December 30th 2009: Colorado Kite Force has become the first and only snowkite certified IKO affilated School.
December 29th 2009: Dillon Reservoir has frozen! We have had exceptionally cold temperatures, leading to an early freeze on the lake!
There might still be some soft spots, so use caution. We have only had sporadic snow, so be careful out there!
Colorado Kite Force will host an ITC/IEC January 28-31st in Dillon, Colorado.
There are only 8 Instructor Training course (ITC) positions available and 2 instructor Equivalency Course (IEC) positions available for the course. The course is in demand and will fill up so don't delay and be one of the first on the registry. Registration will close December 28th or sooner if the course fills up.
Please contact Anton and Colorado Kite Force for more information or to reserve your spot. email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-485-2296.
1/5/09 - The lake froze over completely on Christmas this year.
Now with plenty of cold temps and a ton of snow are gearing up for a great 2009. The lake is solid with at least a foot of ice.
1/15/09 - Don't Forget this years Annual Therapy Sessions will be March 6 7& 8.
9/15/08 - Colorado Kite Force is Mobile!
We have done away with our store, and are brining our lessons to you! Contact us to set up a lesson today! Our online store is still open with our retail products.
3/27/08 - Therapy
Click here for video and here for an onsite video interview.
2/23/08 - 5th Annual snowkite event, Therapy
Click here for info: www.snowkitetherapysessions.com
- Ice conditions for Dillon Res have been tested and
were found to be 9"-11" thick with 1-4 inches of wind
pack snow on top, within half mile of the Kite Park. The North
side of the Res. near the Dam was not tested. This just Froze
over this week so be cautious over the next week. Temps are currently
sub zero, and the Ice should be getting stronger daily. Be
careful out there!
- This year we have a new shop in Silverthorne! This
year we will also have overnight ski and board tuning for $20.
Don't let the snow slow you down! Also available are board and
ski rentals. check out the instruction.
11/15/07 ICE Conditions: No snow to
report we are off to a slow start but things can change in the
blink on an eye. We'll keep you posted or please call 9970) 262-5734
1/7/07- ICE Conditions: Anton
and other members (Chris and Eric) of the Summit County Water
Rescue team. Tested
the last spots of ice to freeze on the Dillon Revervoir. It
was foud to be 6" minimum with a maximum on some older spots
to be 18" thick. We concluded that the ICE IS SAFE TO RIDE!
All the way from one side to the other. As always conditions
change and hazards do exist out there so please be careful.
See you out there!
12/29/06 - I know what
your thinking!!! "It's
just got to be incredible up there with all that snow!" Actually
Denver and the foothill took it all. We only received
a few inches compared to a few feet. However, we have been
kiting regularly and conditions are slowly getting better. The
lake has a sheet of ice all the way across now it but it
is VERY THIN in many areas and could potentially open back up. So
no downwinders yet unless you want to get cold and wet.
12/18/06 - Still the snow is lacking due to warm
weather but more is on the way! However, for those
of you brave enough... an ice inspection was done on the south
end of the reservoir. It was found to be 5-6" thick in
most of the area. Definitely thick enough to ride! But
remember it is ice and conditions can change. Also there
is still a lot of open water so be careful and keep away from
the edges. See you out there!
12/15/06 - At this time
in 2005 we were kiting on the frozen surface of the Reservoir. Not this
year! As of Friday
12/15 we are only about 25% locked up. I would assume we
will not be out on the ice until after the new year. The
snow however, is on it's way!!!!!!!! Grooming has begun
and we should have a good enough base after this weekend. Lessons
will be starting Monday 12/18. And I'm sure you may see
a kite or two before then. Call or e-mail us if you have
Mark your Calendars!
Snowkiting Event – March 9-10-11, 2007
Dillon Reservoir. Summit County, Colorado.
The Fourth Annual Therapy Sessions snowkite
event will be bigger and better than ever for 2007. It takes place
at Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colorado, surrounded by world-class
resorts like Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin and Keystone and Copper
Mountain. The central location of many other non-kiting related
activities draws riders from around the country. It is visible
from the highway 9 to Breckenridge and creates near traffic jams
from all the gawkers that slow down or stop to check out the action.
There will be small to large kickers, a spine and beginner to expert
rails set up for those wanting to take freestyle to the next level.
Riders and spectators get together at the end of the weekend to
vote for prizes and trophies. Free entry, demos and beginner lessons
for anyone wanting to participate. Don’t miss the BBQ, pumping
tunes, swag and after-party. You can freeride in the park or take
off out onto the lake to explore for miles. Downwinders from the
Dam or an impromptu winduro race are some other possibilities.
- 20/10 Snowkite movie release party at
Po'Boys 7pm. Located
at 620 Main St Frisco, CO. Right next door to Chill night
club. There will be lots of SWAG and giveaways. Plus
great Cajun Food and Drinks Available. See you all there!
is here! As of right now the conditions
are still not kiteable. We
have a week base that is groomed to about 4 inches. Problem
is we have grass that is about a foot high. Snow fencing
is in place around some rocky areas to provide deeper coverage. It
is still snowing though and preparations are underway so with a
little luck we will be kiting by next week. The Reservoir
itself is close to freezing with sub zero temps almost daily So
maybe by mid December we will be able to get out on the frozen
surface. We will do an inspection with Summit County water
rescue to test the thickness of the ice after it has been frozen
about 1 week. Stay tuned!!!!
Mark your Calendars! 2007 Therapy sessions will
be March 9th,10th &11th. at the Sanitarium. Dillon Reservoir,