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Really excited about snowkiting this winter,

Last year i had a broken shoulder and new born son, so this year im doing double to make up for my lack of riding in 2016.

In Preperation:-

My wife and work have been informed of my plans to ride lots.

I have purchased seasons and resort access passes for Falls creek (because conditions can never be counted on).

Lodge bookings have been made, with flexibility.

Lots of good deeds and Karma points, which will hopefully be exchanged for great conditions.

Share the stoke, so please make yourself known if you plan on riding Falls, post your trip details, photos etc.

Enjoy,

Karl Lapwood.

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We are getting all excited about the snow season across the ditch in New Zealand as well, resorts open next weekend, same deal lots of outstanding jobs done, season pass purchased months ago. 

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On ‎4‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 1:06 AM, Kiwikarl said:

Really excited about snowkiting this winter,

Last year i had a broken shoulder and new born son, so this year im doing double to make up for my lack of riding in 2016.

In Preperation:-

My wife and work have been informed of my plans to ride lots.

I have purchased seasons and resort access passes for Falls creek (because conditions can never be counted on).

Lodge bookings have been made, with flexibility.

Lots of good deeds and Karma points, which will hopefully be exchanged for great conditions.

Share the stoke, so please make yourself known if you plan on riding Falls, post your trip details, photos etc.

Enjoy,

Karl Lapwood.

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Hey Karl,

 

Not quite as prepared as you though I am hoping to get up to Falls later in the season - will be in touch!

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At the moment not enough snow.. 

im up at Falls creek, it's snowing on and off, and plenty forecast over the next few days, so could be good by next weekend.

My next trip after this one will be Friday 21st July till Monday 24th, hopefully it's good conditions then!

KiteRepublic run a snowkiting trip to Hotham first weekend of September. 

That's prob a good bet for first timers..

ill prob be up Falls that weekend, holidays booked and fingers crossed for conditions  

 

 

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On 03/07/2017 at 4:50 PM, .Joel said:

@Kiwikarl other than Falls Creek can you name some other places for snowkiting in Vic?

Falls is probably the best, you can head out to spion kopje, or over towards towonga huts, as long as you can get away from the resort area.

most of the resorts don't work unless you can get well away from the lift areas... which often isn't as tracks are cut to make the runs and outside that it's still treed to some degree ( lake mountain, bawbaw, Buller wouldn't bother) read you need to have cross country ski gear, prefererably the metal edged telemark variety.

stirling has a smallish area near the summit that's quite open, that's fairly easy access, not to sure about dinner plain.

of course you theoretically could ski around Mt howitt and connected hills ie the bluff, or across at Mt speculation ..... none of those areas is particularly huge and open. My bogong would be ideal if you had the determination to climb it first. All these are "remote" areas and unless you are well equipped and confident about your abilities in the snow give these a miss. ( on a 4 day trip I spent 2 days backpacking out of a blizzard and have permanent nerve damage as a result of frostbite so I speak from experience) 

i suspect the best areas are up in the snowy mountains ..... not my backyard so can't help there.

 

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This photo popped up on my Facebook today from 5 years ago.

its from the summit of Mt McKay with Falls creek in the far background.

Today ruined castle lifts opened, which Means there should be enough snow.

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Yesterday was awesome. 

14ish knots. Clear sky's and a handful of stoked Kiter's.

The cover is excellent with more snow forecast tonight. 

Facebook has a new snowkiting group called:-

VIC Snowkiter, worth checking out.

54.4km/h top speed on the way back from Mt McKay summit, the snow was a good compromise between soft and fast. 

9m ChronoV2UL

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