Craigmeur Ski Club

Charly Toole Recap October 17, 2007 Meeting

17 Oct

Charly Toole, guest speaker, spoke to the club about strength training, conditioning and diet for skiing and other physical activities. Training can help make skiing a much more enjoyable experience and help improve stamina and minimize injuries. During the meeting Charly had us do some short exercises and strength training to illustrate his program. For more information, please visit Charly’s site:

Please view the above video to hear a brief interview.

Please check the calendar often for future guest speakers.

Written by Larry Ticotin

Craigmeur 1st Annual Paintball Outing

14 Oct

Wow!! what a day. Once again we had another great time during one of many non-skiing activities. The weather was excellent while 26 members and friends came decked out in their cammo gear to the Paintball Depot field in West Milford NJ. Experience of players ranged from the newbie 1st timer (Roy Spierer Craigmeur VP) to the highly experienced with the top of the line automatic electronic paintball gun. Our coordinators: Bruce Stewart and Glenn DeSantis planned a great day that went off without a hitch. The group was divided into 2 teams: orange and white. Bruce unfotunately was on the opposite team of his wife Amy, and on the paintball field no marital rules apply. Our faithfull President: Glenn deSantis took a hit to the side of his neck which left a good sized welt. Don’t worry Glenn, we won’t ask questions. Injuries were minimal and are all in a day’s fun. At the end of the day, the white team was the winner. I am sure that this event will be repeated and fine tuned just like the others held throughout the year. Roy Spierer

Written by Roy Spierer
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Ski Movies

11 Oct

The following information was provided by John Streisguth:

Ski Movie Dates/Locations (near NJ or lodge)

Warren Miller’s “Playground”:

Oct 19-21 Wyoming Valley Mall Wilkes-Barre PA

Nov. 4 Bear Creek Resort (ski area) Macungie PA

Nov. 11 Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

Nov. 16 + 17 Northhampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA

Nov. 16 Symphony Hall NYC

Dec. 12 The Town Hall NYC

Teton Gravity Research’s “Lost and Found”:

Nov, 2 Middlebury College, VT

Nov. 15 Webster Hall, NYC

Nov. 24 Big Boulder ski area, PA

Matchstick Production’s “Seven Sunny Days”:

Oct. 19 Higher Ground Burlington, VT

Oct. 24 The Knitting Factory NYC

Oct 25 Sherman Theatre Stroudsburg, PA

Nov. 30 Middlebury College, VT

Club Member Lodge Prices

10 Oct

Notice:  In order to get the Club Member discounted pricing at the Lodge your 2007-2008 Club Dues must be paid prior to making your reservation.  If dues are not previously paid, you will be charged Guest Rates.

NJSC – NO Killington or Pico vouchers for 2007-2008 season

07 Oct

Craigmeur Ski Club Members –

As of September 27, 2007, NJSC has been officially notified that there will be NO Killington or Pico voucher program for the 2007-2008 season.  Attached is a copy of the official letter received from Killington ownership.  NJSC 2007 Killington voucher info

Vouchers returned from the 2006-2007 ski season will be up-gradable for THIS SEASON ONLY.  After 2007-2008, Killington & Pico will NOT honor any NJSC vouchers.

Craigmeur Ski Club recommends all members to begin evaluating alternating ticket purchase programs if your plans include skiiing at Killington or Pico.  The first place to begin searching is the Killington web site under group tickets.  Another alternative is the mEticket program, offering advance purchase option at a discount to point of sale pricing.

Please share any information found concerning discount Killington / Pico lift tickets with all other Craigmeur Ski Club members.

Posted by Chris Budd 10/7/2007

Craig’s Famous Bike NY Tour Stats

02 Oct

212 foot vertical incline in 1 mile, 2 percent grade: 5 cyclists did it without dismounting. 4,760 foot span across the Hudson River on the George Washington Bridge: only 1 cyclist afraid of heights. Traverse down Riverside Park and Westside Highway Bike Path at 15 miles per hour: no-one got lost. Heartland Brewery at South Street Seaport: 2,300 ounces of ale consumed. Hoboken Ferry at 10 knots: extra charge for bikes. Hoboken Ski Club Pub Crawl: 3 Craigmeurites made it!

Photos by: Larry Ticotin, Craig Desantis, Diane Bogert, Chris Budd
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