VIDEO: Snowkiting in Jackson

Four skiers use wind to power themselves uphill

Thinlines is a short film documenting four Jackson, Wyoming, locals who are packing kites on backcountry ski trips into the mountains. The kites allow skiers to cover miles of ground and discover new places with untouched powder and incredible terrain, all of which are not accessible to backcountry skiers without multi-day treks. Snowkiting for multiple days pushed the group even further to some of the most remote spots on the continent. Influenced by Pascal Joubert from La Grave, France, the team is putting down tracks in steep, rocky areas and bailing into the air. Their next goals are to film snowkiting in Alaska, and show that it could be a wind-powered alternative to big mountain heli skiing. —Filmmaker Will Taggart

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  • Patrick Kuru Gannon

    Yeah! Come up to the kite festival on Thompson Pass this year. We’ll show ylu some outrageous lines and glacier climbing! Keep the kite stoke up!

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