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kjohnson
01-06-2009, 08:35 PM
Any slalom skiers been to this school. I am interested in positive and negative feeedback.

shepherd
01-06-2009, 08:49 PM
I live 50 miles away but haven't skied there. A friend of mine who is an intermediate course skier (15-28 off) went a couple years ago and he said the slalom instructor there was good. I went to the Pro Tour event there last summer. It looked like a nice site. Just remember that if you come down in the winter, the weather can be colder than the more southern parts of the state. Air and water temps in the 50s aren't unusual, though it's been warm lately. If you just want a couple sets in the area without instruction, let me know.

kjohnson
01-06-2009, 09:41 PM
Where is a good school with warmer water at the end of January?

kjohnson
01-06-2009, 09:43 PM
Where is a good school down there in a warmer area with warmer water at the end of January?

SkiDog
01-06-2009, 09:45 PM
Where is a good school down there in a warmer area with warmer water at the end of January?

Ft. lauderdale has a good one that I skied at back in the day. Its called McGinnis Ski School. Here's the link.http://www.mcski.com/included.htm

kjohnson
01-06-2009, 10:37 PM
I think I'll look at McGinnis since Ft Lauderdale will be a lot warmer.

mayo93prostar
01-06-2009, 10:38 PM
I went to Picko's a couple years ago around feb/march. they are very nice people, good instruction from Cory, reasonable prices. I was only there one day before a business trip but it was good in my opinion. I agree on caution on weather. It is a fairly basic facility, nothing fancy. plenty of tourist stuff up and down the coast though.

shepherd
01-06-2009, 11:42 PM
Don't get me wrong. We ski year round here, but we can get cold spells where you wouldn't want to go out. Orlando was the same way when I lived there, just not as often. The further south you go, the more likely it will be warm.

Waterski-Marcoisland
01-08-2009, 08:50 AM
www.waterskimarcoisland.com

kjohnson
01-08-2009, 02:51 PM
Thanks for all the input. I talked with the owner at McGinnis in Ft Lauderdale today. I have decided to go there.

shepherd
01-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Thanks for all the input. I talked with the owner at McGinnis in Ft Lauderdale today. I have decided to go there.

Cool. Have fun!

chevy08bud
01-15-2009, 04:40 PM
How was your experience with McGinnis? Thinking of going there in late Feb. and looking for input.

kjohnson
01-16-2009, 10:53 AM
I have not been yet. I am going at the end of the month.