Craigmeur Ski Club

IT’S GOING AWAY !! – 2018 / 2019 MAX Pass

26 Jan

Hello All –

Be sure to make the most of your 2017 / 2018 MAX Pass because next season it is GOING AWAY.

According to this web site – – the MAX Pass is being replaced in 2018 / 2019 by the IKON Pass.

Further investigation of the web site yielded few details other than indicating several combination season passes are being replaced in 2018 / 2019 by the IKON Pass.

I recommend everyone monitor – – for additional information as it becomes available.

It appears NJSSC vouchers have received a reprieve for another season.




29 JANUARY 2018

Additional info can be found here –



NJSSC 2016-2017 vouchers on sale

01 Nov

Hi All –

The wait is over, NJSSC has finalized Vermont resort voucher contracts and prices are in !

I will begin taking voucher orders on Wednesday 09 November through Monday 21 November 2016.   Orders need to be placed in person with payment due upon sign-up.  All orders must be PAID at time of sign-up or your order does not get processed.

Delivery of round one of vouchers remains Wednesday 14 December 2016.

Review your calendars and plan your Vermont trips now, voucher cut-off dates will arrive quickly.


2016 Poconos Card – On Sale Dec 01

28 Oct

Hello All –

The Pocono Card returns for the 2017 ski & ride season.

Ski and Ride Card

Follow this link on 01 December to purchase your Pocono 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.

Good Luck !!

NJSSC August 2016 – trip planning info

17 Aug

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  7th-annual-2017-new-jerseyski-snowboard-council-trip

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……


2016 NJ SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Craigmeur Participants

14 Feb

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.”


31 Mar

Hello Craigmeur Members –

Here we are on the cusp of the first weekend in April and Spring is pushing into New Jersey with winter battling back every inch of the way. Snow showers are forecast for several days this week just to keep us in a spring skiing frame of mind. Like Tuesday – snowed most of the day here in Rockaway !

And spring skiing is going gang busters in Vermont with many resorts still operating with near 100% open terrain and some resorts turning lifts until 5pm on weekends. Monitor your favorite Vermont resorts’ web site for trail information & operating status.

Head north and use those NJSSC vouchers you’ve been holding since December 2014, the skiing doesn’t get much better this time of year. Or bring your vouchers to any club meeting and sell them to a fellow member who will ski them.

Should you end your ski season with vouchers for exchange, make sure to turn them in to Chris Budd at any club meeting ON / BEFORE Wednesday 29 April 2015 to ensure you receive a credit towards next season’s voucher purchase.


Only NJSSC vouchers are eligible for upgrade; not resort issued exchange vouchers, not pre-purchased resort lift tickets, not Ski VT vouchers.

Should you miss to 29 April cut-off, consider your vouchers souvenirs & treat them as such.


2013/2014 Dues

18 Dec
We only have one meeting left to pay your dues in person Wednesday Dec. 18th, otherwise mail your dues to the club @
Craigmeur Ski Club 179-9 Route 46 West #226 Rockaway, NJ 07866-4046
Remember the year end is almost near avoid the big late payment. 
Note: If mailing dues e-mail Mark Skove in advance.
Nomination Committee
Our President Maryanne Mecca is looking for 3-4 members to chair  the 2014 nomination committee if interest contact Maryanne
No meetings for December 25 & January 1
Happy Holidays!

NJSSC – October 2013 update

19 Oct

NJSC Monthly Report

meeting date: October 14, 2013
next meeting: November 11, 2013

Rep: Chris Budd –

Hello All –

Guidebook publication will be completed in October and you can get your NJSC Guidebook copy at the NJSC Jamboree, Friday November 01, 2013 at The Hanover Marriott. I will also have copies of the guidebook after the November NJSC meeting.

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 NJSC member sticker to inquire about discounts and deals. Also check the new NJSC web site for additional point of sale discounts under the “Membership Direct” heading.

Points of interest this month:

NJSC Jamboree – Friday November 01, 2013 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.

NJSC membership stickers for the 2013-2014 season have been delivered at the Sept 2013 meeting 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 NJSC and would like to enjoy any discounts they offer to NJSC members.

ASIA / PSIA participation

Amatuer Ski Instructors of America / Professional Ski Instructors of America – if you want to improve your skiing skills, these programs are all highly recommended. Follow the link to the flyer and print a copy for your reference. Further information can be found on the ASIA web site.


26 Jan 2014 – 31 Jan 2014 – Indian Head Resort, New Hampshire – 2014 NJSSC New Hampshire Flyer

2014 NJSSC NH Trip Reservation Form

22 Feb 2014 – 01 March 2014 – Vail, Colorado – 2014 NJSSC Vail Flyer-Reservation Form

16 March 2014 – 21 March 2014 – Sunday River, Maine – 2014 NJSSC 4th ANNUAL SUNDAY RIVER TRIP

2014 NJSSC Sunday River Reservation Form

Should you be interested in participating in any or all of the above trips, please print out the respective flyer(s) and contact the NJSSC rep organizing the trip for further info or to make your reservation.


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

NJSC Discount Vouchers will be available thru Chris Budd at any Craigmeur meeting.

Pricing has not yet been finalized by NJSSC so watch the weekly news blasts for when sign-ups will begin.  As always, payments are taken upon sign up. Sign-up cutoff / voucher delivery dates as follows:

cut-off 11/22/2013 – delivery December 11, 2013 – holiday party – limited window for deliveries
cut-off 12/23/2013 – delivery January 15, 2014
cut-off 01/22/2014 – delivery February 12, 2014

cut-off 02/21/2014 – delivery March 12, 2014


A determination will be made in March 2014 whether vouchers will be available beyond the last delivery date. Weather and participation will be determining factors.


NJSC February 2012 – Voucher news

19 Feb

Hello Craigmeur Members –

Well, Mother Nature has not been kind to winter sports enthusiasts this season, has she ? With limited snow fall in the Northeast and unseasonably warm weather, alpine sports have certainly suffered.

Upon review of lift ticket voucher purchases for the 2011-2012 season, Craigmeur Ski Club members have purchased approx. $35k of lift tickets. Someone is getting out on the slopes this season. Or optimistically holding out for that one big snow storm !

Resorts will soon begin seasonal discounts and lift ticket deals. At this time, Craigmeur has suspended further NJSC lift ticket voucher purchases due to the anticipated high quantity of lift ticket vouchers currently being held by club members.

If you are holding ANY lift ticket vouchers that you will not use by the end of March 2012, I strongly urge you to bring your vouchers to any / all regular club meetings and sell them to a club member who will use them.

Do not forget that many resorts have return limits, usually 10-15% of total purchases, and that the overages on returns get allocated across ALL members that returned vouchers for each resort. Overages the last few years have resulted in up-grade charges of as much as $45 per voucher !

Please maximize your fun and minimize your up-grade costs by using or selling your vouchers soon.

Thanks !

Chris Budd

NJSC rep