Submitting to the elements of the frigid winter epoch and sending your adventurous spirit to hibernation is unreasonable; don’t let cold kill this spirit. Winter is in fact the best time to go snowkiting, as long as you’re not faint-hearted. It is perfect for those who enjoy snowboarding, downhill skiing, or kiteboarding, as it combines some of these sports, if not all of them. Since you will not be trying to balance yourself on a board or trying to fight any waves in the water, this sport is easy to learn.
To get started, you will need to learn how to fly a two-line kite. You can either buy or borrow a foil trainer kite. You will understand how the kite works, how it gains power, and how to launch and land the kite. Once you’re good to go, you can buy the gear for your adventure. While large kites are appropriate for experienced riders, smaller kites are a great option for starters. The right kite size will depend on your weight, as well as the snow conditions. If you’re after a fun afternoon, you will definitely need less wind power that a professional rider who is after a medal or setting a new world record.
Winter winds will play a major role in the success of your adventure on the snows. The winds are not available in the summer, and that’s why winter is the best season for the sport. The winds offer a myriad of options, as far as snowkiting is concerned, and since you will be riding on a frozen field or lake, any wind direction can be rideable. Additionally, the cold winter air is denser than the warm summer air, meaning that even the slightest wind power can get you riding. For newcomers, it is advisable for them to avoid riding in high wind speeds until they perfect the art.