The Bantam Lake Ski Club has been around since 1958 and is the oldest continuously operating water ski club in the United States with over 100 members. Every year in the second week of August they hold their Cypris Gardens styled water ski show at Sandy Beach in Morris.
This year’s event is taking place on August 3 and 4 with the show beginning at 2 pm on both days. Crowds ohhh’s and ahhh’s as the water skiers perform complex pyramids, ballet lines, boat o’s, mixed doubles, barefooting, trick skiing, surfing and more. The skill displayed by these skiers is amazing and it is not surprising to learn that hundreds of hours of practice goes into this show.
Bantam Lake is the state’s largest natural lake that is located in the towns of Litchfield and Morris. It is in the Housatonic River Drainage basin and encompasses 947 acres, much of the shoreline is unspoiled and pristine. The Lake is preserved by the Bantam Lake Protective Association which was started in 1925.