Ken Lucas wins Tailgate Alaska Snowkite Event

thompson pass snow festI traveled up to the Valdez area for the 4th Annual Thompson Pass Snowkite Festival held in conjunction with the Tailgate Alaska event.  We ended up with great conditions and amazing competitions: Kitercross, King of the Mountain (first one to the top using a kite), Sick Line, Big Air (glide) and Big Mt. Freestyle.  I was super stoked to get 1st place in the 2 main events.  The Tailgate Alaska village/campground was a lot of fun with people camping in snowcaves, teepees, heated tents, and RVs.  Using snowkites, we were able to access some of the premier mountains in the Chugach Mountains and ride untracked powder for hours.  The highlight had to be the snowkiters putting on a Big Air/Freestyle session for all the Tailgate Alaska participants (including some of the biggest names in snowboarding) on the 500’ cliff band immediately adjacent to the village/campground.  Ken

Accomadations=

Teepee

tipi1

Snowcave

snowcave

And pure luxury

cab motorhome

Transportation=

Cat

snowcat

Heli

heli in back

& Kite= first tracks in fresh powder

first tracks in pow

next stop _summit

 

 

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