snowkiting kite skiing vancouver british columbia bc canada

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Snowkiting or Kite skiing is another kind of skiing or snowboarding which the skier use a kite to slide or glide on snow. It’s very similar to Kitesurfing but it needs its special training. Many people use snowkiting on flat terrain like frozen lakes but it can be used on the slope and even an upward terrain if there is enough wind. Snowkiting in slopes can be very dangerous because of turbulence or wind direction changing. With proper winds and big kites, snowkiters can jump big air and do acrobatic stuff. The speed record of snowkiting is 118 Km/h (73.5 mph).

Snowkiters use two different kinds of kites, Foil Kites and Inflatable Kites, they are both made of polyester but foil kites have air cells and inflatable kites have bladders which have to be inflated with an air pump.

Canada is one of the major destinations for Snowkiting. Snowkiting in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada in winter has a various kind of choices like whistler, Green Lake, Alta Lake, Swan Lake, Squamish, Boundary Bay, Mc Culloch Lake and …

Some of  the necessary things you need to have for snowkiting are Kite and Accessories, Ski or Snowboard, Binding, Boots, Helmet, Waterproof Gloves, Ski Goggles, Base Layers, Ski Suit, Area Map, Backpack, Compass, GPS, Multi-Function Watch, Cell Phone, First Aid Kit, Knife or Multi Tools, Lighter and Matches, SOS Flashlight, Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Water, Energy Bar, Cash, …

Most popular companies to supply snowkiting gears are: Airush, Axis, Cabrinha, Crazyfly, Flysurfer, F-One, HQ, Naish, Nobile, Ozone, Slingshot, Speedtech

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