:00AM TIME SLOT, BUT THE DAY BEFORE YOUR LESSON, WE WILL REACH OUT TO CONFIRM THE EXACT TIME.


LEARN TO SNOWKITE

Price: $350
Group of two or more: $350

Learn how to snowkite in just one day!

This lesson covers it all, incorporating safety, theory, rigging, and technique.  After this course, you will be an independent snowkiter.

 

 

 

We will cover:

  • Mountain wind theory
  • Safety awareness
  • Equipment overview
  • 4-line kite rigging
  • Launching and landing techniques
  • Piloting techniques
  • Power management
  • Snow relaunching techniques
  • Effective edging on skis or board
  • Basic riding techniques
  • Kiting uphill & downhill
  • Help with future gear purchases
  • Overview of other snowkiting locations

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PLEASE NOTE, THE DAY AND TIMES OF THESE LESSONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER. YOU WILL SIGN UP FOR THE 10:00AM TIME SLOT, BUT THE DAY BEFORE YOUR LESSON, WE WILL REACH OUT TO CONFIRM THE EXACT TIME.


WATER TO SNOW TRANSITION

Price: $125
Group of two or more: $125
Prerequisites: You must have good kite control and be able to ride in both directions on water in order to make the most out of this lesson.

We will show you how to take your kiteboarding skills to the snow.  This lesson covers everything you will need to know to be a safe snowkiter in your great adventures to come.  Save yourself the hassle & time, learn the tricks that will have you snowkiting like a pro on your first day.

 

 

We will cover:

  • Mountain wind theory
  • Safety awareness
  • Self launching and landing
  • Anchoring techniques
  • Reverse launching
  • Light wind/high elevation flying
  • Kiting uphill / looping
  • Equipment modifications
  • Additional snowkite tricks

 

*  lesson does not include kite rental.

 

PLEASE NOTE, THE DAY AND TIMES OF THESE LESSONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER. YOU WILL SIGN UP FOR THE 10:00AM TIME SLOT, BUT THE DAY BEFORE YOUR LESSON, WE WILL REACH OUT TO CONFIRM THE EXACT TIME.


PRIVATE SNOWKITE LESSON

Price: $150
Group of two or more: please inquire

We will coach on all areas of snowkiting, as needed. We will work on you one-on-one. Whether it’s working on the basics or learning new advanced tricks, we will get you where you want to be.

Price is hourly, 2 hrs minimum.

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PLEASE NOTE, THE DAY AND TIMES OF THESE LESSONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER. YOU WILL SIGN UP FOR THE 10:00AM TIME SLOT, BUT THE DAY BEFORE YOUR LESSON, WE WILL REACH OUT TO CONFIRM THE EXACT TIME.


BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES

Backcountry Adventures

We provide a wide variety of backcountry guiding throughout the Sierras and beyond.  All trips are tailored to fit your needs.  Trips can be anywhere from an afternoon adventure, to multi-week kiting explorations.  Contact us today to plan your next adventure!

 


(415) 336-1554 51 Marina Blvd., Pittsburg, CA 94565