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Any slalom courses near or on Big Lake MN

WishWish Posts: 7,981 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
Basically between Twin Cities and St Cloud off i10 City of Big Lake and Big Lake itself.
>>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<

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  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 347 Crazy Baller
    I do not know of any in that area.There used to be a course on the Briggs chain of lakes off why 25 which would be north of Big Lake,however, not sure if it is still there.Trophy lakes in Center City and New Germany would have a course however they are north and west of the Twin Cities.
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • SkiOrDieSkiOrDie Posts: 43 Baller
    There usually is one on Rice Lake in Maple Grove. You can see it from I94. Doesn't meet your Big Lake criteria though. I don't know of anything further north along Hwy 10 or the I94 raceway.
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 517 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2017
    If you find any let me know please. I've considered moving that way several times, but the abundance of courses in the SW metro keep me here. I work in Elk River so I would love to find a few ski partners there.

    The one on Rice Lake is in. I drive past it on my way to work. Never seen it used, but it went in about 2-3 weeks ago.
  • dtm8119dtm8119 Posts: 174 Baller
    @BrennanKMN you must have found your new tug. Used to see a TSC1 heading south on 11 when heading home periodically - just saw a newer one the other day now!
    Dan Cloutier
  • LarsLars Posts: 168 Baller
    I think rice lake is a private lake, no public access.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,496 Mega Baller
    edited June 2017
    Which rice lake is this, the one in Stearns county?
    rice lake Stearns

    Never mind, it is that little pond in Maple Grove that we used to jump our bikes into when I was a kid. No public launch for motor boats, only carry in boats.
    ricelake.homestead.com/Old_RLAA_index.html

    Says the course is owned by a ski club
    May 1, 2017 - Slalom Course has been set up for the season


    The resident ski club has put out the course in a similar location as last year on the north side of the uninhabited peninsula.The club typically uses the course in the early morning hours when the weather is calm.

    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
    Wish
  • WishWish Posts: 7,981 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Bump. Will be up ther this Monday. Any ideas or contacts? Willing to free ski as well. Would like to make a connection as I'll be there for the week of the 4th.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • MayhemMayhem Posts: 13 Baller
    The rice lake guys are around here. They have a nice setup.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,842 Mega Baller
    Used to be a course in Diamond Lake near Rogers,MN. I skied there with John Koskinemi
    occasionally until I moved. No idea if still there. Always welcome here but it is a long drive.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • WishWish Posts: 7,981 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I emailed the Rice Lake Area Association in hopes that they can put me in touch with that ski club. Rice is 30mn from BL so that would be ideal. If anyone have a contact for that club please PM me.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 347 Crazy Baller
    @Wish IF u want to ski come to my place about 100 miles from big lake.Call me...Ron 218-851-2801
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • LarsLars Posts: 168 Baller
    Can't help you much either, I'm 50 miles from there and on public water infested with surf boats. Hope you find something!
  • MickskiMickski Posts: 5 Baller
    I'm on Crooked Lake in Andover. I have a portable course and an X14. Always looking for new people to ski with!
    Wish
  • mxhideoutmxhideout Posts: 14 Baller
    I'm 10 minutes from crooked lake; didn't know anyone had one there. I've only skied the course a couple times and would love to get some more experience. I've just been free-skiing up in Isanti with my dad and sister.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,981 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2018
    @Mickski that's only 32mn away. I'll take u up on that offer. MUCH appreciated.

    No contact from the Rice Lake folks after reaching out. Will keep my fingers crossed and try again at some point.

    So after being at the folks for several days and pontooning around and around just lookn for that one ski boat that's just gotta be there...and boom, out from under a covered boat lift peaked a MC Sportster. Must have pontooned by it 5x and never saw it tucked up under that cover. After nervously knocking on their door, the next thing I know I'm using this generous skiers vest, ski, rope boat and having an absolute blast free skiing and driving for him as well. No course but the time on the water was outstanding.



    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    RAWSkirobmollysilverlake
  • MayhemMayhem Posts: 13 Baller
    I assumed you where looking for course time and a ZO boat. My boat is on the lift in good ski spot (no course). If you make it back up I'll definitely give you a pull if the water isn't solid.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,981 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Mayhem to be honest after touring the folks lake over and over, I was convinced there were no ski boats on the lake. Hardly any wake boats. Like 95% pontoons. Was glad to find one. Free skiing is great and I gain a lot from it but am a buoy head for sure and willing to drive a bit to find a course.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,527 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    @Wish you are about 45 minutes from TLE 4 in New Germany
    Shut up and ski
    Wish
  • WishWish Posts: 7,981 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @MS ...gonna miss skiing with you guys. I'll have to make a day of it at some point and head your way.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,527 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    No prob. I got connections for you at TLE4 if u need
    Shut up and ski
    Wish[Deleted User]
  • skibumsamskibumsam Posts: 72 Baller
    30 minutes west of Big Lake trying to establish something in the Clear Lake area for next season. College student at school with no team (Duluth). Coming back from 2X shoulder repair last three seasons
    Wishrobmollysilverlake
  • WishWish Posts: 7,981 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2018
    Clear Lake as in the one between ST Cloud and BL. Heck that's so close I can even help with course instal if I'm up there. There used to be a course on Lake Briggs or so I've been told.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • skibumsamskibumsam Posts: 72 Baller
    @Wish oops. Meant to type Clearwater as I'm off of CO rd 8, but we are still in the vicinity. I ride bike past lake Briggs & always busy by my eye. No course that I've been able to see from the road.

    Id love to get set up ~20min from home or less. One of those lakes bound by Clearwater, Clear Lake & Saint cloud?
  • NandoNando Posts: 557 Crazy Baller
    @Wish, if you're heading to Big Lake from the airport, give me a call and we'll give you a pull- it is on the way. My skiing is defiling your former board, but even though my performance is stuck in a horrible rut, I love that ski.
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