Dec 11, 2014
Registration is now open for the first-ever North American endurance snow kite event.
Ample snow, bright sunshine and copious amounts of wind are all the elements required for world-class kiteboarding, and there's just the place for it in North America. For the first time ever, Red Bull Kite Farm - an endurance snow kite event - will be taking place in Saskatchewan, a perfect playground for kiteboarding over the winter months. The event site is located only 3 minutes northwest of Regina off Hwy 11, a location renowned to Saskatchewan kiters for its rolling prairie terrain and 30’ cliff of powder leading into the creek bed.
North American riders will be competing against Saskatchewan’s home-grown talent in a minimum 50km endurance race (10 laps at 5km/lap). The winners in both ski and snowboard division will win an all-expense paid trip to Norway to represent North America at Red Bull Ragnarok in April 2015.
Riders will be challenged by unique natural and man-made on-course features that will test their skills and push their endurance to the limit. Saskatchewan's unpredictable weather and wind patterns in February will also humble even the best athletes.
This is a free event for spectators and the public to attend. On site activities and amenities will include: a snow slide, sleigh rides, food services, concessions area, a merchandise table, washroom facilities, heated warm-up tents, and multiple bonfires to stay warm or roast a hot dog.
The endurance race is scheduled for Saturday, February 14, 2015. If necessary, a back-up endurance race with scaled-back activities for the public will take place Sunday, February 15, 2015, due to wind and weather variables.
For full details on schedule, lodging, and prizing, click here.
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