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Public slalom sites in Michigan

What are some public sites that have slalom courses in Michigan?


  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,127 Mega Baller
    Where are you located? Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to obtain a permit in Michigan, so there are not many courses on public lakes.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • WayneWayne Posts: 557 Solid Baller
    Whitmore Lake has a public access point and a the lakes ski team or club maintains the course. Pine Lake used to have a course, it may still have one but I’m not really sure the lake has a public access point.

    Public courses are pretty limited in the SE Michigan area. DNR makes it pretty hard to get a course in the water.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,566 Mega Baller
    Other big issue tons of lakes that have courses are "public" in the sense that you can portage a canoe in from a park but do not have a DNR boat launch. MI allows those launches owned by property owners to gate/chain so you cannot use the launch.
  • WoodySkierWoodySkier Posts: 151 Baller
    There are lots but most people don’t advertise where they are at...
  • NSskiNSski Posts: 3
    We are going to try to vacation in Michigan (anywhere is fine, we were looking at northern or western as a starting point) instead of Lake Norris. We ski at a private lake in Ohio during the season, so I would like to point my family in the direction of a lake with a course.
  • KimbymonKimbymon Posts: 124 Crazy Baller
    @NSski long lake in traverse city has a course tucked on the side of one the islands on the lake.
  • NSskiNSski Posts: 3
    Great, thank you so much! Do Leelanau or walloon have courses? Or are those lakes big choppy water?
  • WayneWayne Posts: 557 Solid Baller
    @NSski just curious if you're looking for something different or specifically want to vacation in Michigan?
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 787 Mega Baller
    Walloon used to have a course but not sure it's still there. Beautiful lake and you can find ski-able water in the mornings.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,589 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    There are at least two threads for Forest Lake near the top of the list. The Holland/Sugatuck area Is nice. Easy trip to Lake Michigan lots to do and a great ski lake.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • FabienneLenaFabienneLena Posts: 8 New Baller
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