Craigmeur Ski Club


29 Apr

April 29, 2007


Don’t let your 2006-2007 NJSC vouchers become worthless, turn them in for an up-grade to a 2007-2008 NJSC voucher.

You can return your un-used NJSC vouchers in person to Chris Budd on Wednesday May 02, 2007 at the Craigmeur End of Season Party at The Exchange.

If you cannot return your vouchers in person on May 02, please contact Chris Budd via email @ to get the necessary mailing information to return your vouchers by the deadline.

PICO vouchers were collected and returned to NJSC on April 09, 2007 as required by the resort due to change of ownership.

Killington & Pico changed ownership in April 2007 and NJSC is waiting to hear what the new ownership’s voucher policy will be.  NJSC hopes there is little or no change in the way vouchers are purchased / used / up-graded.  More information will be shared as it becomes available.



11 Apr

Canoe/Raft Trip August 4, 2007 – BE THERE BY 9AM! Come and join us for a fun filled day canoeing and rafting down the Delaware, followed by a great barbecue at the end of the day with the great cuisine of our own club members/Professional Caterers: Diane Bogert, Diamon Catering and Olivier Monod, Campus Foods Service. The trip is open to all members, families and friends. Rates are $27.00 pp for adults and $20.00 per child ages 5-12 for canoeing/rafting. The barbecue is $10.00 per person. Please sign up at any club meeting or download the following documents for complete information and registration. The deadline is July 1st. So hurry and make your plans for this wonderful event. For other info. you can also contact Roy Spierer at or Maryanne Mecca at We hope to see you on the river.


Please check out last year’s successful trip by clicking here.

Roy and Maryanne.

High Bridge Bike Ride – A free event!

11 Apr

June 9, 2007, 9:00 AM Sharp: 3rd Annual Craigmeur Ski Club Bike Ride on the Columbia Trail (Rails to Trail). Rain or Shine! Back by popular demand!

Please join us for a bike ride on this beautiful scenic trail that starts in High Bridge, NJ. The trail is an old railroad path that has been converted into a pedestrian and bike trail. The trail is flat, hard packed fine white gravel and suitable for beginner to advance bike riders. It is recommended that you use a mountain or hybrid bike, although racing bikes can easily navigate the first half of the trail. Friends of Craigmeur Ski Club are welcome to join us. The trail is free! After the trip we will meet at the “Circa” (for food and refreshments). You may visit their web site at– I have made arrangements for the restaurant to reserve at least two tables for us. Please mention you are with the Craigmeur Ski Club when you enter their premises.

Please click here if you would like to learn more about this easy to bike trail.

Most people will want to do at least 8 miles of this round trip since it is the most scenic part of the trail. This part goes from Highbridge to Califon’s Old train station and then back. The more adventurous or advanced riders can do 16 miles round trip. The 16 mile route will be chosen based on weather conditions.

The trail is easy to get to by car. You can get there from Chester via Rt 24 or by Route 80 in the Netcong area. Here are directions.

Columbia Trail driving directions:
Take Rt. 80 to 206 South to Rt. 24 (Chester). Turn right onto take Rt. 24 West. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto NJ-24/CR-513/E MILL RD. Continue to follow CR-513. Turn RIGHT onto CR-513/CHURCH ST. Continue to follow CR-513 to Main Street. Afterwards, you will make a quick right into the municipal parking lot where we will meet. The Columbia Trail is across the street from the parking lot. Circa Restaurant is less than a block away from the parking lot and is an easy walk.

Please give yourself ample driving time to reach High Bridge. From Chester NJ, High Bridge is less than a half-hour driving time.

You may contact me via email (preferred) or via cell 973-713-9169 if you have any questions.

I will be at the following club meetings at The Exchange Restaurant, Rockaway, Nj to answer questions: 4/18,5/2,5/16,6/6

Recommend items: Water, Extra clean shirt and a towel to wipe off dust and grime, if any, before entering the restaurant.

NYC 5 Boro tour on May 6, 2007

11 Apr

Directions for Craigmeur NYC 5 Boro tour meeting & parking. We are leaving Denville Dunkin Donuts (Route 46 eastbound) at 4:31am sharp to Staten Island, as it takes a good hour.

By Car to Staten Island Ferry From New Jersey and South
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 13, I-278 (Goethals Bridge). Cross the Goethals Bridge (a toll bridge). Stay left on Staten Island Expressway (I-278) to Lily Pond Avenue exit; last exit before Verrazano Bridge. At light make left onto lily pond avenue take to end, at light make right onto Bay street Fort Wadswoth, make next right onto Street. We park and tailgate on this street. We will be going to the Staten Island ferry at 5:40am sharp. The ferry runs 6:00am, 6:30am, 7:00am & 8:00am. If you get separated, when you get off the ferry go to right and you will see the main ferry entrance, a little deli and portable bath rooms. We will be right outside that area and leaving 7:15am sharp to start our bike tour.

Contact the Craigmeur team coordinator Glen @ for his cell number and what to bring if you are tailgating.

Please click here for additional directions that will take you to our meeting place near the ferry (written by Craig Desantis): directions-to-bike-ney-york.pdf

NJSC Race Party

09 Apr

This year’s End-of-Year Race Party will be held on April 26 (a Thursday) starting at 6:30 pm at the Main Street Exchange in Rockaway, NJ.  The cost will be $29 pp for a buffet that includes salad, three entrees, potatoes, desert, coffee, tea and soda with a cash bar.   The Fone Booth is closed and undergoing renovations so it is unavailable this year.  Please Let me know by April 19.  Reminder: if your club participated in the State Race, one member of your club must be present to pick up any prizes and if your club participated in the WNRL each individual that raced must be present to win any prizes.  See you all then! 


Pico Vouchers – April 8, 2007 Return Deadline!

01 Apr

All PICO vouchers must be in Chris Bud’s hands by SUNDAY APRIL 08, 2007. Afterwards you will not be able to return them and they will be unusable. Sorry, no exception.

Please be aware that there is a change of ownership for Killington/Pico and this announcement should not be taken lightly.

This is a one-shot deal. The NJ Ski Council can only return 1 batch of vouchers to the mountain. Thus, we need to do everything possible to get in all of these tickets ASAP.
Please give your vouchers to Chris Bud at this Wednesdays meeting.

Chris Budd
Craigmeur Ski Club
NJSC Representative