Cloud 9’s preeminent pilots — Steve Mayer, Jake Walker, Mike Steen and other guest instructors (depending on travel schedules) — teach brand-new pilots how to get started (and experienced pilots how to kick it up a notch).

What Equipment Cloud 9 Provides

Cloud 9 supplies a kite, helmet and harness to all students that need one. The shop carries a massive line of rental and retail gear for student use and purchase — Ozone, Cabrinha, Naish, North, Best, Crazy Fly, HQ, Liquid Force and beyond. For kite-buggy learners, we provide the buggy.

What the Student Needs to Bring

Students must supply their own skis or snowboard, and wear weather- and sport-appropriate clothing to the lesson. Students learn much faster on skis than snowboards; if you do both, start with skis! It’s a good idea to bring snacks and water, too.

What You May Expect to Learn

Cloud 9 covers snow- and buggy-kiting skills from top to bottom in each class. You may expect to learn kite safety, the wind window, emergency procedures, up-wind riding and more in your first lesson. For advanced lessons, we cover jumping and stunts.

Cloud 9’s Teaching Locations

Cloud 9 holds lessons at a variety of sites around beautiful Park City, UT. Lessons are also held at other sites within an hour and a half drive from SLC if weather conditions are more favorable. Kiting, of course, is possible wherever ample space, wind — and, if appropriate, snow coverage — coincide.

Time Commitment and Cost

Generally, new students can figure out the basics of snow kiting in 1-2 lessons — enough to be safe and have fun. Each half-day lesson lasts approximately 3 hours. Lessons cost $350.00 if Cloud 9 provides all gear, or $300.00 if you supply your own.

Cloud 9 students get a special rate when they book the local Ramada Inn for their visit to Salt Lake City. Click here for the special Cloud 9 rate. (The student discount code automatically comes up when you make a reservation using that link.)