Public Slalom Courses in Montana and Idaho

SkiNautiquerSkiNautiquer Posts: 2 New Baller
My family and I will be doing a cross country move from Washington to Massachusetts and are towing our boat along the way. We’re hoping to ski a few courses along the way in Montana or Idaho. Anyone have any suggestion? I saw there may be a course on Lake Pend Oreille? Thanks in advance!


  • FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 175 Baller
    edited July 7
    There is a course on the river on Pend Oreille. I know that the owners are on here. I’ll let them chime in if they’d like.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,904 Mega Baller
    Going to be Hot across the north desert this time of year.
    Done it a couple times pulling a boat. Air pressure check. Grease dispenser, extra hub assembly, cheap floor jack from harbor freight and a few blocks of timber, ratchet strap and duck tape. spare new tire and rim...maybe two if it is a tandem.
    I would run that montana, Dakota route at night.
    Probably try and find public course closer to midwest central states. If there are any courses on montana public waters up and functioning Sealy7Swan? Lake 5? it will be way off the beaten path. However you might be able to snag a guest ride at Rosewater in Kalispell. or in Helena at no wake.
    Another site near Cody wy.
    Have a safe trip.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • BKistlerBKistler Posts: 87 Baller
    Yes. Check out Rosewater.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 7,070 Mega Baller
    And welcome to Massachusetts when you get here!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • buechsrbuechsr Posts: 202 Baller
    Might be a bit south out of the way, but black butte ranch near Twin Falls Idaho is a 2 lake setup. Boise has same. Also a lake near Sun Valley, Idaho. Can't help further north across Idaho panhandle though.
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 1,153 Crazy Baller
    I’m at Rosewater
    Flathead valley kalispell mt

    3 hrs off I-90 both ways towing a boat

  • VermontSkierVermontSkier Posts: 62 Baller
    @skinautiquer not much help for public courses in Montana and Idaho, but if you are close to the Vermont border come ski with us in Brattleboro. We have a sweet course setup on the CT river.
  • GaryJanzigGaryJanzig Posts: 202 Baller
    edited July 7
    @skinautiquer If you are on I80 heading east in PA just past the Ohio border. I can give you a pull. The lake is near the intersection of I80 and I79(15 minute drive). 1994 Ski Nautique with Stargazer 3 event and zbox. Slalom course on the lake. Send me a private message if you are going to be close to the area.
  • SkiNautiquerSkiNautiquer Posts: 2 New Baller
    Wow, although I’ve spent a lot of time on the BoS forums I’ve never actually posted. You all are truly an amazing group of people and I’m always thankful to be a part of such an amazing community! This will be our second time making the XC trip with the boat, with many other long hauls under our belt. I’ve got two spare tires, extra inner/outer bearings/races, a jack and all associated tools to get out of a sticky situation.

    I have a few skiing friends that will be towing a second boat to join my family on the first leg of the journey which is why i’m most interested in skiing in MT/ID but depending on the timing of our trip I may reach out to others who have offered. If you’re ever in CT my family has a small place on Coventry Lake and I’d be happy to return the favor!
  • clausyclausy Posts: 3
    I-94 , north Tappen, ND. Two private courses Allow access. Get a hold of me
  • BKistlerBKistler Posts: 87 Baller
    Forgot to mention Broadside Harbor in Caldwell, ID near Boise. Site of 2016 Nationals.
  • vtjcvtjc Posts: 310 Solid Baller
    Enjoy your trip east. I am up in Northwestern Vermont.

    The Google Earth file maybe another resource for planning our route.
  • skinutskinut Posts: 450 Solid Baller
    Helena, MT has two lakes(No Wake Lake). If you're in SE Idaho we have access to a few sites.
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,863 Mega Baller
    Welcome to the 860 !
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