Craigmeur Ski Club

2015 Craigmeur Club Race

18 Mar

This past Saturday March 14, 2015 we had Craigmeur Ski Club’s annual club race at Bromley, VT, we had 57 racers. The weather was 32 degrees, soft snow, but foggy with light rain. The event took less than two hours and no T-bar issues like years past. After the race we had a barbeque in the afternoon at the lodge and the festivities  went late into the evening. Especially thanks for  to the barbeque committee for a job well done.


Note: We have plenty of action shots and videos for the web page that will be posted shortly.

 Well in this reporters opinion, everybody enjoyed the race, barbeque and had fun. So remember you have 365 days to get ready for the 2016 race.

Mike Rachmiel

Race Chairman

2015 Craigmeur Ski Club Running order from Bromley printing


Craigmeur Ski Club does it Again!

17 Feb

Craigmeur Ski Club does it Again!

This past Saturday February 7, 2015 was the NJSC state race for the adults and Jr. at Pico, VT., we had 13 adults and 11 juniors racing. Craigmeur Ski Club had its best day ever for the adult team, we won the women’s overall, junior overall and the combine overall.

The snow gods were shining on the Craigmeur Ski club women’s race team, this past Saturday February 7, 2015. Once again the women’s team took home the gold (only 2nd time ever) in the overall at the NJSC State race @ Pico.  The women’s’ team was comprised of Anneliese Yombor 1st place overall, Kimberly Hollister 7th overall, Brianne Rachmiel 8th overall and especially big thanks to Isabelle Brennan for stepping-up, finally joining the team and making the win all possible.

The Men’s team had an off day, by taking 5th place. Congrats to Ronald (aka Rob) McDonald 6th overall, Justin Stone 9th overall, Don Stinson, Pat Brennan for filing an open spot, Bob Quinn and Jim Hollister. Rounding out the Men’s B” team was Mike Rachmiel, Chris Budd Jr., and Larry Ticotin.

The junior team was comprised of Killan Yombor, Meredith Hollister, Sarah Priore, Russell Hollister, Jake Yombor, Sandra Quinn, Maggie McDonald, Patrick Quinn, Lindsay Stinson, Emma Brennan and Liam Brennan.

Our club was the hit of the race party for our large turn out to our loud cheering. The President of the NJSC was so impress with our Jr. Team that they are posting their team picture on the NJSC web page and also will be in the NJSC 2016 council book. In closing I like to say thanks to everybody for showing up (Not you Mr. Trash talker aka Craig DeSantis) and making this our best team results ever!

Look for a future date in May when we’ll be presenting the NJSC cup to the club.


Mike Rachmiel

Race Chairman


Record Number of Racers@ Bromley

10 Mar

This past Saturday March 8, 2014 we had Craigmeur Ski Club’s annual club race at Bromley, VT, we had 72 racers which is a new club record. The weather was Sunny, 35 degrees and plenty of snow. As members were waiting to bash the gates, we had a few snow ball fights, a few made a snowman or two, some were waxing & sharping and some came to the event with newly purchased ski’s to give them that extra edge in the gates. The event took less than two hours, the new photographer took plenty of action shots, the pictures will be available for copying at future meetings, all the competitors seem to walk away with the feeling that they gave their all and other then a T-bar issue by the mountain near the end it was a great day.

Well in this reports opinion, everybody enjoyed the race, barbeque and fun. So remember you have 365 days to get ready for the 2015 race.

Mike Rachmiel

Race Chairman

2014 Craigmeur Ski Club Race Results

2014 Racing

06 Jan


 The WNRL will be return to Tuxedo Ridge this coming season, starting January 8 – February 12th,, race starts 7:30pm. The price is $15 per racer for lift ticket, gate fee, and bar food.

NJSSC Consolation Race January 20, 2014 Campgaw MT Bergen Cty, NJ  for 730 PM Monday January 20.  Cost is $20 per person for the lift ticket and gate fee.If interested contact mike rachmiel

Jr. State Race February 1, 2014 @ Pico  $55 (note: date is correct, not the same date as the adults) if interested contact mike rachmiel

 State Race February 8, 2014 @ Pico  $65 if interested contact mike rachmiel

 Club Race March 8, 2014 @ Bromley Mt.,  VT Group Rates We will be having sign-ups for Bromley group rates starting Feb. 5- 19.  Price is $43 for Adults, sorry no Jr. or children group rates

SSMMPR March 22 @ Hunter MT, NY

Race training

 Monday Night Adult Training 2013-2014: Mountain Creek, NJ

 * The first session is scheduled for Monday, January 6th. We meet every Monday night during the race season to sometime in March, as weather and snow conditions allow.

* Training will run from 6pm to just before closing at 9pm.

* The cost will most likely be the same as in the past: 20 dollars for a lift ticket and 20 dollars for the training fee.

 * You may attend on a per diem basis, or purchase the full season of training. (Discount passes are available with the full season package)

   email John Pierce at If it is less urgent, you may call 973-864-8177, NY

March 9, 2013 Club Race

18 Mar

This past Saturday March 9 we had our annual club race at Bromley Mt in Vermont and the weather was fabulous, blue skies and 40 degree temp’s. We had 55 racers in all with only 15 young racers, some were stripping down to gain an extra advantage others to cool down as the sun was strong & warm , others waxing up the boards to save a few hundredth of a second and some removing their gadgets to lighten their load. Most  survived the T-bar lift before it broken down at the end and only Chris Budd Sr. missed his final run.   All in all it was beautiful day to have a race and enjoy some skiing  with a fellow members. A very special thanks to Roy Spierer for hanging in the middle of the course and take many photos of us for almost 2 hours.


The hillbilly barbeque in the lodge parking in the late afternoon after a hard day of ski was great. We have plenty of food from burgers & dogs with beer onions from the grill being cooked by our Eric Strand. The porch had tables lined with all sorts of food, chips, salads, chilly, wings , mac & cheese,  sausage &peppers  and a course plenty to drink with beer, soda and water. The wheel barrel fire was roaring  late into the evening as the neighbors was hanging and enjoying great eats & drinks. A very special thanks for the party crew team of Bob Apgar, Christine Jost, Amy Stewart, Bruce “speedy” Stewart, Frank Smith, Mark Skove ,Craig ”better luck next year” DeSantis and my apologized is I missed anybody.

So racers until next year this is Mike Rachmiel Club Race chairman, saying  enjoy the summer,train hard and we’ll see you on the slopes soon.

Craigmeur Ski Club race results from March 9 2013

Written by Mike Rachmiel
Photos by: Ken Fox & Roy Spierer
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2012 Club Race

07 Mar

On March 3 we had the 2012 club race at Bromley, VT. The day started out with sleet & rain, but we were able to move back the race start time to 12:00pm and the weather turned to Sun when the first racer hit the course. In all we had 55 racers who turned out for the event and everybody agreed that change of venue & skiing was excellent! We also had a visit from the big fellow, no not Santa (relaxing in Hawaii) but the one & only Rex Ryan Head coach of the Jets.

Once again we had the barbeque at lodge(pre-planned) and everybody enjoyed the burgers, dogs, wings, salads, sausage, beans and a course Craig’s beer choices. Special thanks to the setup crew of Bob, Frank & Christine and the many other helpers & cookers.

Please click here to view the club race results: 2012 Craigmeur Ski Club Results

Mike Rachmiel

Race Chairmen



2011 Craigmeur Club Race @ Pico

08 Mar

Well this past Saturday we had the annual Craigmeur ski club race @ Pico, Vt and we had a 61 racers. This year’s race was on ‘B” slope, which made the race more challenging then years past, but still a fun day. We had a threat of rain but the ski gods held the rain off until the race was completed by all. So thanks to all the racers for coming out and making the club race a big success.

The Barbecue was decide in the morning to be held at the lodge and let’s just say Oliver out did himself with burgers, dogs, chicken, pasta, ribs, pork loin, etc.. So a big thanks to Oliver!

Mike Rachmiel Race Chairman

2011 Craigmeur Ski Club Race Results

Club Race Picnic March 5th

17 Jan

Please be sure to join us at Pico for the CRAIGMEUR SKI CLUB RACE on SATURDAY MARCH 5th, 2011.  This is always a good time of fun with friends and family.  Once again the picnic will be on the mountain provided directly after the races.

PICO HOUSING INFORMATION FOR CLUB RACE – IF IS NO ROOM IN THE INN: Glenn has made arrangements with the following hotel for Race Weekend –  Friday March 4th and Saturday March 5th. YOU must tell them at time of reservation YOU are with the Craigmeur Ski Club for these rates.  Note: The cutoff for these rates was 2/17/11.

The manager has agreed at the rate of $ 79.00 per night for a double for Craigmeur Ski Club Members.
Reservations need to be made by Thursday February 17, 2010 to secure the Room & Rates.  Glenn asked him to hold 6 rooms for our members, he agreed. More rooms could be made available if needed.
Craigmeur members need to be sure to request Craigmeur Rates when making the reservations.
Any questions Mike Mc Laughlin, group manager at the Red Roof will handle. 802-775-4335.
Suggestion – If you are on the Craigmeur Lodge Waitlist you may wish to make a reservation at one of these hotels, just in case.  Be sure to confirm their cancellation policy if in the event you do get a bed at the Lodge.

Meals:  Members and Guests who will be joining the barbecue at PICO and/or Dinner at the lodge Saturday who are staying off site MUST advise the coordinators.  Kim Hollister is coordinating the Dinner at the Lodge.  Craig DeSantis is coordinating the Picnic at PICO.

Sign up for the Race at PICO – Please sign up at the meetings.

Sign up for the Picnic at PICO  – There will be a barbeque on the mountain following the race.  Please sign up at the meetings Wednesday nights at The Exchange in Rockaway or Email CRAIG DESANTIS.

Sign up for Dinner at Lodge the Day of the Race – Prices for the Dinner at the Lodge for those staying elsewhere is $10 Adult and $5 Children twelve and under.  But PLEASE NOTE that EVERYONE has to sign up for the Dinner at the Lodge including those staying at the Lodge!  Please click here and email KIMBERLY HOLLISTER.

Prices for the Picnic for everyone will be announced soon!   “TBD”

SSMPR @ Hunter MNT March 20

25 Feb



Saturday – March 20, 2010 at Hunter Mountain, NY

This event is open to all NJSC SKI CLUB members and their children.

Skiers of all ages and abilities are welcome

The race is on Madison located near the base lodge and the race is dual Nastar. If interested contact Mike Rachmiel by March 9, see below for pricing. Race entry fee  includes professional action picture of ones-self. The after party includes food & soda and prizes. Last year Tracey won the grandprize of twin tip ski’s.

Price: $60 (the works)

Price for lift ticket and party (no racing): $38

Price for race and party (no lift ticket): $27


09 Feb

This past Saturday was the NJSC annual State race @ Pico, VT. Craigmeur  Race Team shined and had its best results ever, the Women’s team  broke new ground by taking 1st place by 35 seconds, the Men’s team  had an off day but still finished 4th and combined 2nd place finish.

Now some individuals  accomplishments; way to go Anneliese Yombor on taking 1st place for the women’s for the 6thstraight year not counting maternity leaves, Dawn Mazzanti taking 2ndbehind  Anneliese and Kimberly Hollister for cracking the top 10 and taking 9th, was it Kimberly’s ski rental’s for the day or  the 3 years of french fry turns, regardless she smoked some of the Men, counting yours truly. Chris Yombor as his 2nd place finish and missing 1st place by 2 seconds combine.

Also this past Saturday was the 3rdannual Jr. NJSC race @ Pico. We had 5 jr. racers mostly rookies who braved the icy course on B-slope after the adults finished their 1st GS run.

Some of the accomplished were, Meredith Hollister finishing  2ndin the girls class C division, in the boys class C division we had Jake Yombor taking 2ndand Russell Hollister taking 3rd. In the girls class B division we had Brianne Rachmiel taking 2ndplace and Aaron Rachmiel the only snowboarder finishing 4th in the boys class B division.

Overall I like thank all our the participates for showing up and support the Craigmeur race team, we had 4 Women & 9 Men race. Congrats to Eleanor Young on finishing her 1st race, congrats to Justin Stone with his first NJSC state race, to our fearless leader Larry, hopefully next year you’ll complete the course. To Rob & Craig who trained hard the day before better luck next year.

Looking forward to seeing everybody next year!.

Remember if you want to try racing, we still have two WRNL races @ Hidden Valley, February 10 SL and March 3  both starting 7:30pm. Also save the date March 20, 2010 is the SSMMPR @ Hunter MT., the race is a Nastar race similar to our club race and we are looking for racers so Craigmeur can again flex their muscles and win the race. Look for more details later in the month but the fees are approx. $45 for lift ticket, race fee, party w/food & prizes and action picture of yourself racing.

Mike Rachmiel

Race Chairman