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Must do winter ski vacations.

BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,614 Mega Baller
Being the dead of winter what are your "top 5" destination winter water ski vacations (we can skip things like all inclusives that have a clapped out prostar doing donuts on the ocean).


  • Cooper_TrelawneyCooper_Trelawney Posts: 194 Baller
    @BraceMaker I have to think that Gordon Rathbun's villa and lagoon in Acapulco would be at the top of the list. That would be my dream winter ski vacation.
  • dbskidbski Posts: 327 Crazy Baller
    I'll second Gordon's place, been fortunate to go there. The best low stress/high fun vacation you'll ever take!
    Rick Bohn
  • NikolGNikolG Posts: 112 Baller
    Saint Martin in the Carribean for slalom/trick! Brigitte and Laurent are top notch and the island is wonderful for families. Ski in the morning and explore in the afternoon or vice versa!
  • Not_The_PugNot_The_Pug Posts: 647 Crazy Baller
    Costa RIco to ski with Jim is awesome. Ski in the morning, then a great lunch and then some tourist activity.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,614 Mega Baller
    @dbski is Acapulco too much skiing for midwinter? Don't burn out in 3 days?
  • dbskidbski Posts: 327 Crazy Baller
    Depending on age and your shape it can be. A serious off season workout schedule really helps. One of the biggest problems are your hands. The water is very warm and I've seen peoples hands toast after 3 days, so bad they have to stop skiing. Gordon has Clinchers on hand that has allowed people to keep skiing. Do what ever you can to keep your hands toughened up. I did pull-ups with a handle attached to the wall and no gloves. The best solution is to not go crazy on the first couple days, easier said than done after not skiing for a couple of months. One word of caution, if you get a blister on your hands don't let anyone around you with a lemon!
    Rick Bohn
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,614 Mega Baller
    Years ago I attempted a mid Winter Bennett trip. Returned to the tundra with hands toast and sunburnt feet. The feet were the limiting factor at the end of the week
  • dbskidbski Posts: 327 Crazy Baller
    The last time I went to Paradise I was in my mid-50's and skied the whole week with no problem. First couple days only 2 sets and after that 3. Another cool thing Gordon does is having a couple massage therapist show up at the ski site in the afternoon at the conclusion of skiing. Sun is not a big problem as there is a great palapa at the ski site that provides wonderful shade.
    Rick Bohn
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 843 Mega Baller
    edited January 2020
    • TE WakeNSki outside of Bangkok
    • Boca Laguna on Lake Chapala, south of Guadalajara
    • Haven't been but want to try EntreDosAguas north of Acapulco
    For me, in the dead of winter, I'm just trying to get some time on the water, meaning (a) I'm probably not in good enough ski shape to take more than 1-2 sets (am I ever!?), and (b) coaching will probably be lost on me, because my consistency will be off (hard to work on a moving target).
  • LazLaz Posts: 349 Solid Baller
    Does anyone know anything about the Catalina ski lake in Dominican Republic? What about accommodations? The hotels on the beach in Boca Chica look a little iffy.
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