Craigmeur Ski Club

Latest Lost Items – Please Claim Items

29 Mar

The following items were found at the lodge and should be claimed as soon as possible.

(1) Green XL Steve & Borrys Sweat Shirt. Please contact Rus Hollister
(1) Pair Snow Board Boots Greys Size 10 Please contact Rus Hollister

Additional items found by Phil in early December (may be left over from last year) – Contact Russ Hollister if they are yours:

  • 1 pr. Bass Black Shoes 9 1/2D
  • 1 blk. hooded sweat shirt
  • 1 pr. Gordina Black Gloves
  • 1 Blue insolated M-10-12
  • 1 Blue ‘No Boundaries Bys’ M 3-10 long sleeve T-shirt
  • 1 blk. underpants, Hanes 6-8
  • 1 Blue underpants, Hanes Classics, MM 10-12
  • 1 faded Glory, boys 8-10, grey & blk l.sleeve fleece jacket
  • 1 Faded Glory, Boys 3-10, grey & red l. sleeve fleece jacket
  • 1 Polar Max M, blk, l.sleeve t-shirt
  • 1 Sonoma, S, 6-8, blue/orange boxer shorts
  • 1 Pickle Brand X, blk/rusk Ski Bag; Tel #973-398-???, Rich; Room 6
  • 1 turquiose belt, Gun 7-11

SSMPR @ Hunter MT

27 Mar


Well last Saturday ended the Craigmeur Ski Club race season, unfortunately all good things must come to an end. The Stanley Sharaga Memorial President Race was held at Hunter, the weather was sunny & mild and conditions were carveable. The crowds were small for a typical Saturday @ Hunter MT., yet it took some of us sometime to adjust to the Hunter MT skiing style, which is 4 people turning on the same small bump elbow to elbow.

Individually the team had a strong showing; Chuck was able to stay up on his skis and finally beating Mike during the day but caused him to move in the “A” division. Mike placed 2nd in the “B” division and some thought he calculated exactly what he need to move down to the “B” division, so he could receive some hardware. Larry was Larry and pulled up the rear but his picture looked sharp. Maryanne placed 6th in the “B” division and finally beat her daughter, some people felt it was the week of secret training @ Vail, CO. Ally placed a respectable 12th in the “B” division, some us know she actually let mom win because she need to borrow her dress shoes the next day. Overall the team held its own by placing 6th and already people are gearing up for next years race on March 22, 2008.
I like to thank everybody who participated in the races throughout the 2007 race season.

Please click here to see race results – 2007-ssmpr.pdf

Posted by Mike Rachmiel. Photos by Larry Ticotin, Chuck Guider, group photo by Mike Huston, and Hunter Mountain.

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Lodge Reservations 03/26/07

26 Mar

This coming weekend March 30 – April 1 – 32 beds are available – comeup for some spring skiing




The Easter weekend opening is on hold pending a shareholder who wants to open the house for that weekend – stay tuned.




We have shareholders assigned to all the April weekends but will need reservations in order to keep the house open – if I don’t get any reservations 1 week before the weekend then we will most likely not open the house.



Vail: Woman vs. Nature (One woman’s report) UPDATED PHOTOS

26 Mar


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The Craigmeur trip to Vail was just one more in a series of successful adventures for those who like to brave the best in winter sports. One solid week of snow accumulation, low temperatures, and high winds added a new dimension to the word “skiing” to us easterners. Whatever powder looks like in glossy magazines and on high definition screens is not what it feels like at Vail or Beaver Creek. It’s more akin to packed styrofoam than the fluffy cotton-like stuff I imagined. It took some strength to push through (hence the rubber leg syndrome after a couple of days) and made falling down a pleasure.

Our communication with each other (via radio) and home base (via cell) went uninterrupted. For this Roy gets the medal of honor for delivering our weekly health and welfare report to our Craigmeur President, Glenn, on Wednesday night during our regularly scheduled meeting back home at the Exchange: Debbie tore up her knee on her first run of the week and Bob tore an unmentionable muscle while entering the hot tub. The casualty sufferers made it through the remainder of the week unscathed thanks to the company of good friends. They abided the admonition to stay hydrated in order to fend off altitude sickness: rumors have it that it was this stoic dedication to staying hydrated that mended their battered bodies. We were, after all, at 8,150 feet above sea level.

To augment our adventures in skiing, many took it upon themselves to seek alternate activities for winter bliss. Nicole organized a snowmobiling excursion, which I hear fortuitously occurred during the one and only sunny morning we had. Rumors have it that that trip was a blast. As for myself, I took a car ride with Adele and Debbie to Glenbrook Springs and visited a spa with caves fed by natural hot springs. Our drive there through the canyon along Interstate 70 would have been beautiful had there not been a blizzard ensuing. Sean and Jerry found a gym nearby which they attended regularly (because they weren’t getting enough exercise plowing through styrofoam and trees). They later organized a gift to Roy from the group to go to that same gym for a massage. They’re still wondering whether Roy secretly had his radio tucked under his terry cloth towel.

The food and grog slopeside were outstanding. Some of us went to a spectacular restaurant at the top of Beaver Creek called Beano’s Cabin organized by Jim. Don’t let the name “Beano” mislead you. Beans were hardly on the menu…it was more like wild boar and elk for entres. Most afternoons found Craigmeurites invading Pepi’s or The Red Lion, the later of which treated us to a surprise performance by Gordon Lightfoot. Many times, however, we just cooked in and tried to impress each other with how much we could cook with as few ingredients possible. As for my condo, we made the best out of our speedshopping food excursion on the way in from the Denver airport: Ragu and beer.

Well, that’s it for my testament to a great vacation. I’m back to the daily grind at a job I fortunately love (Ryan you better be reading this). The only thing that could have made this trip more pleasurable was if everyone in the club who is reading this now and wasn’t there was there.

Note: Photos by Tod Schreibman, MaryAnne Mecca, Christine Jost, Roy Spierer, and Nicole Serkes

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New Exciting Tweak! Embedded Video

22 Mar

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I am very excited to introduce a new function, embedded video, to the Craigmeur Ski Club website. We can now feature videos relevant to the club, that have been uploaded to YouTube and Google Video. The above video is a general audience version of a video created by Kyle Ticotin and his friend Keith Thompson, featuring Kyle as the snowboarder. The simple video embedding application may be operated by club members with posting privileges. Please click here for information on submitting your video.

Larry Ticotin

Tuxedo Ridge Report

19 Mar
Tuxedo Ridge has been offering free skiing from March 2nd through the end of the season.  On Saturday, March 10 the Hollisters (Jim, Kimberly, Russell, and Meredith) and the Yombors (Chris, Anne, Jake, and Killian) tried it out.

It was a great place to teach the kids.  Jake (3), Russell(3), and Meredith (1) were all skiing on harnesses and could go down all the open trails.  The mountain is small – 6 trails in all – 4 were open over the weekend with 2 of 4 lifts running.  The baselodge (cafeteria, bar, and warming hut) are right at the bottom of the chairs – very easy to go in and out.  On the 10th they had a fun race where the winner would get a $25 gift certificate for the mountain – Chris Yombor entered and smoked the competition so Yombor’s had dinner on the mountain.

We, the Hollister’s liked it so much we went back on March 11th, March 17th, and 18th (Yombor’s joined us again on the 18th and we took the picture above).

Skiing is free for the rest of the season, so are rentals but from what we saw you would be better off renting somewhere else – the skis and boards they have are all new and nice but they ran out quickly (because its free).  They also have tubing for $12/hour.  They are offering a 3 year season pass for $300 – we bought them for us (Jim and Kimberly) and the kids will get comp under 5 passes.  From Denville it was a 40-45minute drive – about 8 miles from exit 15A on the Thurway – very easy to get to – not that crowded even with the free skiing!  Check it out next weekend – you’ll probably see us there on Sunday!

Kimberly and Jim Hollister