Skip to main content

Let's go ski a kite

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The winter of 2012-13 is in its waning weeks.

But as long as it's still icy -- and the sun's shining and there's a breeze in the air -- let's make the most of it.

One increasingly popular way is by kite skiing. Once the wind fills your kite, skiing across an open lake is a breeze.

Here's what it looked like on Lake Calhoun Sunday:

While a few skiers were having fun in Minneapolis, the Brainerd Dispatch caught a glimpse of a whole pack of kites on Mille Lacs for the annual Kite Crossing event.

Next Up

Omar Samuels

Rep. Ilhan Omar defeats Don Samuels in contentious primary

Unofficial results for one of Minnesota's most-watched primary races are in.

Ambulance Hennepin Healthcare

Boy, 14, critical after accidental shooting at Minneapolis apartment

Police say the shooting happened during a gathering at an apartment.

Screen Shot 2022-08-09 at 3.25.49 PM

Charges: Man caused Burnsville building fire because girlfriend was late

The alleged arson fire displaced around 50 residents.

Famous dave granite city

Famous Dave's, Granite City owner sold for $200 million

The owner of Famous Dave's, BBQ Holdings, is based in Minnetonka.

Alanna McLean

Appeal to find missing northern Minnesota woman

Alanna McLean was last seen this past weekend.

image

Minnesota reaches 55 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Nearly 9,000 cases have been confirmed nationwide.

derek chauvin

$1.45M payout for correctional officers prevented from guarding Derek Chauvin

The officers were reportedly ordered to avoid Derek Chauvin while he was in jail.

DSD_6142

Palm Springs residents: Divert the Mississippi to solve our drought problems

Should the southwest have some of the Mississippi River?

Image from iOS (10)

Minneapolis tries to spruce up street barriers with motivational messages

Police said the barriers will be in place through the beginning of the fall.

BearTracks3

MnDOT debuts driverless shuttle in White Bear Lake

This is one of several self-driving pilot programs MnDOT is working on.

Related

You can go skiing already at Wild Mountain

Other ski areas could open up soon as we head into a chilly week.