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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.

2021 Event

The annual Thompson Snowkite festival is back again! The annual snowkite, paragliding and speedriding gathering is happening April 2-11. Snowkite clinics both Saturdays at 12PM.

The 2021 events are being held at Odyssey Lake at Mile 27 of the Richardson Highway.

 

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