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    • Summer/Fall Lodge Openings - 2017-06-12 09:57:40 -

      The lodge will be open for a number of weekends through the summer and fall.  Please check out the calendar to see the open dates.  Reservations can be made through the lodge reservation email or the reservation contact link.  Hope to see you up there!

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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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2017 Craigmeur Family Friendly Fall Bike Ride

Posted by Debbie McNeley on September 28th, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:30am

Raindate: October 8, 2017

We will be riding along the scenic northern path of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in New Paltz, NY, enjoying an optional tour and tasting at the nearby distillery, the oldest in NY, and having lunch along a babbling brook.

Our ride begins at 9:30 at a parking lot at the corner of Henry Dubois Dr. and Rt. 208 in the Village of New Paltz. We’ll take a leisurely ride north on the trail passing caves and farms, arriving at the scenic Rosendale Trestle for pictures.  We head back to take in the beautiful grounds at the oldest distillery in NY, Tuthilltown Spirits,.for a tour and tasting of vodka, whiskey, gin and liquors.  Ajoining the distillery we’ll have lunch at the restaurant along a beautiful brook, the site for weddings and festive events.  The terrain on the trail will be flat crushed gravel.

For directions: GPS #1 Henry Dubois Dr. The ride takes approximately  1.25 hrs.

** Those who want to follow us, meet your carpool or leave your car, we ask that you arrive at our house by 7:45am.

Please call to just let us know you are joining us. For more information contact Lee DeSantis @ lee-dreamscape@hotmail.com (201) 294-0404 or Abby Cohen @ letsski55@aol.com (973) 202-6123.

NJSSC 2018 trip info

Posted by skijcb on September 4th, 2017

Hello Craigmeur Ski Club –

Here it is September already, summer seems to have passed in the blink of an eye, kids are back in school, cooler temperatures & shorter days are upon us.

On Thursday 8/30 I saw weather report from Wildcat Mountain – 47 degrees for a high with possibility of flurries. The autumnal equinox is not far off – 22 September 2017 –  then on the Winter Solstice 21 December 2017

It’s time to get out your alpine / nordic / winter sports gear and determine what needs to be repaired or replaced and what remains useful for another season. Did someone say Craigmeur Ski Club member’s garage sale ?

I am pleased to annouce Patrick Brennan has volunteered to take over as Craigmeur’s NJSSC representative for 2017-2018 season.  Patrick will be attending the monthly NJSSC meetings and handling the ski voucher program.  Patrick has requested anyone interested in learning more about NJSSC or helping out to please contact him at any regular club meeting.  I will also be available to provide NJSSC information to interested club members.  Welcome aboard Patrick !

 

Below is travel date information for three (3) NJSSC 2018 winter trips. For more detailed info, please down-load the flyers and contact the NJSSC rep listed:

Jay Peak Resort, Vermont – Sunday 28 January 2018 through Friday 02 February 2018 – 2018 Jay Peak     2018 JAY PEAK RESERVATION FORM

Ski Aspen / Snowmass, Colorado – Saturday 24 February 2018 through Saturday 03 March 2018 – SKI-Snowmass-Flyer-and-Reservation-Form-2018-Generic-6-14

Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine – Sunday 18 March 2018 through Friday 23 March 2018 – 2018 Sunday River Trip arranged by New Jersey Ski & Snowboard     8th ANNUAL 2018 NEW JERSEYSKI & SNOWBOARD COUNCIL TRIP

 

More NJSSC news will be available later in September.

CRAIGMEUR SK/SNOWBOARD ANNUAL CLAM BAKE

Posted by Debbie McNeley on August 1st, 2017

Craigmeur Ski/Snowboard Club annual Clam Bake is August 19, 2017 at the Lake Forest Yacht Club, 35 Yacht Club Drive, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849, starting at noon.  You must come to a meeting to sign up and receive your wrist bracelet.  No walk-ins will be allowed!!  Help in needed to set-up, take down, cooking, etc. Side dishes and desserts are always needed and appreciated.

12th ANNUAL CAMPING/RAFTING TRIP UPDATE

Posted by Debbie McNeley on July 23rd, 2017

Another successful camping/rafting trip to add to our memories! We had over 80 people come for the fun.  The rain held off until everybody’s camp was set up and everybody had their dinner.  It was still a fun night of visiting with everybody and playing games.  The weather was excellent from then on.  After a continental breakfast, it was off to the Delaware River. The rafting trip was filled with fun, laughter, water fights, nature watching and some were even lucky enough to catch a fish or two!  After a delicious dinner, we all danced the night away to the great music provided by “Fly by Night”.  Chinese lanterns were sent afloat and the firework show was spectacular!!  After staying up until the wee hours of the morning in front of the beautiful fire, we were treated to a big breakfast before puling up camp and returning home.  A big thank you to everyone for all of your help in making this a great trip!

fund raiser golf outing

Posted by Lee Desantis on June 22nd, 2017

Craigmeur Kids (And Adults) Picnic

Posted by Larry Ticotin, Webmaster on June 9th, 2017

Date: Saturday June 10

Time: 11am-5pm

Where: Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, Mahlon Dickerson Shelter/Picnic Site/Ball Field
Craigmeur Ski Club Kids Picnic
What better way to get together with friends and family than to have an old fashioned picnic?
Please use this opportunity to bring along a friend or family that would like to see what Craigmeur Ski Club is all about. All are welcome. There will be games for the kids both big and small. We will have hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers and more. We always welcome bringing a dish to share.  The event will be BYOB.
A bit about the location.  Mahlon Dickerson is a very large park with hiking and mountain biking trails.  There are campsites if you want to make a weekend out of it. (You will need to contact the park service to reserve a site) We will be located at the ball field and have a pavilion to keep out of the sun.
Please RSVP to Justin Stone at jstone101@gmail.com with a headcount of you and your guests.

12TH ANNUAL CRAIGMEUR CAMPAING AND RAFTING TRIP

Posted by Larry Ticotin, Webmaster on June 9th, 2017

Mark your calendars for the 12th annual camping / rafting weekend, July 14, 15, and 16.  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, Landers liability form and Craigmeur liability form.  All forms must be submitted to John Bandoni, 2 Highland Ave., Succasunna, NJ 07876 by June 21st!!  Please contact John at (973) 927-6332 or jdoni62@yahoo.com with any questions and to let him know how you would like to help!

2017 Rafting Flyer

Rafting Trip Registration Final 2017

Landers Liability Release 2017

RELEASE-OF-LIABILITY

CRAIGMEUR GOLF WEEKEND

Posted by Larry Ticotin, Webmaster on June 9th, 2017

Craigmeur Golf Weekend is Friday, June 23-25, 2017 at Green Mountain National Golf Course and Lake St. Catherines Golf Course. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

A $50.00 deposit due by June 10th will secure your spot! Any questions, contact Frank Smith, (973) 479-2826 or fsmith16@optonline.net or 51 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849.

NJSSC Voucher info – April 2017

Posted by skijcb on March 28th, 2017

Hi All –

I love Spring skiing – long sunlit days, soft snow, less layers.  Don’t let the weather here deter you from going to your favorite Northeast or Mountain West ski area, it’s still winter there.  Get out and make some turns.

This is my last season as the club’s NJSSC rep.  I have enjoyed providing a valuable service to the club’s members.  Craigmeur Ski Club needs a successor to step forward now so I can share “the tricks of the trade” with that person to ready them for September 2017 when NJSSC meetings begin for the 2017-2018 season.

As the season begins to wind down and club members clean out equipment bags and winter jacket pockets, inevitably valid vouchers are discovered.  Now is the time to bring these valid vouchers to any regular club meeting and sell or swap them with other Craigmeur Ski Club members.

DO NOT SELL VOUCHERS VIA CRAIGSLIST OR ANY OTHER ON-LINE OUTLET.  DO NOT SELL VOUCHERS AT OR NEAR RESORTS.

Club members caught selling NJSSC vouchers via this method will result in Craigmeur Ski Club being suspended from the NJSSC program.

If you do end up having vouchers to up-grade for next season, the NJSSC voucher surrender period for Craigmeur Ski Club begins on 12 April 2017 and ends on 03 May 2017.  NJSSC Vouchers are to be brought to any regular club meeting during that time frame and surrendered in person.  NJSSC Vouchers NOT received by 03 May will NOT be honored for an upgrade for next season.

VOUCHERS ISSUED BY ANY ENTITY OTHER THAN NJSSC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR NJSSC UPGRADE.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend a club meeting before the cut-off.

 

NJSSC February 2017 up-date

Posted by skijcb on February 14th, 2017

NJSSC Monthly Report

meeting date: 13 Feb 2017
next meeting: 13 March 2017

Winter remains strong in Vermont regardless of the spastic weather we are experiencing in New Jersey.  Don’t wait until the snow falls here, get up to the Lodge & get your runs in now.  It will be golf & cycling season much too soon.  Then who’s to blame for your rusty old skis ?

NEW THIS MONTH:

FINAL 2016-2017 VOUCHER ORDER – February 2017 Voucher purchase cut-off date & delivery: cut-off 22 February 2017 – delivery 15 March 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.

SKI & SNOWBOARD COMMUNITY:

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

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APPRENTICESHIP & NEW REPRESENTATIVE:

I am retiring from NJSSC rep position at the end of the 2016-2017 ski season.  I have been 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 – which will be any day now….

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Points of Interest:

DISCOUNTS:

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/

NJSSC APPRECIATION DAYS

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/

VOUCHER DISCOUNTS:

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.

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.

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

cut-off 22 February 2017 – delivery 15 March 2017

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 !!

Rep: Chris Budd

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