Modern families gather around the television at night, much like earlier families gathered around the radio and even earlier families gathered around a burning stack of their enemies' clothes. Come together with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $85 for a two-hour beginner ground-school snowkiting lesson for one (a $175 value)
- $170 for a two-hour beginner ground-school snowkiting lesson for two (a $350 value)
- $50 for a one-day snowkite rental (a $99 value)
Starting around 11 a.m., lessons help newcomers adjust to snowkiting through explaining the principles of kite control and helping them fly a four-line power kite while still in boots. Ground-school options do not entail the use of snowboards or skis. Colorado Kite Force provides kites and harnesses, and recommends that students or kite renters bring what they would normally take on a skiing or snowboarding excursion: goggles, helmets, gloves, dry shirts, ski boots, warm jackets, water, lunch, and a camera.
Colorado Kite Force
After ten years of surfing and sailing around the world, Anton Rainold finally became a record-setter in an entirely different sport. In 2003, he transferred his skills to a cooler climate and became the first man in the US to open a snowkite-specific shop and school, as Summit Daily News reported. In the Colorado Kite Force shop, Rainold's team outfits shoppers for applications such as backcountry kiting, park and freestyle riding, or kiteboarding on the water in the summer. In the snow, they lead lessons for children and families, sharing techniques on how to stay safe, secure, and ready to lasso an adorable baby zephyr at any moment. After several hours, students are ready to strap into skis or snowboards, grab the control bar, and speed across the snow under the power of a majestic four-line kite.