Biz Q&A: Colorado Kite Force |

Biz Q&A: Colorado Kite Force

Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk Anton Rainold

Q. What type of business do you operate – what do you sell, or what service do you provide?A. We are a full service snowkite shop that sells kites, accessories and apparel. Anton Rainold, manager of the business, is certified to instruct and holds classes daily for both private and group lessons. Advanced booking is required. Q. Where are you from and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?A. Anton call Frisco home. The business was opened after seeing a potential in the sport last winter.

Q. What experience do you have in this field?A. Anton is certified for both water and snow kiting. In years past, he grew up sailing and windsurfing and has also taught snowboarding at Copper Mountain and Breckenridge.Q. What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?

A. Lucky for us, we are getting in at the start of a new thing. So, there aren’t too many people doing this. Also, we will be the only ones with a permit issued to teach on Dillon Reservoir.Q. What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?A. All types of people with a taste for adventure and excitement. It is a sport you can keep at your own personal level within a high level of accomplishment.

Q. Why did you choose to open where you did?A. We love Frisco. It’s the center of everything. When Anton saw the available unit, he couldn’t resist.Q. What are your plans for your company’s future?A. The sky’s the limit, literally. Not only do we snowkite on the reservoir but anywhere with open space. Above treeline is amazing and the backcountry is a whole other element.

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