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• Reservation Rules/Guidelines.
    • 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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11TH ANNUAL CRAIGMEUR CAMPAING AND RAFTING TRIP

Posted by Debbie McNeley on June 11th, 2016

2014 group photo (2)

Mark your calendars for the 11th annual camping / rafting weekend, July 8, 09, and 10.  We’ve appreciated everyone’s help along the way to making these weekends such a success; please let us know if you’re interested in lending a hand.  We need set up and cleaning crews for all meals as well as help bringing and cooking food.

Please click on the links to download the flyer containing more information, registration form, and liability form.  All forms must be submitted to Mark Skove, 4 Huntsville Road, Newton, NJ 07860 by June 30th!!  Please contact Mark at (973)222-9290 or mcskove@yahoo.com with any questions.

2016-Rafting-Flyer

RELEASE OF LIABILITY-Craigmeur ski Club

Landers Liability Release 2015

Rafting Trip Registration 2016

 

 

 

 

DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT

Posted by Debbie McNeley on May 26th, 2016

Hey everyone, remember those magical nights at the drive-in? Well, let’s have a flash back night!

drive in picture

Join Lee and Abby at the Warwick Drive-in movie theater, 5 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, NY on Saturday night, August 13, 2016. It’s a little early to know what will be playing, but at the moment they have a great selection of current movies playing on three screens so there should be something for everyone. Adult tickets are $10.00 each, kids 4-12 and seniors are $7.00, and under 4 years old are free. Dogs in the car and/or on a leash are ok too! They accept credit cards at the box office, but the snack stand is cash only. Did someone say extra-large tub of popcorn?

We are going to try to get there shortly after 7pm when they open up to get a good spot. We should try to arrive around the same time if we want park together. Maybe dinner at the local diner before and make it a full flash back kind of night? We’ll have an hour or so to hang out when we get there since the movies don’t start until dark (8:30-9pm).

Final details to be discussed at the meetings. Feel free to reach us with any questions: Abby, letsski55@aol.com 973-202-6123 or Lee, lee-dreamscape@hotmail.com 201-294-0404

See ya soon!

Lee and Abby

GUEST SPEAKER FROM CYCLE CRAFT

Posted by Debbie McNeley on May 26th, 2016

A special thanks to Brendan Poh and his Wife Cat, owners of Cycle Craft for coming out to our meeting on May 18th to get us up to speed and ready for the cycling season. Brendan covered a wide range of areas on topics from types of bikes for different riding styles, customized sizing to get the right sized bike for you, to speaking about the many rides they host from their 3 different locations. The many benefits of buying local were pointed out also. There was even plenty of question and answer time too. A good time was had by all and we are looking forward to future collaborations.

cycle craft card

 

LADIES NIGHT OUT

Posted by Debbie McNeley on May 26th, 2016

A dozen girls came out for a successful LADIES NIGHT OUT on Tuesday, May 17. Sensible Addictions in Newton, NJ hosted our fun night with drinks, cheese and crackers, plus homemade meatballs and cheese dip with fresh fruit, veggies and chocolate. The owners Chrissy, Luis, and Rich guided us as we each created our own body lotion and sugar scrub. But the most fun was smelling all of the 180 scented oils that we had to choose from and borrowing scents from our neighbors as we each tried to create our very own personalized scent. A great time was had by all.

NJSSC March 2016 update – VOUCHER RETURNS

Posted by skijcb on March 29th, 2016

NJSSC Report

meeting date: 14 March 2016
next meeting: 11 April 2016 – NJSSC board elections

Rep: Chris Budd – skijcb (at) hotmail.com

2015-2016 ski / snowboard season, come & gone, my oh my.  El Nino showed no sympathy to US east coast ski areas, teasing us with snow, then rain, then freezing temps to render the majority of resorts ice impacted hills on most days.  Those of you who enjoyed actual snow or even powder at any US east coast slopes are the lucky few.

We just have to snow dance more often and more intensely next season.

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IMPORTANT:

NJSSC vouchers will be collected at all regular meetings beginning Wednesday 30 March 2016 and ENDING Wednesday 04 May 2016.

2015-2016 vouchers will NOT be accepted for up-grade after Wednesday 04 May 2016.

BE SURE TO TURN IN YOUR 2015-2016 VOUCHERS FOR CREDIT TOWARDS 2016-2017 UP-GRADES

NJSSC has already stated the following resorts will surpass voucher return limits due to inventory on-hand: Sugarbush, Stratton, Jay Peak, Okemo Junior, Senior & Super Senior vouchers – BE PREPARED FOR HIGHER THAN USUAL UP-GRADE COSTS.

See Chris Budd at any regular club meeting to return your vouchers for next season up-grades.

And don’t miss any up-coming spring and summer events sponsored by Craigmeur Ski Club to ensure you enjoy every minute of fun our club offers.

NJSSC February 2016 up-date

Posted by skijcb on February 22nd, 2016

NJSSC Report

meeting date: 08 February 2016
next meeting: 14 March 2016

Rep: Chris Budd – skijcb (at) hotmail.com

This season has been very challenging weather wise for skiers and snowboarders.  Motivation has been missing to get outside and enjoy the activity we love.  While NJ and the mid-Atlantic region has experienced a major absence of winter weather, be reminded our lodge is 250 miles north of NJ and Vermont resorts are still open for your schussing & riding pleasure.  Snow conditions are not as good as last season but fun in the snow can be found if your attitude remains positive.  THINK SNOW !

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When patronizing retailers / resorts / restaurants in ski country or anywhere else, remember to show your Club membership card with the NJSSC member sticker to inquire about discounts and deals. Also check the new NJSSC web site for additional point of sale discounts under the “Membership Direct” heading.  http://www.njssc.org/category/membership-discounts/

Points of interest:

NJSSC membership stickers for the 2015-2016 season have been delivered to Craigmeur’s membership chairperson and will be placed on the back of your Craigmeur membership card when you renew your dues. Show this sticker to retailers / resorts / restaurants in ski country or anywhere else you patronize to let them know you are a member of NJSSC and would like to enjoy any discounts they offer to NJSSC members.  http://www.njssc.org/category/membership-discounts/

TRIPS:

Take quick look at the 2015 NJSSC mid-summer post and you will find info about three (3) NJSSC sponsored trips for the 2015-2016 season – http://www.craigmeurskiclub.com/archives/5020.

VOUCHER DISCOUNTS:

Voucher sales through Craigmeur Ski Club have been suspended as of 10 February 2016.  NJSSC voucher sales are down approximately 40% from last season and Craigmeur Ski Club voucher sales are down a similar percentage.

If you need vouchers OR are looking to sell your vouchers, please come to any regular club meeting and make an announcement requesting to buy or sell vouchers.  You may also submit a post request via the Craigmeur Ski Club Facebook page.  Please remember prices CANNOT be published on-line or in print, therefore all price discussions should occur via phone or private email.

Kids Ski Free programs – follow the link to the flyer – offers vary for fourth thru seventh graders. Each state has unique requirements. Follow the links in each flyer for add’l info.  KIDS SKI FOR FREE PROGRAMS

PLEASE take advantage of NJSSC member appreciation days offered by a number of resorts in Vermont and New York.  A list of offers & corresponding flyers can be found in a previous NJSSC post from November 2015.  Please print & bring the flyer along with your club membership card & NJSSC sticker to the ticket window of the participating resort to ensure you receive the offered discount.  If we do not participate in the NJSSC Appreciation Days, the resorts may take the opportunity to discontinue the discount offers.

BE ADVISED EVERY VERMONT RESORT HAS STATED THEY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD AND PHOTO ID WHEN REDEEMING A VOUCHER.  YOU MUST HAVE A SEPARATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD AND ID FOR EACH PERSON IN YOUR GROUP REDEEMING A VOUCHER.  YOU MAY BE TURNED AWAY AT THE WINDOW WITHOUT A LIFT TICKET FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE REQUESTED IDENTIFICATION.

THINK SNOW !!

CLUB RACE and BBQ – MARCH 12, 2015

Posted by Debbie McNeley on February 15th, 2016

On March 12, 2015 we will have the 2015 club race at Bromley, VT.  Specific start time to be announced that weekend, but, the race will be in the morning.

Following the race we will have a BBQ back at the lodge starting approximately at 4:30pm and run thru the evening.  Even if you are not staying at the Lodge you are welcome.  Food will be supplied, bring your own beverage.

2016 NJ SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Craigmeur Participants

Posted by skijcb on February 14th, 2016

Kindly shared by Maryanna Mecca via Theresa Ross :

2016 Craigmeur special olympics participants

I always wanted to volunteer at the Special Olympics at Mountain Creek. My Aunt Ilona had done it for years. So did two of Craigmeur Ski Club’s finest: Roy and Eric. This year Theresa and I signed up. It was everything I had expected, and one mystifyingly fantastic thing more. We all share the love of skiing. And some of these athletes are good, really good. I actually considered recruiting a few for the Craigmeur race team. My big WOW was surprisingly not about the the athletes or the volunteers. It was about the behind the scenes instructors who took the time to teach, work with, and train the athletes to move through the gates with so much confidence and grace. Take it from me, skiing is a lifelong learning sport. It does not come overnight. So OK, kudos to the athletes and the volunteers. But double, triple, quadruple kudos to all those very wonderful people wherever you are who took the time to share your love of skiing and your racing knowledge with these Special Olympic athletes. Thanks so much for teaching them something that is so much fun, and in essence, for bringing us all closer together. And finally, thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to share that universal chairlift experience with people I would not have ordinarily met: Chit Chat… “What’s your name, where are you from…and hey isn’t it a beautiful day today.”

NJSSC – Resort Appreciation Days

Posted by skijcb on November 9th, 2015

Hello Riders & Skiers !!

Save $$ – TAKE # 2

Below is the 2015-2016 list of mountain resorts offering discounted voucher prices for member clubs of NJSSC.  Remember these are point of purchase discounts; you are required to go to a specific ticket window to complete the purchase.  It is recommended a copy of the respective resort flyer be presented along with your current Craigmeur Ski Club membership card evidencing the NJSSC sticker to obtain the discounted price.  Think Snow !!

Belleayre Mountain – 2015-2016 NJSSC BELLAYRE APPRECIATION DAYS

Greek Peak Mountain – 2015-2016 NJSSC GREEK MTN APPRECIATION DAY

Gore Mountain – 2015-2016 NJSSC GORE MOUNTAIN APPRECIATION DAYS

Jay Peak Resort – 2015-2016 NJSSC Jay-Peak APPRECIATION DAYS

Killington & Pico Mountain – 2015-2016 NJSSC KILLINGTON & PICO APPRECIATION DAYS

Mt Snow Resort – 2015-2016 NJSSC Mt_Snow APPRECIATION DAYS

Okemo Mountain Resort – 2015-2016 NJSSC OKEMO APPRECIATION DAYS

Plattekill Mountain Resort – 2015-2016 NJSSC Plattekill APPRECIATION & GROUP DISCOUNTS

Q-Burke Mountain Resort  – 2015-2016 NJSSC QBURKE MTN APPRECIATION DAYS-2

Stowe Mountain Resort – 2015-2016 NJSSC Stowe APPRECIATION DAYS-2

Sugarbush Mountain Resort – 2015-2016 NJSSC Sugarbush APPRECIATION DAYS

Whiteface Mountain – 2015-2016 NJSSC WHITEFACE APPRECIATION DAYS

Windham Mountain Resort – 2015-2016 NJSSC WINDHAM MTN APPRECIATION DAYS

Ready, Set, SCHUSS !!!!

NJSSC – 2015/16 Voucher Information

Posted by skijcb on November 3rd, 2015

Hello All –

NJSSC 2015/2016 voucher pricing has been received and orders will be accepted beginning Wednesday 03 November 2015.

Voucher pricing and order placement is NOT available via the interweb, email or phone.  You need to attend any regular Wednesday night ski club meeting to obtain pricing info and place your order.

2015-2016 CRAIGMEUR VOUCHER PURCHASE POLICY – if your payment has not been received the night of the cut off, your voucher order WILL NOT be submitted for purchase.  No late payments will be accepted, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Effective 2015-2016 season – voucher orders can ONLY be picked up at regular club meetings – NO MAIL OR COURIER / NO MEETUPS / NO LODGE DELIVERY.  Please plan accordingly.

SCHEDULED 2015-2016 voucher sign-up cutoff / voucher delivery dates as follows:

cut-off 20 November 2015 – delivery 16 December 2015
cut-off 23 December 2015 – delivery 13 January 2016
cut-off 27 January 2016 – delivery 12 February 2016

BE ADVISED EVERY VERMONT RESORT HAS STATED THEY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD AND PHOTO ID WHEN REDEEMING A VOUCHER.  YOU MUST HAVE A SEPARATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD AND ID FOR EACH PERSON IN YOUR GROUP REDEEMING A VOUCHER.  YOU MAY BE TURNED AWAY AT THE WINDOW WITHOUT A LIFT TICKET FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE REQUESTED IDENTIFICATION.

Your cooperation with the above policies is appreciated.