Daytona Beach Florida mid April

colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 780 Solid Baller
Anybody have any advice for skiing near Daytona Beach in Mid April? I'll be out there and should have time to go get some sets in.

Thanks Paul B.
Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!

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  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 780 Solid Baller
    @OB1 I will be glad to tell @Wish you sent me. You do actually know him :D
    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,444 Mega Baller
    LaPoint Ski Park is about an hour away in beautiful downtown Orlando, and we would love to host you. The Clermont sites are about a half hour closer (Boris Laval, Swiss, Travers, Franz Oberlietner), but we tend to be less expensive at $30 a ride or $60 a lesson.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 780 Solid Baller
    @lpskier Thanks for the info. I will let you know as things shape up for the activities that I am in Florida for, get finalized.
    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 947 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I think lpskier has that backwards, LaPoints is half hour closer to you and easier. Not too many choices in the Daytona area except for that ski community in Deltona that I'm not too familiar with.
  • wtrskiorwtrskior Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    There is also the boarding school. Probably closest public for hire site. Easily one of the best sites anywhere
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,444 Mega Baller
    Clermont is further from Daytona? Huh. What do I know, I'm from New York! Well, skip what I said and come ski at LaPoint's!
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • theboardingschooltheboardingschool Posts: 115 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @colo_skier we are a little less than an hour from Daytona, but a really easy drive.

    2 courses, a new ProStar, and Freddie Winter coaching.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!
  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 780 Solid Baller
    edited April 2017
    Unfortunately I did not have all the free time I required and was unable to get to the boarding school. Maybe next time. I did however get to ski with lpskier at LaPoint's. As usual I skied my reasonably unimpressive ability and less. However everybody there was extremely nice, friendly and welcoming. The people there no how to ski and are very accommodating They have a very laid back atmosphere to the place and a great piece of water to ski on. I highly recommend that if you are in the Orlando area you visit the site and grab some sets if able. I wish I was in better ski shape and could thus perform better given the great site there. My thanks to John for hosting me and hope that Chris's leg heals quickly.
    Here is a quick view of the site. This was with a considerable wind blowing from the North (direction your looking) and it was still easily ski-able. It is an 8 ball course which for me was the first time I had skied one. Odd at first but then irrelevant, I now know I can ski badly on an 8 or 6 ball course.


    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 780 Solid Baller
    Unfortunately I did not have all the free time I required and was unable to get to the boarding school. Maybe next time. I did however get to ski with lpskier at LaPoint's. As usual I skied my reasonably unimpressive ability and less. However everybody there was extremely nice, friendly and welcoming. The people there no how to ski and are very accommodating They have a very laid back atmosphere to the place and a great piece of water to ski on. I highly recommend that if you are in the Orlando area you visit the site and grab some sets if able. I wish I was in better ski shape and could thus perform better given the great site there. My thanks to John for hosting me and hope that Chris's leg heals quickly.
    Here is a quick view of the site. This was with a considerable wind blowing from the North (direction your looking) and it was still easily ski-able. It is an 8 ball course which for me was the first time I had skied one. Odd at first but then irrelevant, I now know I can ski badly on an 8 or 6 ball course.

    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 780 Solid Baller
    Unfortunately I did not have enough free time to get to the boarding school. Hopefully next time. I do appreciate the offer though. I was able to ski with lpskier at LaPoints and as usual managed to ski remarkably impressively. I really need to make sure I am in ski shape and have more then 3 sets in 50 degree water under my belt before heading south to ski. Thank-you to John for putting up with my poor skiing. Everybody there was very welcoming and friendly and made it a really great place to throw down some sets. If you are in the Orlando area and get a chance to ski I would recommend contacting lpskier to see if they can accommodate some sets for you. The atmosphere there is very laid back and the level of skiing is really impressive (as long as I am not there). The site is really well wind protected so getting sets in was not a problem even with the strong winds. The course is an 8 ball course which was new to me but after a few passes was not an issue. I did however manage to prove that I can ski badly on both a 6 ball course and an 8 ball course. Thanks again to everyone that I met there and I hope that Chris's leg heals quickly and well. Here is a picture looking north with quite a good wind blowing from the direction the picture is looking at. The site as you can see is still really easily ski-able.
    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,444 Mega Baller
    Thanks Paul! Come back soon.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
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