Ski School

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McClintock’s Ski School offers beginner through competitive water ski lessons, for all ages at reasonable rates with Canada’s top instructors.

Never skied before? Our beginner lessons start with dry land instruction. Then you will go out on the lake beside the boat on the boom, which is a special training tool we use to teach beginners. After a bunch of starts on the boom, you move on to the short rope off the boom, then finally behind the boat.  We are proud to have a 99% success rate with beginners!

Competitively, we specialize in slalom, trick and jump. With our three slalom courses around the lake, we almost always have perfect ski conditions! We also offer beginner to intermediate wakeboard lessons all summer long  and wake skate lessons during select times.

If you don’t need instruction and just want to go for a ski ride or become a member, please see our Ski Club page.

Lessons

Lessons are taught on the water, with one to one personalized instruction and lasts approximately fifteen minutes. Everyone learns at a different pace, so you don’t have to feel pressured or uncomfortable with your lesson. Fifteen minutes doesn’t seem very long, but we work you hard and you will be very tired when your lesson is complete.

Lessons are taught by appointment only. To book your lesson, please call the McClintock’s Office number noted at the bottom of the page or on our contact page.  Note: Office hours and Ski Dock hours are not the same.

Staff

All lessons are taught by one of the McClintock’s staff of certified instructors. Pro lessons are available with Jason McClintock most of the season. Our instructors have a long history of dedication to both teaching as well as skiing competitively. They specialize in teaching slalom, trick, jump and wakeboard.

Season

  •     June 1st to August 31st – Open 7 days per week (weather permitting)
  •     May and September: Call for our hours of operation and availability. Usually evenings and weekends are available

SKI DOCK Business Hours – End of Season

  •     Monday – Thursday: 9 am - dusk
  •     Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 9 am – 5 pm

 

Please note that we have only intermittent coverage during some competitions such as the Canadian Nationals. To ensure that staff are available for rides and lessons please email waterski@mcclintocks.com or call (519) 658-9661 to book your ski time.

Facilities

  •     1 Ski Nautique 200 equipped with Zero Off cruise control
  •     1 Ski Nautique 196 models equipped with Perfect Pass cruise control
  •     1 Ski Nautique 196 models equipped with Zero Off cruise control
  •     1 boom for beginners and specialized training
  •     3 regulation slalom courses
  •     1 regulation jump
  •     all necessary equipment: skis, wakeboards, vests and ropes

Accommodations

For skiers who like the convenience of on-site accommodations, McClintock’s offers semi-private rooms in our lakeside cottage. Amenities include A/C, a full service kitchen, and a lounge area with television for relaxing evenings.

Please note that accommodations and meals for skiers participating in our ski weeks are an additional charge.  Evening activities can be planned for those who would like to participate and local entertainment is available for all ages. Please call for availability and rates for accommodations and meal plans.

Rates

Please see the Rates page for pricing.