Snow kiteboarding 101


Cost: Equipment includes a kite, a board or skis and a harness. With used gear, that may bring an entry cost to $500 to $900. With new gear, it may cost $1,000 or $1,600. Really big kites may be nearly $2,000. A trainer kite may cost $120.

An old snowboard or old set of skis will do. Good bindings are a must, but Mike Kratochwill, owner of Lakes Area Kiting and Windsurfing Advisory (LAKAWA), said gear stashed in the attic works.

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