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Lakes nearby Fresno

Hi guys, really happy to be part of this team at ballofspray!!
I just moved from Chile (Southamerica) to Fresno and I really interested on keep training.
Is there any lake nearby Fresno I can go for a set?



  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 783 Mega Baller
    edited January 7
    Fellow Chilean! I know a a few but not sure how to access. There is Wolf Lakes in Fresno, another near Sanger off Belmont. 1 in Visalia but not sure on name. 1 in Porterville believe called Packett lake. 1 in Madera .1 in Lemoore, used to be two , but one’s now a surfing wave lake. Or you can drive North and ski at my place and have empandas for lunch ! Lol
  • Fastguy888Fastguy888 Posts: 39 Baller
    Not sure their is a course directly near or around Fresno but lots of Private Lakes 1.5 hours south in Arvin, CA / Additionally 2 hours North around Sacramento Most all require membership or making friends with members.
  • BCMBCM Posts: 267 Baller
    When I lived in Fresno a decade ago I spoke to a few people who skied in the area (Wolf I believe) and skied at a site outside Kerman as well as Sunrise in Lemoore. I don't have contact information for the sites anymore, but they are there and rumor has it at least some of them are active. There is also a site outside Oakdale, Sunspray I believe is the name, great group of folks, about an hour closer than Sacramento.

    There is a public lake site on New Melones reservoir, about 2 hours north, you will need a boat and it isn't the greatest skiing site but its a fun and welcoming group of people. There used to be a course on Don Pedro as well but I am not sure it that club is still around. About a decade ago I skied at Modesto Reservoir as well, not sure what the status is there, but it skied well and was a good group.
  • Fastguy888Fastguy888 Posts: 39 Baller
    @BCM Not trying to highjack the tread but had some fun looking for the Lemoore lake. Always amazes me how many purpose build ski lakes are hidden in California. Turns out 1 of the 2 lakes is now the infamous Kelly Slater Surf Ranch! I always though this was in Northern California and didn't know they built it repurposing a ski lake.
  • Nautique99Nautique99 Posts: 10 Baller
    Check out this website:

    I've found it useful in finding ski sites. If accurate, it looks like there are 3 sites in the immediate Fresno area.
  • Susan_from_KermanSusan_from_Kerman Posts: 1 New Baller
    I have a private lake west of Kerman. I have some members. I am considering a couple more members this year. You can email me at [email protected] I am in Costa Rica for the winter but can call you if you would like to talk about it. Susan
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,612 Mega Baller
    @Fastguy888 They purchased the lake next door as well and run a surf boat over there
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