Snow kiting on Lake Dillon in Colorado
Here’s a question for you: How many times have you driven from Frisco to Breckenridge and gazed off to your left (the far edge of Lake Dillon near Farmers Korner) and been captivated by the sight of colorful kites in the sky, pulling their passengers along on a wild ride across the snow? We’ve all probably said it at least once: “Wow, that looks fun. I’d love to try it.”
However, the idea soon passes as you move on down the road. Now here’s your chance! Let’s return your brain to its happy place, filled with thoughts of colorful kites caressing the breeze as you harness the wind to fly across the snow.
At this point, another question arises: Why would I want to add another sport to my crowded athletic mix? What is so fun about snow kiting that makes me want to try something new?
First of all, once you master the basic skill of handling a kite to power your journey, the skill can be practiced in multiple locations, including snow, water or even a skateboard.
Next, think about the significant boost to winter fun on those days when we all grow weary of crowded ski slopes. It’s a mini vacation only minutes from home, where water, wind and nature converge to give you a rocking good time. Locals on the lake share tales of a “secret” wind stash that picks up almost every afternoon, just waiting for its power to be harnessed.
So let’s take life by the horns — or by the kite — and renew our thirst for adventure by experiencing something completely new. Read more......