I posted a couple of weeks ago looking for suggestions on where to ski near Universal Studios over the past weekend. Obviously there are lots of great sites in the Orlando area including Andy's site. Eric Kolb (@SkiKolb)
sent me a message inviting me to come out to the new site Eric and Kris Lapoint are developing freshly named Lapoint Ski Park. My son and I made plans to meet Eric and his family at the site on Friday around 2.
We pulled in right behind Eric and as we got out of the car Taylor Woosley was finishing up a set with her mom Jennifer Lapoint driving. A few minutes later Kris Lapoint pulled in. Matt and I both skied two sets on Friday in awesome conditions. While we were there Boris Laval of MC Skis stopped by to see the lake and rode in the boat when my son skied his second set. As we were leaving Jennifer and Eric said to let them know if we were interested in skiing again before we left. On Saturday I asked if they were planning to be out at the lake on Sunday and we set up a 4 pm time which I thought was awesome of them given that it was Easter Sunday.
Sunday turned into a very cool afternoon. We got there around 4 and Taylor and Jen were just getting a set in. While Jen was on the water a Jeep pulled in and Matt said that looks like Will Asher and indeed it was. Matt skied with KLP driving and got a couple of tips. I skied then the highlight for me was getting to see Will ski live. My son Matt got to ride in the boat and listen to KLP and Will talk skiing while Will was skiing. Will ran a couple of 39s which according to Matt looked easier than me running 22. After the set Will signed Matt's ski which was very cool.
There was a big crowd of Ohio folks there including @ScarletArrow
. It was great to meet some people you only see on line.
If you are in Orlando and are looking to get a few sets in I highly recommend Lapoint Ski Park. The site is 2.9 miles from Universal and is very well protected from the wind. It was a great affordable way to get a few early season sets in. They can be found on Facebook by searching for Lapoint Ski Park or I am sure @SkiKolb
will hook you up.
I have a few pictures I will post when I get home to upload the pics.
Thanks to the Kolb and Lapoint families for rolling out the welcome wagon for me and Matt.