this makes me sad

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  • richfosterrichfoster Posts: 149 Baller
    Oh man! That is sad. Makes me feel guilty for complaining about the crappy conditions we’ve had so far this year. At least our lake is full.
  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 738 Crazy Baller
    Are you aware of the reasoning behind this @Horton ?
  • Cooper_TrelawneyCooper_Trelawney Posts: 419 Crazy Baller
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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,881 Mega Baller
    Drought issues?
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,895 Mega Baller
    that would be a sad place to live
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  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 1,020 Mega Baller
    This one is about 35 minutes up from me just south of Chico Ca. Never took off. They tried to sell a few lots and no one bought. Last i heard its a rice field.

  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 1,020 Mega Baller
    You can also add the lakes in Davis, Middletown and Red Bluff as dried up ski lakes.
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 738 Mega Baller
    I can't believe noone would buy lot's there. what's not to like.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,941 Administrator
    this is not a good trend. The lake I posted is in central California. I don't know anything about it.

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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,929 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @bigtex2011 probably the price tag.
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  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 1,020 Mega Baller
    Yea The lake I posted about the price tag was way off I think. It was over 12 years ago and they were asking 250,000 for the lot with no power, no well, no septic. It’s also pretty far away from any job market. At the time it would’ve been an hour and a half one way commute for me.
  • dbresseldbressel Posts: 46 Baller
    Lake posted @horton is in Madera, CA. about an hour from Yosemite. Sold some time ago and has been dry since; probably 8-10 years ago. Lake was unprotected from wind and had a E-W setting which was terrible for sun in the AM and PM; but it was fun to ski and the original owners were great.
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,342 Mega Baller
    @dbressel do you know why it's dry? Availability of water, new owners not skiers so don't pay to pump, ...?
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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,393
    edited April 27
    I remember that place on the market like 2012-2014 time frame I think. Had a sweet house with a 6 or 8 car garage. But wasn't it two owners, divided across the middle of the lake? One owned one end of the lake. The other owned the opposite end of the lake. Probably made for an interesting sharing arrangement.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • WishWish Posts: 8,603 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    In FL. I skied with the guy that built it and was the single owner. Fun years skiing there. Then the market crashed/housing bubble and he walked away. Sad as it sat unsold and unused for so long, that vines were growing up the walls of the mansion. To this day I believe it goes unused. 20’ deep and crystal clear water. 😕

    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • dbresseldbressel Posts: 46 Baller
    @ski6jones not specifically; but water in the Valley is always an issue.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,338 Mega Baller
    How many 10's of 1000's of $ a year to pump it full?
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,338 Mega Baller
    @LoopSki atleast if it was a rice field you could ski it a few weeks a year.
  • garyh20skigaryh20ski Posts: 13 Baller
    @LoopSki I am one of the 2 owners of the Ski Lake in Middletown and it is not and has never been dry. Not sure where you got that information....
  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 1,020 Mega Baller
    @garyh20ski my mistake , I meant Hopland. Got those two towns mixed up.
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 1,039 Mega Baller
    @Wish where in FL is that spot?
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,545 Mega Baller

    Near Deland/New Smyrna area.

    In Google Earth:

    29° 3'19.53"N
    81° 3'30.95"W

    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.

  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 397 Crazy Baller
    edited April 28

    Used to ski this one a bit before the government shut it down because it ruined the environment.........

    30-40 min east of Seattle
  • escmanazeescmanaze Posts: 964 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Well, from a trend perspective, I can tell you that the lots here in Utah have recently appreciated at ridiculous levels. So at least the trend isn't completely a nationwide thing.
  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 878 Mega Baller
    @Mike Gile I had heard of a lake that was built quite awhile ago but didn't go through the proper permit process and so it was killed - is this the same lake?
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,847 Mega Baller
    edited April 29

    This lake, with water, is 13 miles from my house. Empty of people
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  • EFWEFW Posts: 187 Baller
    Sad????? Waterskiing?? We don't live in the Ukraine.
    --THAT IS SAD--
  • DanoDano Posts: 249 Solid Baller
    @Drago is there no skiing on that lake? What is the reason?
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