Photography by Richard Hallman

Looking for an extreme way to enjoy the snow this winter? Maybe Snow Kiting is the thing for you. This sport was born from kiteboarding, with some added air and snow. Read about Aaron Sales experience with this sport below.

My snow-kite sessions are often about jumping as high as possible or exploring vast expanses, but on Mount Defiance, I found myself simply cruising around while taking in this new view of the Columbia River Gorge and the surrounding mountains. I have biked and hiked these mountains over the years, but from this perspective, it all looked completely different. Best of all, my two-year mission to snow kite the top of this mountain was complete. Sometimes the fun is more about the spirit of exploration than the session itself.


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