On this tour, you'll enjoy full action-packed days of exploring the best snowkiting locations the world has to offer in and around the Alaskan town of Valdez and the Chugach Mountains.
Learn to harness the power of your kite to pull yourself up the slopes then slash, carve or fly back down making fresh tracks over natural snow formations and through perfect valleys of snowkiting perfection.
Two of the most experienced people in the business, Jennie Milton and Laura Greene will guide you through this epic adventure with their contagious enthusiasm for snowkiting and their love of the mountains.
This tour is about maximum progression and awesome adventure while always staying safe with the expert guidance of our professional team.
On this tour you will:
This tour is for intermediate to expert kitesurfers who can also ski and/or snowboard competently or snowkiters of any level.
Our support vehicles will be two huge RV motorhomes where you’ll be driven in comfort to the best kite spots each day.
These will be your transport, shelter and classrooms while on the mountain; complete with kitchen, heaters, beds, couches and dry storage for all of your gear.
Coming along with us for that extra added safety and to get to those faraway places, is our snowmobile. Hitched to the RV, Jen and Laura are qualified operators of these efficient (and fun) snow machines.
More than snowkiting
When we're not out snowkiting, we have extracurricular fun for you to choose from like:
Some of these activities we'll arrange on tour, however, for Heliskiing, this must be pre-booked to get the best deal and can be added at checkout or before you arrive.
Laura, our full-time forecaster and avalanche expert, is also a yogi and masseuse!
She will be worth her weight in gold, offering essential morning yoga sessions and massage for all those in need.
We've included that in the package... you can thank us later, you're welcome!
The more serious side
Snowkiting is fun, but there is a serious side, and it is paramount to be safe at all times within the group, especially in sub-zero conditions. For many Aussies, this may be a new frontier.
On all Zephyr Tours, safety is our priority, and this is why we only work with the world's best guides. Every day you receive unlimited tuition, training, and re-enforcement of safety techniques, procedures and best practice to suit daily conditions and activities.
Topics covered are:
- Avalanche survival
- Beacon checks
- Wind & kite theory (mountain specific)
- Safe snow kiting techniques
- How to have fun in sub-zero temperatures
To be better prepared, we highly recommend attending a Thredbo snowkiting weekender. However, if you cannot make it, we will ensure you are well prepared and equipped with the right attitude, equipment and skill level before you arrive in Alaska.
RECEIVE $400 OF THIS TOUR BY JOINING US IN THREDBO, AUS.
All participants must be able to:
- Kitesurf to an intermediate level i.e: stay upwind on an inflatable power or foil kite
- Ski or snowboard down a BLUE run minimum
- Have all safety equipment (hire or buy)
- Bring the recommended clothing for maximum comfort and safety
What you'll need to bring
You need to bring ALL your equipment for snowkiting, and we strongly recommend you hire or buy THE BEST to suit the Alaskan conditions.
More information on exactly what to bring will be sent on booking.
Tour starts and ends at midday on the exact dates advertised.
This tour is not just for Aussies, and you are welcome to meet us in Anchorage from any city in the world, however, all prices are in $AUD, and international payment details can be found on your booking at checkout.