Built specifically for skiers, this privately-owned lake's 10-foot depth and small size make it an ideal ski lake. For newbies, it's a great spot to learn from the pros. Stay just steps from downtown Charleston at the Ansonborough Inn, a restored 1901 warehouse. Editor's tip: At Carolina Water Sports, professional instructors ensure that you can learn to ski.
Ansonborough Inn: ansonboroughinn.com
Carolina Water Sports: trophylakes.com