50% off a kiteboarding class

Unlike other tethered aircraft, kites have the power to capture the feral wind and force it to do magic tricks against its will. Take the wind on a ski or snowboarding adventure with today’s Groupon to Lakawa School of Kiteboarding in White Bear Lake and Maple Grove. Choose between the following options:

  • For $50, you get registration for one in an introductory snowkiting clinic (a $100 value).
  • For $99, you get registration for two in an introductory snowkiting clinic (a $200 value).

Owner and certified Professional Air Sports Association instructor Mike Kratochwill and his team of kite coaches teach students to the basics of kiteboarding, preparing them to eventually harness the power of the wind atop snowboards or skis. The two- to three-hour introductory Ground School session of the Intro to Kiting class begins with a lesson on the physics of kite flying and the different species of kites often found in the wild. Next, rookie wind wranglers fly trainer kites, while learning kite control and safe flying practices, as well as how to move through the wind and generate consistent power to fuel snow-surfing frenzies. Though instructors provide all kite equipment, gust gauchos should bring their own shoes with traction and weather-appropriate clothes for the season.