Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Course # 1 work project.

Club members!
This is exciting!
The Utah Water Ski Club maintains three locations for slalom courses on Utah Lake with accessibility being dictated by water levels. In recent years, because of low water, we have been skiing Course #3 which has limited protection from the wind/other boats, but there is a course located just South of the Provo airport that has absolutely ideal protection on all sides. The last time this course was skiable was 2013 but now, with water levels high, we can finally get into Course #1 again! Those of you who have been in the club long enough know the dream it is to ski Course #1.
The club would like to call on the help of the members to find the existing buoy anchors and begin the process of reviving that location. We’ll plan to meet at the Provo harbor, North ramps next Saturday, June 29th @ 9:00 AM, drive to Course #1, scatter as many of us as can make it across the course, and spend some time digging in the mud. We have GPS locations of all the buoys so it should be a coordinated effort but it has been over a decade since this area has been accessible so we aren’t exactly sure what to expect.
If you are able to attend please text Nate Allen (801) 884-8809 so we can anticipate what to arrange for boats.
Note: Access by car on the airport dike road has been restricted by airport security so no one will be able to drive directly to the course by car as we could in the past.
Happy Skiing!!
UWSC Board

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Annual Meeting

Hey Everyone,

Just one last reminder about our club meeting on February 1st.  It will start at 6:00 pm in room 200D at the Boat Show in Sandy.  Please plan on attending.  It is going to be a good meeting and we want everyone in the club to attend.  We will be talking about what is going to be happening in the club this coming year, we'll elect any new board members, and we will have a couple of guest presenters.  You will also receive two passes to get into the Boat Show if you have paid your yearly dues for 2024.

If anyone would like to serve on the board, definitely come to the meeting.  This is where new board members are chosen/voted for.  For an incentive, board members do not have to pay the yearly dues.

Also, so far only about half of you have paid your dues for the year.  Please do that RIGHT NOW while you are thinking about it.  You can pay your dues using Venmo at this link on the club's website:

You will also need to print out a membership form, fill it out, and then email it back to me.  The form is found on that same link.  I WILL NOT BE BRINGING MEMBERSHIP FORMS TO THE MEETING!  (I think you all heard me).   And you will only get the two free passes to the show if you have paid your dues and come to the meeting.  So take care of it right now.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Garn Arnold
VP of Membership

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Course Maintenance

 Club members,

We will be doing course maintenance at Utah Lake this Saturday the 20th. Those who can come: meet at Utah Lake State Park main dock in Provo at 7:00 AM. If you have a boat, feel free to bring that, an anchor, and a tow rope (NOT a ski rope).

Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 6, 2023

Boat Show 2023 & Annual Club Meeting

 Hi fellow ski club,

We are excited for this year's upcoming Boat Show! It is scheduled at the Mountain America Expo Center from February 9-12. The hours are:

  1. 2:00 PM-9:00 PM on Thursday the 9th
  2. 12:00 PM-10:00 PM on Friday the 10th
  3. 11:00 AM-9:00 PM on Saturday the 11th
  4. 10:30 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday the 12th
In addition, we will be holding our Annual Water Ski Club meeting on the 9th (first day) of the show at 6:00 PM. It will be held in Room 200D. Each Utah Water Ski club member that attends will receive up to two free tickets to the boat show for that day. We will have guest speakers there, as well as merchant discount cards for club members.

See you there!

P.S. On Thursday, make sure to pick up your free Boat Show tickets at the meeting room (200D) this year. They will not be available at Will Call this year like in years past.

P.P.S. Just like last year, we will not be able to provide catered food this year. Costs are astronomical for catering services.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Annual Work Project


This coming Saturday the 14th, at 9:00 AM at Provo Harbor, we will be having our annual club service project.

For this year's project, we are doing a recovery mission: we will attempt to find a missing dock in Provo Bay/Mud Lake, drag it to course 4, and re-secure it in its proper location.

We will need about 4 Waverunners that we can use to navigate the shallow water and drag the dock, and we also need all the hands we can get. If you will be there and/or can provide a jet ski, please reach out to Rob Davidson and let him know. His number is (281) 732-4233.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Boat Show and Annual Club Meeting

 Ski Club,

After being canceled last year, the annual Utah Boat Show is back! It will run from Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 10th-13th. The show hours are 2-9 PM Thursday, 12-10 PM Friday, 11 AM-10 PM Saturday, and 10 AM-4 PM Sunday. Tickets are $12 per adult ($10 if ordered online or if senior), and free for children with paid adult.

We will also be having our annual Ski Club meeting at the Boat Show on Thursday at 6:00 PM. It will be held in Room 200-D, and all Ski Club members who attend the meeting will receive 2 free tickets (per member) to the show. There will be guest speakers and discount cards for those who are members.

We can't wait to see you there!

UPDATE: We will not be having catered food at the meeting this year. Prices rose dramatically for the services and we have foregone them this year.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Save-The-Course Project successful!

 Fellow water skiers,

The Utah Water Ski Club board embarked on a project to save course 4B this past Saturday, September 18, 2021. We were able to rescue and reinstall all of the turn buoys and all but 2 or 3 of the boat guides and entrance gates. The course is now skiable at the current lake depth (between 4 to 5.5 feet at course 4B).

For those of you planning to take one last hurrah of a pass for the year, please keep in mind that water levels at Utah Lake are very low and you need to be careful to ensure that you don't run your boat aground on a sand bar. We had such an encounter just west of the airport on the way to rescue course 4B. You can check the current lake depth and levels in the Links/Weather tab of this website.

To safely enter course 4B at this current lake depth, you need to make a wide approach to the course. When you exit the harbor, drive towards Mount Nebo and watch the water depth. As soon as it starts to drop, you are in the channel to Provo Bay and can make a hard left.

Happy skiing!