We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting 3 tournaments this year. The City of Lakes tournament, the Central Regional Tournament and the NSSA Division I Show Ski National Championships.
The City of Lakes Tournament will be held June 18 – 19, 2023 and is open to all USAWS member teams and individuals. Download Entry Forms
The Central Regional Tournament will be held July 8 – 9, 2023 and is the qualifying tournament for National completion. Download Entry Forms
The Division I Show Ski Nationals will be held August 11 -13, 2023 and will feature the top 14 teams in the nation. Download Entry Forms
All tournaments are free to the public to attend. View Map
About the Venue
The Lake City Skiers are able to provide outstanding accessibility for teams, officials, spectators,
exhibitors, and vendors at the show site in beautiful Warsaw, Indiana. There have been major
improvements to the show site over the last few years to make it a premier venue for show ski
Hidden Lake generally has calm‐water conditions throughout the day and is unaffected by wind. Due
to being on a 24‐acre private lake, the show site is not affected by public boat traffic. It is a spring fed,
man‐made lake in the ideal shape for show skiing patterns. Some of the other features of the Lake City
Skiers show site include:
* Easily accessible from both major routes coming into Warsaw
* Accessible areas for individuals with disabilities
* Bleacher seating to accommodate up to 3,000 spectators with additional lawn chair seating
* Sufficient shade areas
* Sufficient room for staging and five pre‐staging areas. Each pre‐staging is approximately 15’ X
* Ample parking for team vehicles, boats, equipment trailers, and spectator vehicles. Each team’s
boat/equipment parking area is approximately 40’ X 200’
The show course on Hidden Lake, is 300 feet in length from the performance platform to the white
flagpole. A sandy beach approximately 10 feet wide (behind the payoff stage) runs the entire length of
the show course. The two widest portions of Hidden Lake are at each end of the lake at 600 feet with
the narrowest point being 400 feet through the show course.
Water depth at the jump varies from 20‐30 feet. The depth of the water just off the end of the
performance platform/starting dock varies from 6‐20 feet. The depth of the water two feet out from
the sandy beach landing area is approximately 2 feet with a continuing gradual slope. The rest the
shoreline around the lake has a very steep drop off at about 5‐10 feet from shore.
Distance of available usable water space beyond the show course to the west is about 1,000 feet and
approximately 1,000 feet to the east.
Docks, Stages, and Jump
The performance platform/starting dock is 20’ x 40’. The dock is floating but secured to the sea wall
There are three auxiliary docks outside of the show course. The auxiliary dock to the west is back about
250 feet behind the main starting platform and is 8 x 60. The auxiliary dock to the east is about 225
feet out of the course and is also 8 x 50. The third pier is just to the east of main stage and can
accommodate a kicker jump. A fourth platform will be anchored with posts on the west end and is 20’
x 72’. This can be used in place of a barge.
The payoff stage is 10’ x 124’. It can accommodate up to 80 skiers lined up single file across its entire
The jump used by the Lake City Skiers is the same jump that will be used for the tournament. It meets
all specifications outlined in rule 9.03 of the NSSA rulebook.
The landing area at Hidden Lake is 300 feet long, which is the same length as the show course. There is
about 10 feet of sandy beach between the payoff stage and the water. The water depth is about two
feet deep two feet out from the beach.
The staging area and each of the five pre‐staging areas will be a minimum of 1,200 square feet. The
areas are large enough for each team to spread out their equipment. Equipment trailer parking will be
available at the end of each pre‐staging area. Changing facilities and toilets will be located near the
The Lake City Skiers will also provide a first aid kit and backboard for use in the staging area in case of
Additional Site Information
* Hidden Lake can hold over 300 vehicles on our site. An additional 1000 vehicles can be parked
200 feet past the east end of the lake
* VIP parking and seating will be available for officials and other dignitaries
* The performance platform, payoff stage, and auxiliary docks on the west and east end are
covered with carpeting
* Hidden Lake’s grassed parking areas are accessed by gravel roads. They provide easy access for
teams, officials, spectators, exhibitors, vendors, and emergency vehicles
* Parking attendants may monitor and manage traffic in and out of the park during the event.
* The Lake City Skiers will secure an adequate number of toilets to be placed at various locations
throughout the park
* The show site offers electrical outlets that are available at various locations
* The Lake City Skiers will provide concessions during the tournament. The main concession area
will be at the east end of the show course
* The Lake City Skiers will also provide a Beer Garden.
* Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital, MedStat, and Orthostat all only minutes from the show site
* Communication will be maintained with the local authorities
Camping for competitors – City of Lakes and Central Region Tournaments
We will have RV and tent camping for City Of Lakes and Central Region tournament’s close to the boat ramp/piers as in previous years. We will attempt to fit everyone in the show site for this tournament but we will have to work together to park efficiently and must keep cars, trucks and boats out of the camping area and parked in proper locations. Let us know when you get here (See Jake Wilson for camping/parking locations) Once you have unloaded, we will show you where to park your car a short distance away. Boats, of course, are to be parked in the equipment parking areas. Sorry, but we are not set up for camping and do not have electric, sewer hook up, dump station or toilets. Just port a pots and a place to park or pitch a tent. If you plan to have a campfire, a fire ring is appreciated, please keep it small, no big bonfires : ) and please clean up any messes!
RV camping will be $60 and tents $40 for this tournament. (Friday and Saturday)
Camping for competitors – Division I Nationals Tournament
We will have RV and tent camping for Dl Nationals as in 2019. We will attempt to fit everyone in for this tournament but we will have to work together to park efficiently and must keep cars, trucks and boats out of the camping area and parked in proper locations. Let us know when you get here (See Jake Wilson for camping/parking locations) Once you have unloaded, we will show you where to park your car a short distance away. Boats and equipment trailers of course, are to be parked in the equipment parking areas. Sorry, but we are not set up for camping and do not have electric, sewer hook up, dump station or toilets. Just port a pots and a place to park or pitch a tent. If you plan to have a campfire, a fire ring is appreciated, please keep it small, no big bonfires : ) and please clean up any messes!
RV camping will be $100 and tents $75 for this tournament. (Thursday to Monday)
To Reserve your space please email email@example.com Specify the tournament, your name, RV (and size) or tent.
And use PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org for payment. Also specify tournament, your name, RV or tent
Local police will patrol periodically checking the equipment parking areas and the site for your safety and protection.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Warsaw, Indiana, is centrally located within the Central Region. Road transportation for
competing teams and spectators is an easy trip going east and west across U.S. 30 or north and
south on State Road 15.
Warsaw, Indiana is located approximately the following distances from these respective
Madison, Wisconsin 270 miles
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 215 miles
Rock Island, Illinois 275 miles
Rockford, Illinois 210 miles
Chicago, Illinois 120 miles
Indianapolis, Indiana 120 miles
Grand Rapids, Michigan 130 miles
Detroit, Michigan 230 miles
Cleveland, Ohio 270 miles
The hotel/motel rooms below are located only 5 10 minutes from the show site.
HOTEL/MOTEL # OF ROOMS
There are an additional 300 rooms, 20 minutes north of the show site in Goshen and
approximately 200 rooms, 35 minutes west of the show site in Plymouth
with approximately 200 rooms, 35 minutes east of the show site in Columbia City.
There are also 35 hotels nearby in Fort Wayne and many Bed and Breakfast in the area.
For more accommodations visit KCVCB