Ski club near U of Richmond?

Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,986 Mega Baller
This may be the first of several inquiries along these lines!

My daughter is a senior in high school and would like to continue some water skiing while in college. She's a slalom beginner, but she can do the half course and suddenly has gotten very into it in the last couple of seasons.

She's considering the University of Richmond. Anybody know how/where one might ski around there?

I see that Corey is about an hour away in Bumpass. There also was/is a Richmond Water Ski Club, which surprisingly is only slightly closer. Do they still exist?
Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan

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  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,766 Mega Baller
    Yes, we “RWSC” are active and running.
    Than_Bogan
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,766 Mega Baller
    edited September 2018
    And yes, we are the closest to UR. The James river is good for skiing but there are no clubs or courses left on the river.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    I am sure you know your two neighbors are at Richmond.
    Mark Shaffer
    Than_Bogan
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,766 Mega Baller
    Can she drive?
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,986 Mega Baller
    Not really, but I do hope she'll be a shortline driver before she actually heads off to school.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,766 Mega Baller
    I have spent a fair amount of time at Corey’s place. I can’t say enough good things about the people, coaching and the atmosphere. It’s a chill place to hangout in between sets. Also, both lakes, the one at Corey’s and RWSC, ski great with plenty of set up room at both ends.
    santangelo
  • santangelosantangelo Posts: 192 Solid Baller
    In addition to RWSC and Peace, Love, and Waterskiing, Sparta, Virginia is also less than an hour north of Richmond. There are 4 private ski lakes within about 5 miles of each other and is where most tournaments are held. Great people up there and I'm sure would be willing to take guests.

    Here are two of them:
    TimberLake
    Lake Holly

    Good luck.
    Than_Bogan
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,986 Mega Baller
    Thanks! I've actually skied at both Holly and Timber and those are indeed sweeet!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • jwmorganjwmorgan Posts: 1
    Hi all, new to the Richmond area and curious if RWSC is still up, running, and skiing at Loch Cochrane. Willing to drive to a few of the places referenced here, but seeing as Cochrane is 30 min closer than most anything else on this list (and I couldn’t find much else online), I wanted to see what it’s status is. Thanks all!
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