One thing is always guaranteed during Saskatchewan’s notorious winters: lots of sun, snow and in the south, wind. All of these elements combined make the perfect setting for a thrilling new winter sport gaining in popularity: kiteboarding, a blend of windsurfing and snowboarding/skiing, in which participants use a kite combined with wind power to glide on snow and ice.
It’s an exciting year for Saskatchewan as the first-ever North American endurance snow kite event, Red Bull Kite Farm, will take place just minutes north of Regina. North American kiteboarders will be competing against Saskatchewan’s own talent in a 50 kilometre endurance race. The winners from both the ski and snowboard divisions will win an all-expense paid trip to Norway to represent North America at Red Bull Ragnarok in April 2015.
MARY TAYLOR-ASH NAMED TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Government of Saskatchewan, October 17, 2014
RCMP HERITAGE CENTRE LAUNCHES "MOST SIGNIFICANT" SUMMER SEASON, RCMP Heritage Centre, May 23, 2014
SNAP IT! THE GREAT SASKATCHEWAN PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED, Tourism Saskatchewan, December 16, 2013
SUNDOGS EXCURSION NAMED AS CANADIAN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE, Tourism Saskatchewan, November 26, 2013
SASKATCHEWAN PARKS SET A NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD IN 2013, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, October 29, 2013