Emerald Lake is 1,850 feet long, but the dog leg on the north end extends the skiing length about 200 feet. The south end has a turn island. The length is ample to have a boat speed set comfortably before the pre-gates.
The lake runs southeast to northwest, so there are no afternoon glare problems. The site has a Bemman jump. The lake is wide enough to have the jump outside the slalom course enough that slalom skiers don’t visually notice the jump. It is approximately 150 feet from the shore and allows a safe balk zone, but is still good for spectators.