Lakawa School of Kiteboarding

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In a Nutshell

Harness the wind in a professional-grade kite in order to eventually glide along the snow atop a snowboard or skis

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Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Under 18 requires parental consent. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Wind can be harnessed for good, as in propelling a kite, or for evil, as in blowing a crown off the true king's head. Seize control of nature with this Groupon.

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  • $49 for a semiprivate snowkiting lesson for one (a $100 value)
  • $99 for a semiprivate snowkiting lesson for two (a $200 value)

As a primer in the winter equivalent of kitesurfing, the two- to three-hour Intro to Kiting course surveys the essentials of kiting through a mixture of theory and hands-on practice. Instructors first cover the physics behind kites before imparting safe flying practices and how to generate consistent power. By the end, students learn to maintain control of the kite even in shifting winds. Lessons include a cup of hot chocolate, and students should bring weather-appropriate attire and shoes with a reliable grip.

Scheduling of lessons depends on weather conditions. Students can sign up for class announcements here.

Lakawa School of Kiteboarding

Cutting through the still surface, free from the churning wakes and roaring engines of speedboats and snowmobiles, a kiteboarder can lift off more than 40 feet in the air, spin over their shoulder, and land back safely on the water to finish the stunts. An offshoot of Lakawa, the region's leading advisory for kiteboarders and windsurfers, the Lakawa School of Kiteboarding teaches students to ride the water and snow themselves, powered only by the sky's giant oscillating fans. Using gear held to high standards of durability and performance, a team of PASA-certified instructors lead classes during both summer and winter, covering the basics of boarding on a lake even when it's frozen over. The Lakawa School offers a complete online store with all necessary adventure gear. Lessons are also offered in stand-up paddleboarding, a pastime that recreates the fun of being a Venetian gondolier without the stress of tying a tight red ascot.


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