The 3rd Annual SuperFly Open sponsored by Best Kiteboarding will be held March 11 – 14, 2010 at Powder Mountain Resort. Powder Mountain is fast becoming the primo destination for snowkite enthusiasts. Three years ago, it was the first mountain resort in the US to offer identify an exclusive snowkiting area and to offer a snowkite only pass. This past year, Best Kiteboarding established the Best Snowkite Center at Powder Mountain and offers lessons and demos at the resort.
Last year’s event attracted over 50 of the best snowkiters in the world with competitors travelling from as far away as Norway. After the success of the 2008 and 2009 Superfly Open, it is expected that this year’s competition will grow substantially. Competitions during the festival include freestyle, big mountain race, kitecross and big air. For those who want to try their hand at the colorful adventure introductory kite clinics will be offered each day.
All the action takes place just south of the top of the Sunrise Poma lift, in an area known as “The Towers” in the Hidden Lake area of Powder Mountain, which sits at an elevation of about 9,000 ft. The viewing area is wide and open, so folks can cruise on over and take a break from skiing or riding to watch all the action, grab a bratwurst and enjoy the incredible backdrop of the entire Wasatch Range and Great Salt Lake. For non-skiers there will be a groomed trail from the Hidden Lake Lodge parking lot.
If you’ve ever watched the colorful beauty of hot air balloons launching, imagine the basket on a pair of skis or snowboard ripping across the horizon, and you’ll have some inkling of the intrigue of this sport. It’s colorful, it’s dynamic, and it’s COOL! Charge up your cameras and video recorders and head on up to Powder Mountain!
Visit www.superflyopen.com for registration, travel, and event details. The event is sponsored by Powder Mountain, Best Kiteboarding, Ogden Valley Magazine, Shadowbox, and Drift Snowkite Magazine.
Powder Mountain Resort is located in Eden, Utah 19 miles northeast of Ogden.