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Kiting Activities (School Year 2020-21)

SNOW KITE PROGRAM SUMMARY

Start with an introductory level session. If you missed the on-campus intro sessions, choose the Kite Intro & One Lake Outing option to receive the intro content out on the lake followed by free riding.  The Snow Kite Pass offers you unlimited access to all snow kiting sessions for the season.

SNOW KITING PASSSNOW KITING PASS  & ISLAND LAKE SESSIONS - 205099

Chase the wind with us.  We have dedicated four weekends to snow kiting as place holders on our schedule and will send email notices for additional lake outings on windy days. Cost: $65 UMD Student Member/$135 Others.  Registration: Opens Tuesday, January 19th at 9:00am.  Twelve passes will be offered.
Island Lake snow kiting sessions are for all UMD RSOP Kite Pass holders.  If the forecast calls for at least 10mph winds, it’s time to attach your alpine skis or snowboard to your feet and learn to glide along using the kite’s power. Stay upwind by flying the kite with precision in the power zones and setting your skis or snowboard edge in the snow. Try flying the kite in a pattern that lifts you up in the air. You must be able to safely launch, steer, de-power, & relaunch the kite before traveling away from the supervised launch area and then you can feel the rush of a downwind speed run.  At Island Lake a snowmobile will assist beginners that need help getting back up wind. What a rush!
11AM–5PM, JANUARY 23, 24  FEBRUARY 6,7,20,21  MARCH 20,21
We Provide: kites, harness, helmets, instruction with snowmobile support.
You Provide: transportation to Island Lake, alpine or telemark skis and boots or snowboard and boots, helmet, snow pants, jacket with hood, mittens, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, snacks
Skill Level: Open to all Kite Pass holders Meet: At designated lake, maps provided Cost: Must be a Snow Kite Pass holder.
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KITE INTRODUCTION SESSIONSKITE INTRODUCTION SESSIONS - Spring Semester 205100

Learn to be a safe and efficient kite pilot with Professional Air Sport Association (PASA) Trained Snow Kite Instructor Randy Carlson and staff. We will introduce equipment design, safety concepts, harness use, kite launching, how to fly precision patterns, de-powering the kite for landing and proper storage. When you put it all together, you will be able to use the kite to pull yourself on short reaches across the softball field.  Registration is limited to 4 people per session.
THURSDAYS, NOON-2PM:  JANUARY 21, 28
We Provide: Kites, Harness, Instruction
You Provide: Pants that can get grass stained, warm clothing that may include winter boots, snow pants, jacket with hood, mittens, hat, sunglasses.
Meet: RSOP Day Office, 153 SpHC
Cost per session: $8 UMD Student Members/$15 Others - Transferable to an alternate date if wind is less than 10 mph.  All sessions available to Snow Kiting Pass holders.
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KITE INTRO & ONE LAKE OUTINGKITE INTRO & ONE LAKE OUTING  - 108005

Add one small group lake outing to your Intro Session. If you missed the on- campus intro sessions choose this option to receive the intro content out on the lake followed by free riding with snowmobile support.  The lake outings occur from 11am-5pm on Island Lake.  Details are provided in a group email at least one day before the lake session.
Cost: $35 UMD Student Members/$90 Others
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