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    • Lodge Update 1/2/17 - 2017-01-02 18:39:12 -

      We are now taking reservations through the end of February.  We have a lot of openings in February - we hope to see you up there.

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    • January Reservation Reminder - 2016-11-17 16:38:11 -

      Just a reminder - we will start taking reservations for January on December 1st.  There are a lot of midweek dates available - the lodge will be open from 12/15/16 through 1/16/17...

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    • Update on December - 2016-11-17 16:35:27 -

      The Lodge is ready for Winter! The lodge will be open every weekend in December.

      • To celebrate our new cook - we will be offering a deep discount for the first weekend in December - 12/2-4 - rates for this weekend will be reduced by 35% - don't miss out on this opportunity!


      • Our regular early season rate is being offered for the weekend of 12/9-11.


      • The lodge will be open from 12/15/16 through 1/16/17...January reservations can be made starting 12/1/16.
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Holiday party 2016

Posted by Lee Desantis on January 17th, 2017

Just add a good excuse like the holidays and sure enough a bunch of Craigmeur folks will head out for a party. And that we did a couple weeks ago on December 14th.

Great food and great friends, how could we go wrong. Dinner stayed mellow, but as the evening rolled into night the music got turned up a notch. A special thank you goes to Matt Testa for setting up his DJ equipment for the party. You could say we were on the edge of dancing the night away by the end! Planning helps, but that’s only a peice of the party, it’s always the people that come out to be part of the fun and Craigmeur never disappoints.

Thank you everyone for making it another memorable night with friends!

2017 Craigmeur Ski Club Race

Posted by Mike Rachmiel on January 15th, 2017

The 2017 Craigmeur  Club Race is set for March 4, 2017 at Bromley Mt. We will be getting discounted lifts tickets, Adults only lift tickets are $50. Sign’s up will start Feb. 15th at the club meeting and cut-off will be Feb. 25th and delivery date of March 1st at the club meeting.




Mike Rachmiel

Race Chair

Discount lift tickets – Jack Frost / Big Boulder PA

Posted by skijcb on December 28th, 2016

Hi All –

Thanks to an attentive club member, I was reminded of an offer for discount lift tickets for Jack Frost / Big Boulder.

Qualfied club members in good standing – 2016-2017 dues paid in full – are eligible to purchase discount JFBB lift tickets

Follow this procedure – complete the request form below with subject line “JFBB discount lift tickets”  and include your name in the message block – this information is not shared with anyone by Craigmeur NJSSC rep:

Comments or questions are welcome.

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  • Your Craigmeur membership status will be reviewed and if qualified, you will receive an email with a password.
  • Please allow 36 hours for processing.

Upon receipt of password, go to: http://www.jfbb.com/clubs

Enter Club name: CraigSki2017

Enter the password received

Proceed with your discount lift ticket purchase.

Tickets will not be sent to you. Bring your order number to any ticket window to redeem your tickets.

Go Skiing !!

NJSSC December 2016 up-date

Posted by skijcb on December 14th, 2016

NJSC Monthly Report

meeting date: 112 December 2016
next meeting: 09 January 2017

Winter has returned to Vermont with a vengeance this season. SkiVermont.com has reported up to eighty (80) inches of snow already in December at some resorts.  If you were waiting for an excuse to get out & play in the snow, I think that much snow is a BIG selling point.


December Voucher purchase cut-off date & delivery: cut-off 22 December 2016 – delivery 11 January 2017

MAGIC MOUNTAIN RESORT: http://www.magicmtn.com/

Magic Mountain Resort, Londonderry, VT – just down the road from Bromley & Stratton – have finalized their change of ownership and want NJSSC members to know they are anxious to have us visit & enjoy their slopes.  Known for traditional New England trail features (narrow & rolling) and “natural” conditions, the West side of the resort receives little to no grooming, leaving the snow just where it fell, especially in the woods.  The East side of the resort is groomed for those who prefer to “point & shoot” down the trail.  Magic is offering the following discounts for NJSSC members – $53 lift ticket by showing your club membership card & NJSSC sticker; $45 NJSSC awareness days – dates pending; $25 Throwback Thursdays – every Thursday, all season.  Check out their website for hours of operation, lift ticket, facilities & trail info.


National Winter Activity Center (NWAC) – Hidden Valley Ski area has passed into history with their closing a few seasons ago.  Luckily, the facility has not gone to waste.  It has been resurrected as National Winter Activity Center, providing under-privileged and inner city children with the opportunity to experience outside winter sports.  YOU can make a difference by joining their team.  See the attached flyer and read more info on their website – 2016-natl-winter-activity-center    http://www.winter4kids.org



I am looking for one or two members to alternate as apprentices with me as NJSSC rep. Being a NJSSC rep entails attending the NJSSC monthly meeting (2nd Monday Sept thru May), learning the voucher order / distribution system and posting info about NJSSC events & offers on the Craigmeur web site as info becomes available.  Interested members please contact via email – skijcb (at) hotmail.com.  Thanks !

NJSSC GUIDEBOOKS – available at all Craigmeur Ski Club club meetings until they are gone


Points of Interest:


NJSSC membership stickers for the 2016-2017 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.   Here is a partial list of participating retailers:  http://www.njssc.org/category/membership-discounts/


Take quick look at the 2016 NJSSC August 2016 post and you will find info about three (3) NJSSC sponsored trips for the 2016-2017 season – http://www.craigmeurskiclub.com/archives/5293


Don’t forget to print out & use these flyers for NJSSC Resort Appreciation days.  You can save $$ at the ticket window with these discounts.  You will need your current Craigmeur Club membership card with the 2016-2017 NJSSC membership sticker, a copy of the resort flyer and possibly a photo ID. Here is the initial list published in November – http://www.craigmeurskiclub.com/archives/5427  and additional info is here:  http://www.njssc.org/discount-programs/


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. Resort voucher pricing contracts have NOT been finalized, therefore initial delivery will occur in December 2016.

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.

Voucher orders can ONLY be picked up at regular club meetings.  Please plan accordingly.

PRELIMINARY 2016-2017 voucher sign-up cutoff / voucher delivery dates as follows:

cut-off 22 December 2016 – delivery 11 January 2017
cut-off 26 January 2016 – delivery 15 February 2017


A determination will be made in February 2017 whether additional vouchers will be available beyond the last delivery date. Resort discount offers, weather and member participation will be determining factors.


Rep: Chris Budd

Please contact me by completing this form:

Comments or questions are welcome.

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Posted by Debbie McNeley on November 21st, 2016

Come join us for our annual Holiday Party on December 14, 2016 at The Exchange in Rockaway, starting at 8:00p.m.  $25 per person includes buffet dinner and DJ.  Cash bar available.  See Christine Jost for sign up and payment.


Posted by Debbie McNeley on November 21st, 2016

November 30, 2016 Judie from the National Academy in Vernon (previously known as Hidden Valley).  She is going to talk about the program they run for children.  Also, they are looking for instructors if you’re interested!

December 7, 2016 Joe from the National Ski Patrol will be at the meeting.  Anybody want to become a ski patroller??!!

NJSSC Vouchers – December delivery last call

Posted by skijcb on November 19th, 2016

Hi All –

If you need to order vouchers for 14 December 2016 delivery but you were not able to attend a regular club meeting, I will be taking last call voucher orders at The Exchange Restaurant Tuesday 22 November from 6pm – 8pm.

The next round of voucher orders cut-off 22 December 2016 – delivery 11 January 2017.

Also be reminded Pocono cards go on sale via the interweb on Thursday 01 December 2016.

Follow this link on 01 December to purchase your Pocono card : http://www.poconomountains.com/things-to-do/ski-snow-activities/ski-and-ride-card/

These cards are very popular and will SELL OUT QUICKLY.  Your best bet to secure your card(s) is to logon around 12:01am and complete your purchase.


NJSSC Skills Tune Up Day at Windham

Posted by skijcb on November 16th, 2016

Hello All –

Below find the flyer for 2016 NJSSC Skills Tune-Up Day at Windham Mountain – Saturday 17 December 2016.  Please print a copy and complete the info at the bottom if you plan to participate.

This program is a great way to improve your on-mountain skills.  Groups are small and taught by PSIA / AASI Level 3 instructors.  You are sure to learn something that will increase your confidence on the slopes.

I will take sign-ups & payments through Wednesday 07 December 2016.



ski / snowboard tuning demo

Posted by Lee Desantis on November 15th, 2016

Ever wonder what’s behind that ski and snowboard tune ups we all make sure to do once or twice a year? Ever wonder if it was something you could do at home, or at the lodge in our boot room?

Well now is your chance to find out a little bit about it. Tony Rinaldi is going to be our guest speaker this week to break it down and give us a demonstration. He’s been involved in the ski industry about as long as I have and among other things, oversees the rental shop at Campgaw. Some of you may remember him from our camping / rafting weekends. This should prove to be an interesting and informative night.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


Star Gazing follow up

Posted by Lee Desantis on November 13th, 2016

Star Gazing At Sheep Hill Astronomical Association 11/4/16


Thanks Dwight for putting this together – what a nice way to spend a Friday evening!  For about 2 hours – we had our own personal astronomy class.  Sky was clear, company was great, and conversation was interesting and fun.  Mike, Nick, and Surge did a great job manning the 18 inch, f/4.5 Newtonian Reflecting Telescope which sits on the 2nd floor of the observatory underneath a 16 foot steel dome.  The telescope is mounted on an equatorial fork mount with a sidereal-rate tracking motor (no – I did not remember all that – it is all on their site which I encourage all to take a look at to learn more:  http://www.sheephillastro.org/observatory.html).  In layman’s terms:  they were able to find some really cool things to look at:


  • Moon:  very bright and it was neat seeing the craters.
  • Mars
  • Double Star Alberio:  Was very pretty!  One was blue, the other white.   Looked like it should be on a Christmas card!
  • Planetary Nebula Star M57:  AKA a ring nebula.  Sort of looked like a jellyfish, but really looked like what it was – a dying star.
  • The Dumbbell M27:  Looked like a dumbbell, and also like a cobweb.


FYI:  what is visible to the human eye is given a name , everything else has a number assigned.


For those unable to attend and are interested  in astronomy, the observatory is open to the public on the 3rd Friday evening of each month at 8:30 weather permitting, and also during special events (meteor showers, etc.).