Snow Kiting

Welcome to Snowkiting! These courses will get you well on your way to being an independent snowkiter. By combining both our progressive level I and Level II lesson plans, you can be snowkiting on your own and have all the fresh snow to yourself. Our goal as professional snowkite instructors is for you to become a safe and independent snowkiter. These lessons will give you all the fundamental tools needed for snowkiting success.


 

Gear Rentals: All gear rentals must be set-up no lesson then 48 hrs before the day of the lesson

Kite & Bar - $99.99
Board & boots - $79.99

 

Snowkiting is a great way to learn and practice the techniques used in kiteboarding. Since there is less resistance than when in the water, snowkiting is much easier to learn as well. Not to mention, you need less wind and can use any wide open, snow covered area to snowkite. You may even find yourself not going to downhill resorts now that you have discovered just how versatile and enjoyable snowkiting can be.

Safety Precautions:

1. Do not fly any kite in proximity to power lines or any fixed obstacle. Keep at least 100 yards away from any obstacle. 2. Always use a leash that kills the kite’s power when the bar is dropped. This is for your safety, the safety of those around you, and because you certainly don’t want to lose that beautiful kite!

Winter winds tend to offer a lot of options for riding that are not available during the summer months. When riding on frozen inland lakes and fields, almost any wind direction is rideable. The colder air is also more dense, providing more power with less wind speed. Depending on the size of kites you own, you can ride in winds from 5-30 mph!

Lesson Policy

Please be advised:  All lessons must be paid for in full BEFORE your lesson.  If your lesson must be rescheduled due to weather conditions, your credit will be applied to the next available time the lesson can take place.  Lesson credit is good for up to one year from date of purchase.  Our lessons are booked in the following order: 1. Weather conditions, 2. Our schedule and availability, 3. Your schedule and availability. If you have to cancel, please call by 10am the DAY BEFORE your scheduled time to avoid a $50 cancellation fee.  If you are unable to take your lesson you can use  the credit on merchandise in our retail store or we will refund your remaining credit MINUS  a 50% refund fee.  Please read our ‘WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW‘ and sign our WAIVER prior to coming out for your lesson.

Lessons are held at a few spots Long Island, upstate NY, CT, and VT depending on conditions. The Snowkiting Intro Class does not require Skis or snowboard as you will be going over the fundamentals of kiteboarding and kite flying in general. The Snowkiting Intro Class can be applied to the water, land, or snow, most often it is offered at the field next to NY Kite Center in Amityville.