For a high-speed rush on skis, go fly a kite
Ottawa Citizen, February 2011
This article talkes about kite skiing, a relatively new winter activity that is becoming more and more popular. If you have a large open field or a frozen lake on a windy winter day, you are all set. You need a pair of skiis or a snowboard, and a large kite. It's similar to water skiing or wakeboarding, but instead of a boat, you are being pulled my the wind. Many people turn kite skiing into an extreme sport, adding things like jumps to give them an extra adrenaline boost.
If you have the ability to ski or snowboard, kite skiing is not hard to learn. Anyone can become comfortable with the sport within 1 to 2 days. I really enjoyed this article because I had never heard of kite skiing before, and it is something that I would be interested to try. I think a sport that combines flying a kite, a favourite summer activity, with skiing or snowboarding, classic Canadian winter sports, would definently be worth trying!