Orlando BYOBoat Ski Club

I've noticed (maybe I'm wrong) that Orlando doesn't have any bring-your-own-boat (or boat-share) style ski clubs (like Okeeheelee / Ski Paradise). I think that's disappointing considering it's the ski capital of the world and these type of clubs are (in my experience) the easiest way to grow access to high-quality skiing.

So... I'm considering starting my own.

The purpose of the post is to find out if there is enough interest and commitment to starting/joining a club like this.

Details are limited because the club doesn't exist yet. I have my eye on a few sites at the moment.

Location: (TBD, but East Orlando - within 15 minutes of UCF)
Events: Slalom to start, aspire to have a jump with more $$)
Boat: BYOB or Club Boat (TBD based on prospective membership)
Fees: Depends on membership / club boat ($300-$2,000 per year)

This is a teaser to see the interest; I probably won't post much else to the thread so send me a PM if you would be seriously interested in joining.


  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    I don't live in the Orlando area but it sounds like a pretty good idea. I grew up in a club like that in Mass on public water and it was great.

    I do know Lapoint Ski Park does have memberships to use their boat at a pretty reasonable price.
    Mark Shaffer
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,567 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Good idea. Leza Harrison's lake (aka The Projects/Wilson Bros) was at one point a ski club. Might not be a bad idea to touch base with her to see what went wrong and right. LaPoints is a ski club and we welcome new members. We have a 2012 Centurian club boat with a 2016 motor. $2000 annual membership plus $10 per set. No jump though due to lake size. Also Ski Paradise in Barstow is a BYOB club. #iskiconnelly
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 1,292 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    How'd I miss this thread. Bump and pm sent.
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 1,292 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    What's the arrangement in the evenings? I need more evening skiing during the week.
  • Zoro957Zoro957 Posts: 66 Baller
    I just bought a home in Clermont so that I can ski in the winter. It is 30 minutes from 6 different ski schools, and bringing my boat down from up north every winter was not my idea of fun. My plan is to be there a couple weeks a month for the winter months. A ski club would be a great idea, provided it was close enough. It's hard to beat $35 at either LaPoints, or Active ski however. Other places in the area are much more expensive. By the way, I am renting it out when I am not there. There is an ad under rentals here on BOS.
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