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    • December and Holiday Week Reservations - 2015-10-28 18:33:01 -

      On November 1st (midnight of Halloween), we will begin to take reservations for the month of December through the first weekend in January (the period of 12/1/15 through 1/3/16).  All open dates are posted on the calendar above.  We plan to have food all weekends in December as well as 12/28-1/3.

      Our goal is to keep the house as full as possible each weekend and through the holiday week.  As such reservations for the entire holiday period arrival 12/26 or 12/27 and staying through 1/3 will have priority.  We will be splitting the week into two parts to try to accommodate as many guests as possible.

      Holiday week reservation options:

      • Option 1: 12/26 or 12/27 through 1/3
      • Option 2: 12/26 or 12/27 through 12/30 or 12/31
      • Option 3: 12/30 or 12/31 through 1/3
      • Option 4: 1/1 through 1/3

      Reservations including New Year's Eve must reserve through the following weekend 1/3 unless another guest/group wants to arrive on 1/1 and stay through 1/3.    So, if you prefer to stay until 1/1 let us know and we will try to pair you with a group that wants to stay for the weekend portion.

      Overall, we want to get you up to the house to have some fun.  Tell us your idea time frame and we will try to be flexible where possible.

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    • Fall Lodge Reservations - 2015-10-28 18:09:34 -

      We are now taking Fall reservations.  Dates will be added to the calendar as shareholders let me know the house will be open.  We will be open for an extended weekend for Thanksgiving.

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    • Bike weekend coming in VT - 2015-08-05 16:28:33 -

      August 28-30th Fred Stewart is opening the lodge for a bike ride in Burlington.  Summer Rates in effect.

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Posted by Debbie McNeley on August 30th, 2016


Just look at this beautiful place!!  The hike will be on September 25, 2016 at High Point State Park located on Route 23 in Sussex, New Jersey, organized by Patty and Rob Rossi.  We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at The Interpretive Center Parking lot (when you first enter the park).  Do not go down to the Center.  The trail is the Monument and is approximately 3.7 miles.  Wear hiking boots if it’s wet and bring walking sticks if you want.  Bring water and pack a lunch for after the hike.  There is a picnic area with grills we can use!

Elias Cole Restaurant is a great place to have breakfast before the hike or lunch after the hike. It’s inexpensive and everything is homemade!!

For more information and to sign up, please contact Patti at rossi.patricia3@gmail.com

Washington Crossing Fall Bike Ride

Posted by Lee Desantis on August 22nd, 2016



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2016 Craigmeur Family Friendly Fall Bike Ride

Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:30am

We will be riding along the scenic Delaware River and Canal in the Washington Crossing Historic State Park area, enjoying lunch in New Hope after riding 7 miles north.

Our ride begins at 10:30 at the free parking lot on the NJ side at the intersection of Washington Crossing Pennington Rd. and Rt. 29. We’ll ride west to the trail then north 7 miles along the Delaware River on the PA side up to New Hope for lunch.  After lunch you have the choice of returning south 7 miles along the Canal on the NJ side or continuing another 4 miles up over Center Bridge and then back down for a total of 15 miles on the return.  The terrain will be flat crushed gravel.

For directions: GPS Patriots Crossing Tavern 1339 River Road, Titusville, NJ 08560 (parking lot is across the street).

** Those who want to follow us, meet your carpool and leave your car, we ask that you arrive at our house by 8:45am.   For more information contact Lee DeSantis @ lee-dreanscape@hotmail.com (201) 294-0404 or Abby Cohen @ letsski55@aol.com (973) 202-6123.

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Burlington VT bike ride

Posted by Lee Desantis on August 19th, 2016

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September 17 & 18 2016

Saturday’s ride is a flat, casual, scenic ride along Lake Champlain. Great views and a lot of fun! Mt. Bikes or Hybrids will work. We’ll leave the Lodge Saturday @ 9AM to meet approximately 10:30AM at the Oakledge Park trailhead – 2 Flynn Ave. Burlington. Depending on conditions and time, we may take the $8 bike ferry over to South Hero. Great waterfront park to have a picnic lunch. Total ride will be about 25-30 miles. At a casual pace, totally doable.

We’ll have a trailer with coolers for BYO grub and “refreshments”. Some folks have gotten pretty creative with lunch fixings. The ride will take at least a half day. After the ride, we can check out what’s happening in Burlington. Last year we went to Folino’s Pizza/Fiddlehead Brewery which worked out great.

For those needing bikes, there’s a rental outfit called Local Motion right on the bike trail for Saturday’s ride. For full details on the trail and bike rentals, visit http://www.localmotion.org/programs/islandline

For those interested in trying some medium duty (think Blues/Double Blues) Mt. Biking, Sunday morning’s ride is a beginner/intermediate ride at Pine Hill which is a few minutes from the Lodge. We’ll start that ride @ 10am and go for a couple hours. There will be a fair number of hills but not super technical. It’s fun for all.

Both rides are family friendly. Sunday’s ride, however, will be more strenuous and a Mt. Bike will be needed for sure. Helmets and water are needed for both rides.

The lodge will be available starting 7PM Friday @ $15 for members & $30 for guests for the weekend. Kids 12 & under are $9 for the weekend. We’re on our own for all meals. Email reservations@craigmeurskilodge.com for reservations.

To sign up and any questions, please contact Chuck Emery – emery.chuck@gmail.com or 973-723-5358.

C’ya at the Lodge!!


NJSSC August 2016 – trip planning info

Posted by skijcb on August 17th, 2016

Hello All –

Summer certainly has been full of activity for Craigmeur members.  And Craigmeur Club events continue right into September and October.  It’s nice belonging to a club that offers social events all year around, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with friends, old & new.  With mid-August comes thoughts of back to school, shorter days, changing seasons and with that change comes…..  SKI & SNOWBOARD TRIPS !!

Besides the outstanding trip offered by Dwight Mann through Craigmeur this year, NJSSC is offering three (3) destination trips to choose from.  Below I have listed basic info for each trip, details are on the flyer for each trip.  Please print out whichever flyer you need:

Eastern Townships, Canada – Sunday 29 Jan 2017 through Friday 03 Feb 2017 – destination transportation is each participants’ responsibility – 5 nights lodging, 5 days lift pass, daily breakfast, other activities as per flyer – 2017 FlyerEastern Townships   2017 NJSSC Eastern Townships Res Form

Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Saturday 25 Feb 2017 through Saturday 04 March 2017 – round trip airfare, Colorado airport transfers, 7 nights slope side lodging, 5 days lift pass, other activities as per flyer – 2017 NJSSC Steamboat Flyer-Reservation Form (revised)

Sunday River, Maine – Sunday 05 March 2017 through Friday 10 March 2017 – destination transportation is each participants’ responsibility – 5 nights on resort lodging, 5 and one half days lift pass, 5 days Perfect Turns clinic (experienced skiers/riders over 15 yrs of age, 3 hrs per day), other activities as per flyer – 2017 NJSSC Sunday River Trip flyer

Continue to enjoy the warm weather and unencumbered outdoor activities.  We will be bundled up and sliding downhill before you know it.

Smile, smile, smile……


Guest Speaker, August 17, 2016

Posted by Lee Desantis on August 9th, 2016

The guest speaker series continues!


I am happy to present Justin Bailey from the Appalachian Mountain Club as our guest speaker for August 17, 2016.


The Appalachian Mountain Club, formed 140 years ago, is a club made up of folks very much like our very own Craigmeur Ski Club. Our like interests encompass everything outdoors. They have chapters throughout the northeastern area of the United States and engage in a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking, paddling, skiing, snowshoeing, and biking. They do a large range of outdoor conservation projects as well including trail maintenance on many of the hiking trails many of us have enjoyed hiking on. They also have a fantastic network of huts and lodges throughout the New England, available to members with various levels comforts for extended visits to our precious wilderness areas.

I really think this will be a fabulous opportunity for us to introduce our clubs to each other. Please plan to join us on this regular meeting night for an extraordinary treat.


Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


Lee De Santis, President

201 294-0404



Craft Beer Tour October 8, 2016

Posted by Lee Desantis on August 9th, 2016

pub grawl, long trail sign

pub crawl pizza logo

      “Craft Beer – Winery’s – Woodchuck Cider – Distillery’s”

 Bus Tour” Limited Seats Available

When-Saturday-October 8, 2016

Departs from Craigmeur Ski Lodge-8:00A.M. (You don’t have to be a member of club to attend)

Arrive at lodge Friday Night-10-21-2016-You Drive to Lodge-Arrive After-6:00PM-Dinner on Your Own

Itinerary: Saturday-October 22, 2016-Depart Lodge-8:00A.M.

Long Trail Brewery-Tasting-Self Guided Tour

Hop-N-Moose “Nano” Brew Pub-Tasting-Self Guided Tour-Brick Oven Pizza-So Yum!!

Otter Creek Winery-Tasting-Tour of Vineyard-Walk the Fields-Lunch Provided on Outside Deck

Foley Brothers-2 in 1-Brewery and Winery-Private Tour-Tastings-Walk the Vineyard

Wood Chuck Cider-Tour-Tastings-Distillery’s (Stonecutter/Appalachian Gap) Tastings and Tour

Tour Burlington-VT-“Church Street” Dinner on your own

Experience Vermont-Fall Foliage at Its Peak-Meet Great People-No Driving-Stumble on and Off Bus

“No Thinking-Just Drinking”

Modern Bus-Tours-Tastings-Lunch-Raffle-Giveaways-Prizes-Cost-$140.00 per Person

2 Checks needed for Payment for Trip:-Limited Seats-Send ASAP-Cut Off 9/1/2016

1-Send $140.00 per Person to Don Taggart-8 Chelsea Drive-Randolpoh-NJ-07869-Your check holds your seat-No Check-No Dice [Symbol] Cell-201-563-2653-donald.taggart@abbvie.com

2-Send another Check-Payable to “Craigmeur Lodge” for 2 Nights of lodging-2 Breakfast’s Sat/Sun

Bring Pillows/Blankets-Tour Vermont On Sunday-If not Hung-over [Symbol]

$40.00 per Person-Member of Craigmeur Ski Club-Non-Member Price-$56.00

Send Check To-Kimberly Hollister (Craigmeur Lodge-Room Assignor) 18 Forrest Trail, Denville, NJ 07834

Send checks out at the same time

If You Cancell-2 weeks Prior-sorry no refund-So Hop on the Bus for a

Guaranteed Great Time

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Rafting / Camping weekend 2016

Posted by Lee Desantis on July 30th, 2016

2016 raft, group



Our 11th annual rafting / camping was a great success again!

Friday night found everyone around campfires laughing, sharing stories, and making new friends until late in the evening as all great camping trips should start. Then Saturday morning after a light breakfast it was onto the buses and up to Skinners Falls with a few renditions of “the wheels on the bus go round and round” . . . . and more laughing and caring on. This year’s flotilla was 100 strong in rafts, canoes, kayaks, and even a couple of tubes, all with water guns and balloons at the ready . . . . . and lots more laughing and caring on!

After the float down the river, everyone pitched in to help setting up and preparing a fantastic barbeque. Luckily everything was cleaned up and put away before the rain started. And oh how it rained for a little while! So we all hung out in the pole barn still laughing and caring on (we are really good at that!) until the rain ended. Then it was time for Fly By Night to rock the house. Which of course lead to dancing . . . . and still even more laughing and caring on with friends, old and new.

After Sunday morning breakfast it was time to pack up another great annual weekend trip. Leaving with lots of new stories and fun memories and looking forward to next year’s rafting / camping weekend. Thank you Mark for running this awesome annual weekend for the club this year. And a special thank you to all the club members and friends of members that pitched in along the way to help Mark get the job done. Thank you also to Landers River Trips for hosting us again and Joe, Eric, and the guys from Fly By Night for making Saturday nights party off the charts great!

Be sure put next year’s rafting / camping weekend on your calendar early, July 7, 8, and 9, 2017. We’ll be back in Narrowsburg, NY . . . . . laughing, telling stories, and sharing more great times with all our friends.


If you have some photos from this year please email them to me so I can add them to this post.





2016 raft, tony 2016 raft, mike r 2016 raft, lee and abby 2016 raft, chris b, frank, and co 2016 raft pat and joan 2016 raft nutkis 2016 raft lee 2016 raft heather and freinds 2016 raft heasleys, christine 2016 raft dwight and maggie 2016 raft chris and amanda 2016 raft brianna

“Pub, Grub and Wine Tour” 2016

Posted by Lee Desantis on July 30th, 2016

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Saturday-October 8, 2016

Bus Tour of: Craft Brewery’s-Winery’s-Woodchuck Cider-Distillery’s

Signups-start-Wednesday-July 20, 2016-Limited Seats-Your Check reserves your bed/bus seat/s.

Contact-Don Taggart




Posted by Debbie McNeley on July 20th, 2016

Friday – Proctor Pittsford Country Club

Saturday – Green Mountain National

Sunday – Queensbury Country Club

Please see link below for all the details

Golf Weekend 2016


Posted by Debbie McNeley on July 20th, 2016

Let’s Rodeo!!  July 29th-31st, Castleton, Vermont.

Water Hole Swimming Saturday afternoon

Professional Rodeo Saturday Night

Horseback Riding Sunday Afternoon

Please see link below for all the details!

Rodeo Weekend 2016