International Mountain Climbing School
2733 White Mountain Hiwy
North Conway, NH 03860
Power Kiting and Snow Kiting Programs
IMCS offers a wide range of kite programs from our Powerkite program to our Freestyle Course and Kite Mountaineering/ Expedition courses. All IMCS kite programs include all equipment for kiting. This includes kites and harnesses. Skis, snowboards, and helmets as well as the necessary clothing suitable for the day, and of course a lunch, liquid, and/or snacks, the student(s) should provide. On over night programs, food and over night equipment (sleeping bags and tents) are provided. If any technical clothing or technical equipment is needed IMCS can rent to the student the equipment without a problem, simply let us know.
In all IMCS Power kite and Snow kite courses you will receive an IKO riders card as well as the certification representing where your skill level is.
Here is where it all starts! Power kiting is simply safely flying kites that have the ability to create power.
Snow kiting is using the power of a kite and moving on snow covered terrain. It allows riders to move far beyond the gravity powered areas that we are accustomed to from the ski and snowboard world. Snow kiting also opens up another dimension in the world of snow sports as a snow kiter can with ease ride up hills, over terrain, and fly off hills to small mountains kiting into terrain that would not be possible without the kite and a steady wind! Snow kiting can be done in a field, a frozen lake, and on mountains. Here in North Conway, NH, we have many lakes and fields with great winter winds that offer excellent opportunities to get out and explore a great new sport! IMCS offers five courses in Snow Kiting.
Discovery Program (Beginner)
Here the student will learn the basics. The process of how to use a kite safely and effectively for Snow Kiting will be the focus.
In the Intermediate Snow kite program we start to see the excitement of how to apply the power of the kite and use the power to understand the nature of snow kiting, movement!
In the IMCS Independent course, you are now going to learn the skills to possibly be able to go out on your own with confidence as well as safe and sound snow kite techniques.
Here in the Freestyle course we move into the true nature of what separates snow kiting from almost any other snow sport out there
Kite Mountaineering and Expedition Training
Have you ever dreamed of kiting into the middle of nowhere and then simply camp out when dark came, only to wake up and do it again?
Cost Single Day Programs $130 group of four Per Person
$150 group of three Per Person
$185 Group of Two Per Person
$275 Private One on One
$525 2 Day Private One on One
$110 Group of Two Per Person
$85 Group of Three Per Person
Your IMCS Instructor
Your IMCS Kite Instructor, Zebulon Jakub has been working at IMCS since 2000-2001 winter seasons. He has been flying kites since a very young age of 6 and he has been kiting on the water, land, and snow since 1998. Zebulon has been instructing Snow kiting since 2002.
“Every year I am trying to personally improve as a snow kiter by going to new places, trying new tricks, exploring new terrain and of course trying to have as much fun as possible while doing this. As a Kite Instructor, I have found a great activity in which to show people how to simply enjoy their life outside while perhaps kiting across terrain they never knew could be touched. I am very excited to work with people in creating and facilitating them with attainable goals that pertain to the wonderful world of kite sports!”
Zebulon Jakub is IKO Level 2 Snow certified and is also a Powerkite Instructor. He is AMGA Level 1 Rock certified and has a current up to date Wilderness First Responder (since 1998) medical certification.
A word about IKO:
The IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) is a worldwide recognized organization that seeks to provide the highest quality level of teaching to a standard which promotes safe, healthy, enjoyable, educated kiting. The IKO is one of the only current, in operation, organizations to offer a comprehensive standard and certification for riders and instructors alike, as well as rider insurance for all that qualify.
See the link below for more information. http://www.ikon-kiteboarding.com/