Here is a news from USA snowkite addict Jon McCabe about his recent trip to Alaska, check out the stunning images and then wonder why we are all so hooked on this incredible sport. Thanks very much Jon for all the great photos and for the news write up. We are all stoked that you had a great trip.
Jons report.... Snowkite Jam Alaska 3
We showed up in AK this year, unsure what to expect with the low snow levels all over Western USA. We even heard some local reports saying lack of snow in one of our favorite backcountry locations near Girdwood. However we now base the Snowkite Jam in one of the snowiest places in all of Alaska and were super happy with the conditions we scored. All the mountains had plenty of coverage, fresh snow, lots of sunshine, and good friends to enjoy it all with. AK just always finds a way to deliver the goods no matter what and this year was no exemption. It was a real treat to have an insane crew of Ozone riders to push each other into new areas and test the limits of the kites, along with a big Montana crew bringing their stoke for snowkiting with them. We filled the air with new foil kites, climbed new peaks and landed on the top of steep ridges with ease using the 5th line to safely secure and pack the kites in some crazy wind. It has been just amazing the see everyone’s progression from start to finish and we cannot wait to do it all over again next year. Hope to see you there. http://www.snowkitejam.com/