Snow Kiting is the fast growing winter sport!
Frozen lakes are great places to kite. You will get a cleaner
wind off of a lake to use for your kiting. For novices or expert
kiters that are doing jumps and freestyle, Lake Dillion is a
great place to kite. The area described below is on land, with
the lake just to the North of where you start. Please note that
the Blue River comes into the reservoir at this location causing
open water on the lake. Please do not kite over open water or
thin ice, as it will result in an extremely bad day if you fall
in and could result in your demise. There is also open water
where Ten Mile Creek comes in as well. Check with locals as
for ice safety and be careful.
How to get to Snow Kiting on Lake Dillion
You can use our Google Maps on the right side of this page for directions and drive times.
The area that most people are using is at the boat ramp at the
most southern point on the lake. From I-70, take the Frisco
exit, head south on route 9 for 4.2 miles, then take a left
onto Co Rd. 1, then another left immediately onto the road going
north toward the lake. Route 9 is also the road going to Breckenridge.
You can also access the lake by other points that have public
Lake Dillion Weather
Lake Dillion is a great place to learn how to snow kite because
it often has a good clean wind to fly in. Wind is always a challenge
to predict and get right for mountain areas. The wind is best
for kiting at Dillion Reservoir when the wind is out of the
North or Northwest. High pressure and a clear day will also
improve your chances of a good kiting day. Winter storms are
unpredictable if they will produce good kiting winds. Winds
out of the South and Southwest do not work for kiting on Lake
Dillion. You can get a current weather report by clicking on
Frisco Weather and then scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see Pioneer Creek Ranch, Silverthorne, CO. Pioneer
Creek Ranch will get you the best wind report for Lake Dillion.
You can also view the Breckenridge
Ski area web cam to get an idea of the weather.
NOAA Graphical Weather Forcast
NOAA has a great map of Colorado that you can use to see temperatures, wind + direction, snowfall etc. Give it a try, it is pretty cool. NOAA Graphical Weather Forcast