Craigmeur Ski Club

NJSC October 2011 meeting report

25 Oct

NJSC Monthly Report

meeting date: October 10, 2011
next meeting: November 14, 2011

Rep: Chris Budd –

I guess this report is better late than never.  NJSC vouchers are available, SkiVT discounts are sold out and the NJSC Jamboree is upon us – Friday November 04  7pm at the Hanover marriott, Route 10 East.

If you are interested in learning more about NJSC, are curious as to how it functions, or you would like to volunteer some time, please seek me out at any regular club meeting & I will be happy to discuss it with you. Ken Fox has volunteered to assist me with NJSC administrative and voucher functions as his time permits. Everyone else is also welcome to help out.

NJSC expects the Guidebook publication will be completed in October. NJSC plans to have the 2011-2012 Guidebook copy available at the NJSC Jamboree, November 04, 2011 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.

NJSC membership stickers for the 2011-2012 season have been delivered to Craigmeur’s membership chair and will be placed on the back of your Craigmeur membership card when you renew your dues. Show this sticker to retailers / resorts / restuarants 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.

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.

Be sure to visit the NJSC web site often – – for news / discounts / events.

Points of interest this month:

NJSC Jamboree – Friday November 04, 2011 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.

Ski Skills Tune Up Day – Saturday December 10, 2011 @ Windham Mtn.
Check the attached flyer. If you are interested, please print a copy of the flyer for your reference. You must sign up with me BEFORE December 01, 2011 as NJSC will only accept Club checks. See me at any regular meeting. 2011 NJSC Skills Tune Up info

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 NJSC web site.  2011-2012 NJSC ASIA


NJSC – Park City, Utah – Saturday Feb 25 to Saturday Mar 03, 2012 – follow the link to the flyer. There are various levels of lodging options so be sure to review the flyer thoroughly. If you are interested, sign up soon. Initial deposit & second payment are due.  2012 NJSC ParkCity info

NJSC – Sunday River, Maine – Sunday February 29 to Friday March 03, 2012 – follow the link to the flyer. Great east coast resort with seven contiguous peaks, slope side lodging and daily lessons. It’s a great deal with many extras.  2012 Sunday River FLYER

NJSC – Mont Tremblant, Canada – Sunday March 25 2012 to Friday March 30, 2012 – follow the link to the flyer. Great Canadian resort with a European feel. Various lodging options are available.  2012 NJSC Tremblant info


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 – have not been released yet but are expected before the october 2011 meeting date. NOTE: Killington will offer a Junior discount lift voucher this season. Vouchers are available for advance purchase thru Chris Budd at any Craigmeur meeting. Payments are taken upon sign up.  FIRM sign-up cutoff / voucher delivery dates as follows:

cut-off 10/26/2011 – delivery November 16, 2011
cut-off 11/30/2011 – delivery December 14, 2011
cut-off 12/21/2011 – delivery January 11, 2012
cut-off 01/25/2012 – delivery February 15, 2012

A determination will be made in February 2012 whether vouchers will be available beyond the last delivery date. Weather and participation will be determing factors.


See y’all soon.

Three Bridges Bike Tour – NEW DATE: Nov 6th, 2011

18 Oct

When: 9:00am

Where:  Meet at the pedestrian entrance to the GW Bridge in Fort Lee, NJ.  The entrance is located on River Road/9W.   North of here the River Road is called the Palisades Parkway or Route 9W.

How to get there:    Drive along River Road until I see the entrance to the bridge on my right.   Then look for the next available parking spot on the road.   If it’s nice day you might have to really hunt for a spot.   This is probably one of the most popular biking routes in the area.


9:15am Start ride.


The ride is:


GW Bridge (smile, pictures)

Hudson River Greenway/Riverside Park (go all the way downtown, watch out for pedestrians)

Left on Christopher Street (through the Village)

Right on Chrystie (down to bridges)

Across Manhattan Bridge (smile, pictures)

U-Turn back across Brooklyn Bridge (smile, pictures)

Up Lafayette into Little Italy/Chinatown area

Eat at La Mela on Mulberry Street in Little Italy for lunch (

Now here’s the tricky part.   After lunch we will continue riding uptown along Broadway (yes, there’s a bike path on Broadway).  If we get tired we will are not too proud to hop on the subway.   The subway takes us all the way back to the GW Bridge.   I’m sure we’ll figure out what is the best thing to do when we get to this point (also depends on how much we eat, weather, etc.). 


I have done this ride before (I didn’t go to La Mela, but Little Italy, yes, and the subway part too).   It is not a difficult ride but it is tricky.   We will be on NYC DOT bike paths 99% of the time.   This doesn’t mean that the ride will be smooth.   There will be moving vehicles of all sizes everywhere, not to mention pedestrians, rickshaws, horses, baby carriages, joggers, hand-holders, and people with really big thighs on rollerblades.   This is totally fun and, best of all, it supports NYC’s  initiative to make the city bike friendly and green. 


Although, mostly on dedicated bike lanes this ride is not recommend for kids unless they are really, really good with riding on city streets and they promise to wear every piece of protective equipment known to man.


As for us adults, take your chances folks.  


Hope to see you there.   If you have any questions please write me at: Click here for Contact Form  

Also, check out maps at:


11 Oct

NJSC has published prices for 2011-2012 resort ski vouchers.  Be sure to come to any Club meeting to obtain pricing info, complete sign up & submit payment for vouchers.  See Chris Budd for additional details.

To aid you in making plans, please note important dates that pertain to voucher purchases as follows:

Cut-Off                         Delivery

10/26/2011             11/16/2011

11/30/2011             12/14/2011

12/21/2011             01/11/2012

01/25/2012             02/15/2012

Voucher sales may continue past January 2012 depending upon weather conditions and skier demand.

Remember, please use what you purchase.  You are encouraged to sell extra vouchers within the Club, not out-side the Club.

Vouchers returned for credit at the end of the season are subject to return limits as indicated on the order forms, additional charges will apply.

Meeting location Change – October 5, 2011

05 Oct

Tonight’s Craigmeur Ski Club Meeting will be at Scerbo’s in Wharton.  October 5th. 8pm

This is the first night to renew membership.

Direction from The Exchange to Scerbo’s:

1. Head west on US-46 W – 4.6 mi
2. Turn right onto S Main St – 1.1 mi
3. Scerbo’s will be on the Right on the corner of S Main and Kossuth Ave
Scerbo’s Italian Restaurant
47 Kossuth Ave, Wharton, NJ