Northwest Kiteboarding
Forum | Classifieds | Lost & Found | CGKA | Industry | Sensors | Forecast | Spots | Seattle | Decals | RSS | Facebook

Events | Photos | Search | Register | Profile | Log in to check your messages | Log in 

spring snow kite?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Northwest Kiteboarding -> Gorge / Portland / Oregon Coast
previous topic :: next topic  
Author Message
stevegriffith22

Since 14 May 2006
412 Posts

Obsessed



PostWed Mar 21, 18 7:22 pm    spring snow kite? Reply with quote

Headed south to moab (bike0 before kite season. Wondering if anyone can give a real time report and what snow conditions are in southern ID or skyline or where ever you suggest?

Any suggestions are great!

View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
lewmt

Since 04 Aug 2010
143 Posts
MT
Stoked



PostThu Mar 22, 18 6:05 am     Reply with quote

I guess Skyline has lots of snow but its spring so wind & conditions may vary drastically - daily. The "Kiters with Attitude" page on facetard is updated frequently with current conditions there. Looking at the webcam for Strawberry - seems pretty bony.

SE Idaho spots are mostly not kiteable except the Island Park spots & Raynolds Pass was great last weekend. Seems like most years brings our biggest snowstorm somewhere really close to Easter in Montana. Overall though spring is a crapshoot without a snowmobile & timing is everything for the remaining park & ride spots

View user's profile Send private message
stevegriffith22

Since 14 May 2006
412 Posts

Obsessed



PostThu Mar 22, 18 8:49 am     Reply with quote

I could'veaa do island park, any chance you could steer me in the right direction?

View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
lewmt

Since 04 Aug 2010
143 Posts
MT
Stoked



PostThu Mar 22, 18 11:56 am     Reply with quote

Island Park & Raynolds Pass are very close to each other. There are 3 spots in IP. There is a gravel pit across the highway from the Henry's Lake webcam. Its fun when the wind is W or E. You can hike out to the north from that same parking lot & there's a spot called the wave. Basically about a 1/4 mile cornice feature that works best on a N wind. If you drive into the Henry's Lake main fishing access road & park at the boat ramp you can skin/hike 1/4 mile to the NW and there's a big hillside to play on when the wind is N, NE, & NW.

At Raynolds Pass - - exactly at the MT/ID line you can kite either side of the road & those spots work best on a N or S wind. You can pick up current wind data from web cams at each location.

http://lb.511.idaho.gov/idlb/cameras/camera.jsf;jsessionid=rGMzBBYkRJUQxvlkGzvvhNFV7_HUywQLybzt5GM6.ptk-idwf06?id=36&view=state&text=m&textOnly=false

http://rwis.mdt.mt.gov/scanweb/SWFrame.asp?Pageid=Camera&Units=English&Groupid=&Siteid=564000&Senid=&WxId=56402&DisplayClass=Java&SenType=All&SenStatus=&Camera=1

Montana Kiters on facetard is sometimes chatting up where to kite & who is headed to where - seems like it's mostly on the weekends.

View user's profile Send private message
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Northwest Kiteboarding -> Gorge / Portland / Oregon Coast All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum