What are the ski options around Boca Raton?

HortonHorton Posts: 24,609 Administrator
What are the ski options around Boca Raton?

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  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,570 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Horton, Chet Raley & Lake Hobe probably the closest, a bit further out at West Palm you have Okeeheelee, there are a few private lakes around, but I think they have closed doors unless you have contacts, Nelson Artruo and Miami Ski Club further down south.

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  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 336 Baller
    From what I understand, Arturo moved.
  • jetpilotg4jetpilotg4 Posts: 225 Baller
    Crystal lake in Deerfield beach with me or Bobby Pine
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,719 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    McGinness not that far away if still in operation.
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  • bkreisbkreis Posts: 258 Baller
    I can help in Miami
  • BRYBRY Posts: 552 Crazy Baller
    edited January 8
    Chet's is closest as actually in Boca, far west side.
    But for the area with courses, North to South:

    Palm Beach Water Sports - About 35 minutes from Boca (direct off I-95.) Literally right next to PBI. Pay per ride. Public site.

    Okeeheelee Park - About 45 minutes from Boca. Need own boat and permit ($80-$175yr) or hookup. Closed site.

    Lake Ida Park - About 20 minutes from Boca. Public, but i've been told there's a course on it. Never gone there myself, looks really busy from the freeway. Need own boat.

    Palm Beach Training Center (Chet's) - About 20 minutes from "downtown" Boca, 30 minutes to beach. Pay per ride. Closed site.

    Ski Rixen - About 15 minutes from Boca. Cable Park, pay per ride, not sure anyone ski's here all wakeboard? Closed site.

    LTS Wakeboard School - About 12 minutes from Boca. On Crystal Lake fore mentioned by @jetpilotg4. Really a wakeboard place but say they ski... Pay per ride. Public site.

    Gold Coast Water Ski Club - About 20 minutes from Boca. In Mills Pond Park (Public) but locked ramp, club access only. Need to join club, own boat helpful or hookup. Closed site.

    McGinnis WaterSki About 30 minutes from Boca. Pay per ride. Closed site.

    Greater Miami Ski Club/ - About 1 hour from Boca. Club access only so need membership (own boat very helpful) or hookup. Closed site.

    What I mean by closed site is no general boating going on around (or in) the course(s), they are ski only. There are a few private residential lakes around also but don't know of any right in Boca. Need to know an owner for those.

    These are the sites I know of with courses in SE FL around the PBI, FLL, MIA airport trifecta. A major airport very close to all these sites. The next ski sites North or East are about an hour or more from Okeeheelee so quite a ways from Boca.

    Anyone know of any other courses in the area please add to the list!

    @Horton, why the question? Coming for a visit or thinking of moving? I think Okeeheelee, Chet's or Miami are the sites you are really looking for.



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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,126 Open or 55K Rated Skier
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,609 Administrator
    I was planning a trip to Boca but it's on the back burner now.

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  • thagerthager Posts: 3,985 Mega Baller
    Whew!!!
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  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 765 Solid Baller
    @Dirt So It would seem you believe that I shouldn't let George at Chets know I know @Horton. Thanks for the heads up. George let me under the shade awning last time I was there.
    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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  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,482 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    It's always a good idea to pretend you don't know Horton
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,609 Administrator
    @BoneHead normally everything is @Dirt's fault but I'm pretty sure this controversy has your name written all over it

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