Southeastern Wisconsin Course Skiing

jsullyjsully Posts: 13 New Baller
Hi all,
I'm an open water skier looking for a place to learn course skiing locally in the Milwaukee/Waukesha WI area. With the weather finally permitting some skiing, I figured I'd look around for a spot. Does anyone know of courses in this area?

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  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,112 Mega Baller
    Two Private sites in Dousman Wi.
    Public water course just over the border at Dutch Creek on the Fox River Chain.
    Pay to ski site at Lauries Quarry near Volo Illinois.
    Not sure if there is still a course on the Milwaukee River
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,805 Mega Baller
    Neosho millpond
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
    teammalibushoeskiman
  • jsullyjsully Posts: 13 New Baller
    @UWSkier thats perfect, only 25 minutes from me. Any idea when the course goes in?
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,805 Mega Baller
    edited April 7
    Usually in in the spring. I haven't been out there in a really long time. Mike King used to be one of the primary caretakers of that course. I don't have his contact info but if you ask around down there (try Tinus maybe) you might be able to get connected. Might also try Hans Weissgerber (owner of Edelweiss and a couple lake country restaurants (like Golden Mast)). He used to pull NSL learn-to-ski events out there a lot several years ago.
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 817 Crazy Baller
    Used to be a huge active club in Janesville. Rock Aqua Jays. Their site was used for show tournaments often. They would know what's anywhere in the area as well if they are still around.
  • jsullyjsully Posts: 13 New Baller
    Perfect I’ll do some asking around. Thank you very much!
  • JetsetrJetsetr Posts: 496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 8
    Planning on keeping my boat on the lake this summer, have an EZ Slalom to splash with enough help.
    Western Kenosha County...Lily Lake/Lily Lake Resort.
    They installed a spillway on the lake last fall so high water/no wake should not be an issue.
    Due to my work sked, I have only 2 -3 days notice of when I will be off.
    Course will be installed during the week, weekends are too busy on the lake. Due to the rules here course must be removed daily. Really nice boat launch and the resort has great food.
    Will have my pontoon boat for setting the course.
    I have the PM’s for the people that are interested in skiing, would prefer not to use my boat as a “club boat” (BYOB) but if only a couple of skiers come out we can work something out.
    This would be for FUN/beginner course skiers welcome (I suck at course skiing) if you’re hard core this probably isn’t for you, and there are other courses available in the area for you. I ski for fun and the personal satisfaction, the only way to improve at course skiing is to course ski...you have to be in a course to get better...
    teammalibu
  • PeterAKPeterAK Posts: 58 Baller
    Hey @Jetsetr I hope I'm on your PM list! Happy to bring my PS190 down as a tug--ordering Perfect Pass today. I've never been in a course and am eager to try it.
    Milwaukee and Waupaca, WI -- Let me know if you are in the area and want to get together to ski!
  • jsullyjsully Posts: 13 New Baller
    @Jetsetr there's a potential I could make the trip down from Waukesha this summer. Keep me updated on plans. I'm interested in learning the course.
    Jetsetr
  • JetsetrJetsetr Posts: 496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @PeterAK yes....yes you are...
    Course skiing is a challenge for sure...I know enough to be dangerous but can get you heading in the right direction...
    PeterAK
  • mlangemlange Posts: 234 Baller
    @UWSkier is right. Neosho is what you want. It really is an old mill pond so there's LOTS of sediment. Besides for a couple of jet skiers and one other boat there was nothing on the pond the last time I was there 6-7 years ago so you'll have the place to yourselves most days. Surprisingly good launch for a mill pond right at the park on the south side w/ a good dock. Don't wander anywhere outside the course. It's very shallow in a number of spots. Last I heard an old MC promo guy (Chad?) lived on the pond and took over the course. I'm assuming he's still out there.

    The course has been in a few different places over the years and running in a couple of different directions. Get great water regardless of how it's set up. Launch is where the arrow points to in this picture.


  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,805 Mega Baller
    you might be able to drive out and see if the course is in if you walk up the hill byt the cemetary just to the right of the launch arrow.

    If Chad lives out there, I can connect you. Good ski buddy of mine bought his '08 197.
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
  • DyscoDysco Posts: 77 Baller
    It might be worth your time and money to travel down to Liquid Edge, just down in IL. Doug is set up to teach almost every level of skier through the course.
    Certainly wish there were more options open in the state for courses.
  • jsullyjsully Posts: 13 New Baller
    @UWSkier I checked it out yesterday afternoon and as of right now no course is in yet. However no dock was in at the launch either so it might just be too early to tell at this point.


    @Dysco you're right it would be nice to have some more ski courses in the area with the amount of lakes up here
  • mlangemlange Posts: 234 Baller
    Follow up to @UWSkier ... Mike King moved to Utah.
  • steeliejunkiesteeliejunkie Posts: 13 New Baller
    I drove out there last weekend and the dock was in at the boat launch but still no course. Would love to know if anyone had any other updates.
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,112 Mega Baller
    Went to a Barefoot tourney at Neosho Pond about 40 years ago!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • steeliejunkiesteeliejunkie Posts: 13 New Baller
    Anybody know if this course got put in this year? I drove out again in May and it wasn't there yet. Hoping it gets put in, as we are looking for a course to ski that is reasonably close.
  • r_maniakr_maniak Posts: 22 Baller
    I used to ski tournaments (and barefoot 8s) at Neosho Millpond. I've not seen nor heard of a course there in years. A group on Tichigan put in a course on a really remote area of the lake, but that ONE guy had to complain, so no more course. Options these days are quite limited. I bought OffCourse and it serves as great alternative!
  • braindamagebraindamage Posts: 243 Baller
    @r_maniak where do you ski and how do you like the off course? We ski on Lac LaBelle and I’m strongly considering it.
  • steeliejunkiesteeliejunkie Posts: 13 New Baller
    We mainly ski on middle and lower Genesee. Thinking about the off course as well. Just have not pulled the trigger yet.
  • JetsetrJetsetr Posts: 496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Radar Demo Day July 6 10am-6pm
    Lily Lake Resort, western Kenosha County
    Course will be IN for this event.
    More info coming very soon.
  • r_maniakr_maniak Posts: 22 Baller
    @braindamage - we ski on Lauderdale (Elkhorn) and we really like the offcourse.
    braindamage
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 817 Crazy Baller
    @r_maniak - I grew up on Lauderdale, helped build the only slalom course even installed there in the early 70's. I'm sure I could find the original anchors today. My sister and brother in law still live there. Used to be a BIG ski club presence there back in the day. I love Lauderdale.
    r_maniak
  • jsullyjsully Posts: 13 New Baller
    @braindamage great to see another Lac La Belle skier on here
    braindamage
  • braindamagebraindamage Posts: 243 Baller
    @jsully we usually ski early am. Mine is a white/blue Txi and my buddy has a black/red MC TT.
  • jsullyjsully Posts: 13 New Baller
    @braindamage I’ll wave you down if I ever see you out there. Depending on the day I’m on my friends 99 response or my 93 American Skier. I’m out there teaching kids how to ski at the summer camp on the northwest end during the day.
    braindamage
  • McFireMcFire Posts: 1
    Anyone know / hear anything on if the course was ever put in in Neosho Pond? Still looking for a slalom course in the Milwaukee area. Thanks
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