For more info, call us at 1-800-622-4655 or e-mail us.
Also check out the Snowkiting FAQs for more info!
Join MACkite for a snowkite lesson or camp!
This winter MACkite is offering 2-hour or 1-day lessons, and 2-day camps. All lessons are offered on Thursdays through Sundays.
Snow Kite Lesson Options:
Intro Ground Lesson: $100 for 2 hours. This lesson is the same as our summer ground school, only we bumped it up to a full 120 minutes vs 90 and will cover kite setup, safety, launching, landing, wind window and basic flying skills. Simply book through the summer lesson page.
1-day Lesson: $250 for 1 day (3.5-4 hours).
2-day Camp: $349 for a 2-day camp (7 - 8 hours total).
Lessons and Camps book fast, so call and schedule your lesson well in advance.
Notice: if you are under 18 years of age you must have a parent or guardian sign a release waiver prior to taking lessons.
Lessons are weather dependant, and take place whenever we have safe and reliable ice and snow conditions. Book now!
Lessons and camps include all necessary kites and harnesses; you must bring your own protective gear (a helmet is mandatory) and skis or snowboard. We operate our school with a maximum of 2 students per instructor to maximize your learning potential and enjoyment.
What is covered:
We will strive to pair students of similar experience levels, so that each group's needs are met. If you are a total newbie, we will start with trainer kites and kite theory to build your experience from scratch. Don't fear however, we find that even complete beginners are generally riding significant distances by the end of day 1. More experienced kite fliers are often holding their ground, or even riding upwind by the end of that first day. This is why we love to teach on snow, your progress is double or triple what it is in the water.
What to expect:
Dress warm in layers. Imagine you are going to start out dressed as if you were downhill skiing and riding a long chair lift in between runs (meaning short periods of activity). As the day progresses, your activity level will increase nearly to the extent of cross-country skiing. You may need to remove a layer, so plan ahead.
Protective gear list: a ski/snowboard helmet (mandatory), knee and elbow pads (recommended), and butt/hip pads (optional).
We will go over everything else that you need to know for kiteboarding such as wind directions and safety, kite setup, and the basics of launching and landing kite as well as self rescue. We will give you an in store credit or refund for any unused portion of your lesson.
You may cancel your lesson or camp up to 10 days prior to the camp with a full refund. Any lessons not cancelled at least 10 days in advance will be charged $100. Any lessons rescheduled within 10 days of the lesson will incur a $50 charge. Please remember that we have only so many spaces available and that a cancellation forces us to lose a spot. Thank you for being considerate in this matter.
If you have any more questions, feel free to call or email us at any time. Remember, if you don't start this year, you will still be just watching next year, wishing you were on the water with us.
Accepting reservations for the 2015 season - book now!
Call us now at 1-800-622-4655 or fill out the form below for more info.
Also check out the Kiteboarding FAQs and Using a Trainer for more info on this adrenaline-pumping sport!