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Most people stand still when they fly kites. That's not the case at Alaska Kite Adventures. Instead, wintertime visitors get to experience the sensation of effortlessly gliding across snow and ice while a deployed canopy catches each gust of wind. Safety remains the paramount concern, so certified snowkiting instructors help beginners prepare by explaining the anatomy of the kite, proper steering technique, and other fundamental techniques. Following an introduction, attendees ages 10 and older fly the trainer kite without being harnessed in. This prepares them for the next lesson where they can strap themselves into a snowboard or pair of skis, don the harness, and allow the kite to tow them across the wintery landscape.