Frequently asked questions
How long does a lesson usually last?
A lesson typically entails 6-8 passes through the course (or the length of the lake) with instruction after each pass.
How far ahead to I need to book?
Bookings vary throughout the season. They are lighter at the beginning and end of the season. It also depends upon how many people and sets you intend to book. In July and August of 2020, we were booked out a full month in advance.
How many lessons can I do in a day?
You are welcome to book as many lessons as you like. The sweet spot for most adults is two lessons per day. Kids can typically handle three or four.
Do I need my own equipment?
It’s no problem if you don’t own your own gear. We have all of the latest top of the line skis, boots, vests, gloves and handles available to demo and for purchase. Though if you have your own gear, you may be most comfortable/familiar on it.
Can I bring my dog?
This is a dog paradise. Well behaved dogs are always welcome. I just ask that you try to keep them off of the dock and off of other people’s belongings.
Is there anything to do besides skiing?
We have a wealth of space to take advantage of. Bring a football, frisbee, soccer ball and a picnic. We have cornhole boards and a disc golf basket. Of course, you can jump off the dock, go for a swim, lounge in one of our floats, or bring a fishing rod and tackle for large mouth bass. You can walk around the lake or jog on our trail system. We recommend bringing a good book and relaxing in one of our hammocks in the shade.
Are there any local attractions in the area?
“Fiftythird Winery” is 15 minutes from the lake and always a lovely experience.
“Tavern on the Rail” is our favorite restaurant from Thursday Saturday.
“Callie Opie’s Orchard” is our favorite restaurant for any night of the week.
“Cooling Pond Brewery” is a great place for beer, live music and food trucks.
“Coyote Hole Ciderworks” has a fun indoor/outdoor environment and friendly folks.
Lake Anna is 20 minutes away with fun restaurants, water sports and lake life.
Richmond, VA is one hour away and is full of history, culture, great food and drinks.
Charlottesville, VA is one hour away and has hikes, wineries, college scene, music.
Washington, D.C. is 2 hours away and has museums and monuments for days.
Virginia Beach is 2 hours away with great sun, sand and seafood.
The Shenandoah National Park, Massanutten Resort and Luray Caverns are all within 2 hours.
Can I park my RV or pitch a tent?
Absolutely! We have two 30amp RV hookups. A dump station and plenty of water. OR pitch a tent right by the lake or under a beautiful tree. Options abound.
What about inclement weather?
It’s rare to be rained out for a sustained time. Most storms in the summer pass quickly. We break and then get back out on the water. We always stop for lightning and for hard rains that impair the skier’s and driver’s vision. If it’s just light rain, we’ll keep skiing. Corey loves skiing in the rain – you might too.
What Airport should I fly into?
Richmond (RIC) is closest and most convenient – small and rarely crowded.
Washington Dulles (IAD) is the closest major hub. You may find better rates or schedule here but try to avoid rush hour traffic during arrival/departure.