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    • Lodge Reservations and notes - 2014-01-08 15:40:21 -

      We are now taking reservations for open weekends and midweek dates through the last weekend in February 2/28-3/2.  We will begin taking March reservations on February 1st.

      • **Please note that ONLY shareholders are allowed in the lodge kitchen.  Guests are not permitted to use the kitchen for cooking purposes.
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    • January (and December) Reservations - 2013-12-04 16:22:18 -

      We are now taking reservations for all weekends and open midweek dates through the last weekend in January (1/31-2/2).  Availability for each weekend is updated on the calendar above.  Please note that there are a lot of midweek dates available.

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    • December 2013 Lodge Reservations: - 2013-10-30 10:17:11 -
      • - I will begin taking December reservations on 11/1/13
      • - To maximize occupancy at the lodge during Christmas week the following options are available (a) 12/26-1/1, (b) 12/26-12/29, (c) 12/29-1/1. Please limit your reservation requests to those options.
      • - The club is subsidizing the first weekend in December 12/6-8
      • - The lodge is offering an early season discount the weekends of 12/6-8, and 12/13-15
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Posted by Debbie McNeley on September 26th, 2014

NYC Bike Ride


We’ll meet at the Weehawken ferry parking lot Saturday morning 9AM. The ride will start here and go up to the GWB via River Road. We’ll cross over the GWB and head down to South Street Seaport along the Hudson River Greenway. We’ll have some lunch & libations at South Street Seaport then had back up the Greenway to the West Mid-town Ferry Terminal on 39th St. From there everyone has a choice to  take the ferry back to Weehawkin, or Hoboken to continue libations or just keep riding back to Weehawkin over the GWB. This is a family friendly ride but there are some sections that are on live streets. Everyone riding should be street wise. Any questions, please give Chuck Emery a call at 973-723-5358 or email emery.chuck@gmail.com

Posted by Debbie McNeley on September 25th, 2014

2014 Craigmeur Fall Family
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Take in the fun on this fall foliage multi-event family friendly day including an easy out and back rail to trail ride. The day will begin at 10:00am for a tour of the Lakota Wolf Preserve located at the Camp Taylor Campground, 89 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Columbia NJ (877)-733-9653 (Rt. 80E, exit 4 Rt. 94N go 2miles, Mt. Pleasant will be on left).  Cost $15 adult and $7 11yrs and under (cash only).  We can only take 15 people so the first 15 to reserve your spot (by calling us) will be allowed.  The tour ends at noon, pack a lunch and snack for later.  Onto our bike ride. From there we head north on Rt. 94 about 1 ½ miles to our starting point of the Paulinskill Valley Trail bike ride. Turn right onto W. Crisman Rd., come to T and make hard right onto Polkville Kill Rd. (kill is Dutch for creek).  Park anywhere under the Viaduct (built by the DLW Railroad in 1910 the world’s largest reinforced concrete structure in its time).  For those meeting us we will leave at 1:00pm sharp so have your bikes and tires filled all ready to go.  We will ride about 10 miles out, taking in the beautiful rural surroundings, vast farmland, lakes w/ white swans and, planes and gliders at the Blairstown Airport.  Then back the same way.  Onto the Brook Hollow Winery.

Back onto Rt. 94S about 2 ½ miles we will enjoy one hour of wine tasting at the Brook Hollow Winery. For those who have been there before and have your glasses the tasting is free, everyone else is $5 so keep your glass and go back anytime for free tastings.  Kids have room to play Frisbee or check their social media updates :o).  The winery intends to have a select Lakota wine available for sale which gives 25% of proceeds back to the Preserve to assist in their efforts.  For those meeting us at the winery, we should be there around 4:15-4:30ish.

Lastly, back out onto Rt. 80E we will be eating dinner at Pub 199 (cash only) , take the Howard Blvd exit and drive a few miles north.  For those just meeting us for dinner we expect to be there around 6:30ish.

** Those who want to follow us, meet your carpool and leave your car, we ask that you arrive at our house by 8:45am sharp.   For more information and to reserve your spot at the Wolf Preserve contact Lee DeSantis @ (201)294-0404 or Abby Cohen @ (973)202-6123.


Posted by skijcb on September 23rd, 2014

NJSC Monthly Report

meeting date: September 09, 2014
next meeting: October 13, 2014

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

Welcome Back Craigmeur members – veterans and rookies alike.  Let’s hope for another great winter weather season like last year.

Sunday River Maine fired up their new snow guns last week as a test since it was COLD enough to make snow !!  The leaf colors are brilliant, the acorns are falling, autumn has arrived and the countdown begins to the winter solstice.

I am looking for a member or three to apprentice with me as NJSSC rep. Being a NJSSC rep entails attending the NJSSC monthly meeting (2nd Mondays Sept thru May), learning the voucher order / distribution system and posting info about NJSSC events & offers as they become available.  Interested members please contact via email – skijcb (at) hotmail.com.  Thanks !

Guidebook publication will be completed in October and you can get your NJSSC Guidebook copy at the NJSSC Expo (Jamboree), Friday 31 October 2014 at The Hanover Marriott. I will bring copies of the guidebook to regular club meetings beginning in November 2014.

Our club listing page has also been up-dated to reflect the most current contact information. Please take a look and advise if any changes need to be made.

When patronizing retailers / resorts / restuarants 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.

Points of interest this month:

NJSSC Expo (Jamboree) – Friday 31 October 2014 at the Hanover Marriott, Route 10 East. Exhibits will run from 7pm – 10pm, dance party & social mixer will run from 9pm – closing (midnight-ish). Admission & parking are free. There is an Irish pub on premises to purchase a meal if you are hungry or a beverage if you are thirsty.

NJSSC membership stickers for the 2014-2015 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 / restuarants 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.


Take quick look at the late summer 2014 NJSSC post and you will find info about three (3) NJSSC sponsored trips for the 2014-2015 season.


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

NJSSC Discount Vouchers will be available thru the NJSSC club rep at any Craigmeur meeting. Hopefully pricing will be completed and sign ups can began October 15 with payments taken at time of order.

2014-2015 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 this season, NO EXCEPTIONS.

PRELIMINARY 2014-2015 voucher sign-up cutoff / voucher delivery dates as follows:

cut-off 24 October 2014  – delivery 12 November 2014
cut-off 21 November 2014 – delivery 10 December 2014
cut-off 19 December 2014 – delivery 14 January 2015
cut-off 30 January 2015 – delivery 18 February 2015


A determination will be made in February 2015 whether additional vouchers will be available beyond the last delivery date. Weather and participation will be determing factors.



Posted by skijcb on August 6th, 2014

Hello All –

I hope everyone is a having a great summer and you’ve had the opportunity to participate in some fun activities with fellow Craigmeur Ski Club members.

It’s never too early to think about skiing.  Below you will find three flyers (3) for 2015 ski season NJSSC trips:

Stowe, Vermont – Sunday 25 January through Friday 30 January – 5 nights lodging, 5.5 days skiing, daily breakfast, mtn shuttle, welcome party – NJSSC Flyer to Stowe   2015 Stowe Trip Reservation Form

Telluride, Colorado – Saturday 21 February through Saturday 28 February – round trip air, 7 nights lodging, 5 of 6 day lift ticket, NASTAR race w/ on mtn picnic, welcome party, wine & cheese party, NJSSC apres-ski party, awards banquet –  2015 NJSSC Telluride Flyer-Reservation Form

Sunday River, Maine – 5th Annual NJSSC trip – Sunday 08 March through Friday 13 March – 5 nights lodging, 5.5 day lift ticket, daily “Perfect Turn” lessons for 15 yrs & older, welcome party & one buffet dinner hosted by NJSSC – 5th ANNUAL 2015 NEW JERSEYSKI & SNOWBOARD COUNCIL TRIP   2015 Sunday River Trip arranged by New Jersey Ski & Snowboard


Enjoy the rest of your summer.  Looking forward to seeing everyone soon at our regular Craigmeur meetings.

Craigmeur Ski Club Annual Clam Bake

Posted by Debbie McNeley on July 21st, 2014

35 Yacht Club Drive, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849



Member Adults -$20.00
Non-Member Adults – $35.00
Children Ages 13-20 – $10.00
Children Ages 7-12 – $5.00
Children Ages 0-6 – $Free


MENU:  Clams, Burgers, Steaks, Ribs, Corn on the Cob, Salads, Refreshments, Soda, Snacks, Desserts and Much More!!  See below for our “COOK OFF CONTEST!” SALADS & DESSERTS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED.

THIS YEAR WE WILL HOLD “COOK OFF CONTESTS.”  People’s Choice Awards for:
CONTEST #1 – Salads/Sides/Main Dishes
CONTEST #2 – Desserts
CONTEST #3 – Cookies

Please contact AMY STEWART to participate in the “COOK OFF” Contests at any Club Meeting.  

All Attendees MUST sign up in person at a meeting by August 6th.  Due to capacity restrictions no walk-ins will be permitted and we may cutoff prior to August 6th if the capacity is reached. 

Items to note:

  • No Walk-ins – all must sign-up in advance (this is to ensure we have accurate counts for food planning)
  • Parking is limited – please carpool
  • Do not park beyond the “Members Only Parking” – Please respect this area.
  • Park as tight as possible – everyone needs to be considerate.
  • The over flow will have to park on area streets.
  • Under no circumstance is anyone to park on Spring Brook Terrace. This little street is located on the right side after you turn right from Lake Forest Parking lot just up the hill 100 ft. This is extremely important.


9th Annual Camping Trip

Posted by Debbie McNeley on July 21st, 2014

Another great Craigmeur camping trip with approximately 140 people in attendance!!  Delicious continental breakfast Saturday morning and then off to raft down the Delaware River.  There was a treasure hunt, lots of water fights and the occasional swim in the river along the way. Games were played while a delicious BBQ was prepared for dinner which included hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, marinated London broil, corn on the cob and many delicious salads.  There was a great band that everyone enjoyed listening and dancing to for the rest of the evening while an awesome fireworks display was put on by Jeff Picher, Bill Goers and other campers at the site!  Prizes were awarded to all who found treasure on the river.  For those still awake, there was a beautiful bonfire to sit and relax by. A wonderful Sunday morning breakfast was prepared with eggs, sausage, fruit, and croissants, just to name a few.  A big thank you goes out to Abby Cohen and Lee DeSantis for organizing and shopping for the whole weekend!!  You guys did an awesome job!!  Thank you to all the guys who were up at 6:00 a.m. to set up the treasure hunt down the river, the cooks and everyone who helped set up, clean up and take down the site!! Can’t wait for next year’s adventure!!

2014 Camping & Rafting Trip – Sign Up Today!

Posted by Mike Rachmiel on May 26th, 2014

Ahoy mateys! Time to put on your tri-corn hat, grab a cask of rum, and put the 9th annual rafting / camping trip on your calendars!


This year our voyage will be Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13th, camping with Landers River Trips in Narrowsburg, NY again. Friday night, Craigstock will be setting up tents across the street from the pole barn (aka: party place!). After settling in, relax around the bon-fire with your favorite beverage of choice and the every growing circle of family and friends.

Saturday morning we’ll have a continental breakfast set up next to the pole barn from 8am-9am; juice, coffee, tea, muffins, dry cereal, and fruit. The first bus will leave at 9am sharp to bring everyone who wants to go tubing up to skinners falls for an hour of playing in the rapids. The second bus will leave from camp at 10am with everyone else. After a group photo at 10:45am next to the river, we’ll set adrift in the great open waters of the Delaware river. If you’re bringing your own boat, you can drop it off a skinners falls in the morning and then catch a ride up river on either bus, leaving your car at the camp where our float ends.



We’ll be on the water for about 4 hours so stock your vessel accordingly with lunch or snacks and refreshments. Keep in mind we took on fire from neighboring boats in past years, a water gun (or two) may come in handy for defense (or offense). Watch for one raft in particular that was lobbing heavy artillery half way across the river last year. There is a rope swing out into the river by the rocks on the right hand side of the river across from the camp ground for a last dip before the end of the afternoon.



The BBQ will be set up next to the pole barn around 5pm with burgers, dogs, chicken, salads, chips, and ice cream. The band and bon-fire should be going on around 7pm for dancing (at either one!) and kicking back for the evening . . . night . . . early morning . . . .

Sunday morning will be a mixed breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, cereals, muffins, fruit, coffee, and tea around 9am.

A lot goes into putting this trip together so anyone looking to volunteer to help with cooking, cleaning up and any other tasks along the weekend would be appreciated, please get a hold of either of us at a meeting, email, or call. Please send in registration forms and signed wavers with checks made payable to Landers River Trips for camping and boat rental and a check for $20.00 per person made out to cash for food ($10.00 for kids 5-12yrs). Forms and payment must be in by June 15, so we can get it out to Landers. There will be no refunds after July 3rd.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

When: July 11, 12, and 13th 2014

Where: Landers river trips, Narrowsburg, NY

Who: everyone how loves wet fun in the sun!

Why: because this trip rocks!

How much:

Camping: $30

Rafting $35

Tubing:  $5

Food:  $20

T shirts: $15

This trip has been growing in everyway every year and is a lot of fun, please send in registration forms as early as possible or at the latest June 15th so that we can set everything  up ahead of time. Also if anyone is interested in helping out along the way, please let us know. Can’t wait to see everyone there!

GPS  address for Landers -69 de Mauro lane, narrowsburg, ny 12764

Link To Registration Form ==>



Lee and Abby

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by Debbie McNeley on May 26th, 2014

Thank you to all that have served and to all that are now serving!

Mt. Bike Ride at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Posted by Mike Rachmiel on April 7th, 2014

Mt. Bike Ride at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Saffon Pond Parking Lot – Jefferson Twp. NJ

May 10th 2014 – 10AM


Come & join our fourth ride @ Mahlon. We’ll break the ride into various groups providing rides for all levels. Some loops will be gentle double tracks with a bit of climbing & a just few rocks here & there. Nothing  too crazy. Others will be a little more technical & for the more adventurous. We can also do some awesome fun technical trails. All ages welcome – you pick the ride you want.

There are only a few rules –

1)      Wear a helmet & bike gloves.

2)      Hybrids won’t be able to handle these trails very well. We have some extra bikes. You just need to let me know if you need one.

3)      Bring water or a sports drink, a couple energy bars and a spare tube.

4)      Eat a decent breakfast .(but don’t stuff yourself) at least an hour before you get to the park. Shredded Wheat, Eggs, Oatmeal – all good stuff. Stay away from meats.

After the ride, we’ll go to Charlie’s Tavern for some food & drinks. After that, all are welcome back at my place on Lake Hopatcong for more brews & maybe some water sports, weather permitting.

That’s about it. There will be enough experienced riders to help the less experienced riders with tips and whatever support is needed.

Any questions, you can give Chuck Emery a call @ 973-723-5358. Hope to see a bunch of you @ Mahlon.

Directions – Take Rte 15 No. 5 miles from Rte 80 to Weldon Rd. exit. – No exit sign, but there’s a small Mahlon Dickerson Park sign on the right (Just beyond the light @ the Getty & Quickchek, 2nd exit on the right). Go about 3 miles along Weldon & the Saffon Lot is on your right. Very visible from the road.

Hope to see you there.


Posted by skijcb on March 26th, 2014



Late March 2014 finds most Vermont resorts still open at near 100% coverage. This year has offered some tremendous skiing, even with mid-season liquid precipitation & a mild warm-up.

A significant number of resorts are scheduled to close in the next week or two. Given Mother Nature’s unpredictable snow events almost weekly since late February, some resorts may stay open on a week by week basis before succumbing to the elements and moving into golf and mountain bike season.

Please begin planning now for voucher returns. If you are finished skiing for the season, bring your vouchers to a Craigmeur meeting and sell them to a fellow club member who plans to ski more.

Be reminded every resort, especially Sugarbush, STRICTLY enforce voucher return limits imposed at the beginning of the season. Craigmeur members returning 2013-2014 vouchers for 2014-2015 up-grades may incur an increased up-grade fee toward next season’s voucher depending upon whether or not Craigmeur exceeds the allowed return limit per resort. It is only fair to share up-grade costs across all purchasers of resort specific vouchers.

Voucher collection will begin 26 March 2014 and continue through Wednesday 23 April 2014.


Thanks for your attention and cooperation in this matter.