This is just in from Trisha and Monty-
“KITE SOLDIERS 2012 UPDATE…
After deliberations and work with the town of Fairfield, unfortunately due to timing and logistics, we will not be holding Kite Soldiers 2012 in a formal way.
We will be in Idaho snowkiting during the weekend of February 25th and/or the weekend of March 3rd depending on conditions, so come kite with us.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. If you’ve made plans, we encourage you to keep them. Idaho snowkiting is epic! You don’t want to miss it!
LOOK FOR US IN 2013 BECAUSE WE ASSURE YOU WE WILL BE BACK AND WILL CONTINUE TO FLY THE SOLDIER FLAG!! -“
This is a reminder of some upcoming events in the snowkite community in the Northwestern US.
- 2012 Dillon SnowKite Open, February 9th – 12th 201, Lake Dillon, Co
- Superfly Open, Feb. 17- 19, 2012, location to be announced.
- 9th Annual Montana Snowkite Rodeo, February 16-18, 2012, Jackson Hot Springs, MT
- Kite Soldiers, February 23-26, 2012, Fairfield, ID
- 5th Annual Georgetown Lake Open (GTO V), Thursday, March 1 to4, 2012, Georgetown Lake, MT Read more
The organizers of NAST have announced the dates for four Events this coming season:
Jackson Hole, WY, January 27-29, 2012. A new event brought to us by the ever exciting and interesting crew of Jackson Hole Kiters this should be a blast!
US Open Snowkite Masters, Skyline, UT, February 2-5, 2012. This event is the granddaddy of kite events in the western US. Heather and Brian Schank of Windzup in Utah have been hosting this event for 10 years and it gets better every year.
Dillon, CO, February 10-12, 2012. In it’s second year this event has all the elements of a fun weekend for everyone.
Superfly Open, Park City, February 17-19, 2012. Last year’s event held at Strawberry Reservoir outside of Park City was an amazing event. Riders shredded thigh deep powder in the morning and competed in the afternoon.
There are two more events that participated in the tour last year but are not posted on the NAST site, and have not been set out in emails from NAST:
Kite Soldiers, Fairfield, ID, February 23-26, 2012. Monty and Trisha, the organizers of this event always do a great job making sure fun is had by all. Each year features a poker run with routes for all skill levels and amazing prizes. Last year they also featured competitive course racing and freestyle events.
Georgetown Lake Open, Georgetown Lake, MT, January 7-10, 2012. Cole Russell of Underground Kite Sports has hosted this event for 5 years and it has helped the sport of kiting grow in Montana. Cole puts on a smooth event with activities for all skill levels; it should be tons of fun again this year.
Each event will be unique and if last year was any indication a great place to connect with some amazing people. Hope to see you there! For more information visit The North American Snowkite Tour.
Last year was the inaugural year for the tour and all things went very well for this unique set of events with crowns awarded to the following individuals:
Tyler Brown (Men’s Ski)
Jacob Buzianis (Men’s Snowboard)
Melissa Cronin (Women’s Ski)
Lisa Kay (Women’s Snowboard)
Special mention goes to these youngsters:
Frances Cronin (2nd Women’s Ski at 13)
Luke Orton (5th Men’s Ski at 16)