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Irvine California Ski Lakes

jcrossjcross Posts: 8 Baller
Looking to find out if there is any great ski lakes and ski clubs in the Irvine California area. Might be relocating there and will need a place to ski and live. Thanks for the help

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  • SocalWaterSkiSocalWaterSki Posts: 60 Baller
    Canyon lake… but that's a bit far
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,459 Crazy Baller
    There may be a membership available at the Quarry Ski Club in Corona, CA. Check with @baja on this site.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,535 Administrator
    Wet Set ski club is always an option

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  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 604 Crazy Baller
    Is anyone experiencing the severe drought on ski lakes in California? The drought has been on the NBC Nightly news for the last few evenings.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,535 Administrator
    My wife works in agriculture. she says farmers in some parts on the state are for sure in trouble. Here in Bakersfield we do not have an issue that I am aware of.

    We are worried about the state disallowing private lakes for recreation so many of the lakes do some fish farming.

    If you want to see how wacky our government is Google "delta smelt". That is the tiny fish that is F'ing California's water system.

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  • bajabaja Posts: 240 Baller
    The Irvine area has plenty of great places to live but none of them are on ski lakes. Canyon Lake is a great community an hour away but drive time commutes into Irvine will be substantially longer. The Quarry in Corona is 30 minutes from Irvine, opposite traffic, and generally has great conditions until 2pm. Less than a dozen members, all are very active in the summer and about half are active year round ( I skied 4 times this week and am heading out again this morning ). Weekends are actually the lightly used days. I'd be happy to host you @jcross when you come out to visit. You can PM me here or text/call my mobile at 714, three three zero, thirty-five hundred.
  • jcrossjcross Posts: 8 Baller
    @baja thanks so much for the information and the invite. In early stages now just trying to see what's out there. When you say conditions good until 2pm are you saying wind low lake out int the afternoon and evening. Are you a member at The Quarry? Any suggestions on neighborhoods in the Corona area. Thanks again you have been very helpful!
  • bajabaja Posts: 240 Baller
    @jcross , yes I'm a member at the Quarry. The wind comes up in the afternoon in the summer. I ski 3 or 4 days a week, rarely on weekends, never have skied past 2:30. You don't want to live in Corona if you will be working in Irvine. Traffic for morning commutes are horrible coming into Orange County and are reversed in the afternoons. You could live in Yorba Linda and have an decent commute to work and 20 minutes to Quarry in morning. Look at an online map to get the layout. Switch to satellite view The Quarry is very near the intersection of the 91 freeway and the 15 freeway. The go to www.sigalert.com for real time traffic. Select traffic for Orange County. Look at it in mornings and evenings on weekdays and you'll get educated on where you don't want to live.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,585 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    I live in San Diego and ski out in the desert. Awesome conditions. Waterskiing in Socal seems to involve lots of travel time. PM me if you want to check out my lakes.
    Eric
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,172
    @Horton - that's the first I've heard of the Delta Smelt situation - what a mess! I can't imagine what it cost to divert 150 billion gallons of water. Sure the farmers are ecstatic about that little move
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,535 Administrator
    edited February 2014
    @Texas6 That whole deal is an example of how totally screwed the US Government is. I try not to allow anyone to talk politics on this site but that deal is beyond astounding.

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  • Butte-SkiButte-Ski Posts: 23 Baller
    IMO

    In Nor-Cal the snow pack on Friday was 12% of normal. Three years of below average rain/snow fall, will be very costly this summer. Agriculture is sure to suffer. Unless we get hammered with rain and snow the next couple of months.
    Its not the smelt thats screwing up the water wars in the delta. It's pure greed and has been for 40 years.

    Horton Thanks for the awesome site.
  • CommuterfisherCommuterfisher Posts: 83 Baller
    Another option is Carlsbad Lagoon. I keep my Malibu stored there. For me it's 10 minutes away. Weekdays very few users. Weekends have to be out of the water by 8:30 am during spring and summer. 45 minute to 1 hour drive from Irvine.
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