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Alaska Kite Festival

Held in Thompson Pass every April, speed-gliding and paragliding athletes from around the world demonstrate acrobatic skills and compete for prizes in the Alaska Kite Festival. The festival also features snowkite instructional clinics for beginners.

2022 Event

The annual Thompson Snowkite festival is back again! The annual snowkite, paragliding and speedriding gathering is happening April 1-10. The 2022 events are being held at Odyssey Lake at Mile 27 of the Richardson Highway. In addition to races and competitions, the festival is also offering a bonfire, party and raffle this year. For more information contact Alaska Kite Adventures at

Clinic Schedule

Both the Men's and Women's Snowkite Clinics will be held at noon on Saturday April 2 and at noon on Saturday April 9. 

a poster for a snowkite festival