Snowkiting at Thompson Pass, AK | Every Extreme Winter Sport Rolled into One

Steven Agar |

Everyone’s heard of kite-surfing but what about kite-skiing? Combining skiing and snowboarding with kites, snowkiting, a relatively unknown sport, is the fastest growing snow sport in the world.

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Gone with the wind. Credit: Great Big Story

For Tom Fredericks, it is also his biggest passion. Moving to Alaska twelve years ago, Fredericks has become a leading advocate for the sport. Every year, his company hosts a snowkiting festival to attract some of the best athletes to Thompson Pass.

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