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15th Annual Gates and Wakes

Apr 6, Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Gates & Wakes presented by Superior Boat & Repair returns to the West Shore this April as the ultimate test of your skiing skills. In this unique race, participants first put their snow-skiing skills to the test while racing gates at Homewood Mountain Resort. After three runs, the competition regroups at lake level for the latter water-skiing segment of the competition. From the harbor at Homewood High & Dry Marina (directly across the street from Homewood’s North Base area) participants will take turns executing water ski turns behind Superior Boat’s 2019 Ski Nautique.

A proper water ski run will help your score while a fall in the water will hurt it! Based on the best on-mountain score, we’ll determine who is truly the best all-around skier.

Event Itinerary

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 pm – Registration in the 89 Bar & Grill, North Lodge | Homewood Mountain Resort
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 pm – Participants can take practice runs on course | Homewood Mountain Resort
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – GS style race on Bonanza run | Homewood Mountain Resort
  • 11:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch at the Big Blue View Bar | Homewood Mountain Resort
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Waterski Exhibition on Lake Tahoe |  Homewood High & Dry Marina
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Closing Reception & Silent Auction in the North Lodge | Homeowod Mountain Resort

Event Pricing

  • Season Passholder* | $45
  • Non Passholder* | $95
  • 2-Day Pro Challenge Entry** | $150


*This includes Lift Ticket, full-day event registration (on-mountain & on-water), and lunch. Participants interested in waterskiing must provide their own wetsuit (consider cold water temperature, between 50-55). Slalom skies will not be provided.

**This includes entry into the 2-day Pro Challenge competition. Day one consists of a sanctioned two round slalom waterski competition at Bell Aqua Lake #3 in Rio Linda, CA the day prior, on April 5th, 2019. Day 2 follows on April 6th, 2019 at Homewood Mountain Resort. Learn more or enter this Pro Challenge 2-day competition by heading to Superior Boat’s website, here.

All proceeds from entry fees for Gates & Wakes as well as the Silent Auction benefit the High Fives Foundation, this event’s long-standing beneficiary. You can learn more about this amazing Truckee based non-profit below.

High Fives Foundation