View Full Version : 15th Annual Polar Bear Ski, Waterford MI...

ian ashton
12-08-2008, 12:30 PM
The local Malibu dealer hosts an annual charity Polar Bear Ski. I don't have a dry suit and I didn't know they'd have loaners, so I didn't bring any of my gear. I'll definately be one of the crazy people that participates next year though!

This was held on Loon Lake (ironically, haha!) in Waterford MI. The air temp was between 18-20, and the water temp was COLD! There were huge chunks of ice floating in the water, I stuck my hand in and deemed it 'f-ing cold!"

Here are a few pics that my dad snapped with his Nikon D70;




ian ashton
12-08-2008, 12:31 PM
A few more;




12-08-2008, 03:02 PM
geez im cold just looking at those pics...

What is the water temp there in the summer?

12-08-2008, 05:44 PM
All i have to say is poor boat. Guess you would not have to worry about over heating just sucking up a chunk of ice.

ian ashton
12-08-2008, 06:10 PM
Water temp gets pretty warm in the summer, I'd say probably high 70s? The last day I rode was in November and it was like ~50 degrees.

12-08-2008, 08:21 PM
would not want to leave my baby in that water:o

12-08-2008, 10:25 PM
Ouchh is right! Poor boats.

12-08-2008, 11:52 PM
Might be tough to decide which skis to put on.:p

12-09-2008, 01:48 AM
Pffft I invite any of you to come on up to Alberta and go for a ski April 1st or the first day the Ice is off the water I wish I could ski today

Water 50 thats warm I have skied no wet or dry suit 37 and snowing.

come on lets see some real hard core..


BTW wish I were there.


ian ashton
12-09-2008, 07:29 AM
I'm saying the water here in early November was 50. This had to be no more than 34, as large parts were frozen, LOL.