|Camas Prairie, ID(elevation 5400ft)
From Mtn Home travel on HWY US-20 for 29 miles. At this point you have climbed the last steep grade and the Hwy now
enters the Camas(welcome to snowkite Heaven). Continue heading East on Hwy US-20 for 5.5 miles. Keep your eyes on
the North side of the road, you will see a small structure dubbed "the warming hut". Turn north into parking area. Park at
the far West end. This location is called Malcomson Snowpark. If you are coming from Fairfield on US-20 it is 21 miles to
the snowpark. It is privately own, but a public access easement is held by Elmore County, and Malcomson Snowpark is
620 acres, bordered by public land to the north, and private land to the East and West. This means kiters and snowmobilers
are actually trespassing most of the time. However, adjacent land owners are aware of this and have granted unspoken
permission for the past 25 years. Given that we respect the land. i.e. Not littering, destroying fences, or endangering
snowmobilers, it is ours to use. With that said the true size of the kitable land is about 15,000 Acres!
Please respect the use of this land to ensure our future access!
Ideal Winds: W or E. but works in all wind directions. The most common winds are West. E winds are typically
strong!(20-30mph), or totally flat (2-11mph).
Hazards: Early/late season riders should watch for rocky out crops, lone fence posts, and 3 eyed snow leopards. With a 3
ft. snow base this area is 99.9% hazard free. Great for beginners, and advanced riders will find plenty of interesting terrain
and endless powder pockets.
Launch: You can launch almost anywhere, but we recommend walking 500 ft. North of parking lot to avoid congestion,
and reduce the risk to spectators in parking area. Kiters here pat themselves on the head for assisted landings, and if
Kite sizes: Bring everything from a 6 meter to a 16 meter. Most common kite is a 13m.