Craigmeur Ski Club

NYC Two Bridge Ride – October 6th

22 Sep

The NYC Two Bridges ride is officially scheduled for October 6th (weather is looking GOOD). We meet at 9:30 am at the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawkin, NJ. From there we will take the ferry to Manhattan and ride down the West Side, then across the island, and finally over the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. This is definitely a bring-your-camera day. The views from the ferry and bridges are spectacular. Lunch will be by popular demand, most likely in either Little Italy or The Meatpacking District. The entire ride will be less than 15 miles – easy, all flat. The hard part of this ride is that it is in a city, travelling on bike paths and one needs to be alert.
For more information contact Maryanne Mecca, the trip organizer. Can’t wait to see you there!






19 Sep

NJSC Monthly Report

meeting date: September 10, 2012
next meeting: October 08, 2012

Rep: Chris Budd –

Welcome Back – Guidebook publication will be completed in October and you can get your NJSC Guidebook copy at the NJSC Jamboree, Friday November 02, 2012 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.

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.

Points of interest this month:

NJSC Jamboree – Friday November 02, 2012 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.

NJSC membership stickers for the 2012-2013 season have been delivered at the Sept 2012 meeting 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.

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 ASIA web site.


NJSC – Quebec City & Quebec Winter Carnival – Wed January 30 2013 – Tuesday February 05, 2013. Hotel type lodging, lift ticket option, Carnival pass, others extras. Flyer & reservation form attached.  2013 NJSC Quebec Sign Up Form  2013 NJSC Quebec PDF Itinerary  2013 NJSC Quebec City Flyer

NJSC – South Lake Tahoe – February 23, 2013 through March 02, 2013 – air, lodging, transfers, 5-day lift ticket. Flyer & reservation form attached.  2013 NJSSC Lake Tahoe Reservation Form  2013 NJSSC Lake Tahoe Flyer

NJSC – Sunday River, Maine – Sunday March 17 to Friday March 22, 2013 – Great east coast resort with seven contiguous peaks, slope side lodging and daily lessons. Flyer & reservation form attached.  2013 NJSC Sunday River Reservation Form  2013 NJSC Sunday River FLYER


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 will be available thru Chris Budd at any Craigmeur meeting. Sign ups began October 10 & payments are taken upon sign up. Sign-up cutoff / voucher delivery dates as follows:

cut-off 10/26/2012 – delivery November 14, 2012
cut-off 11/16/2012 – delivery December 12, 2012
cut-off 12/19/2012 – delivery January 16, 2013
cut-off 01/23/2013 – delivery February 13, 2013


A determination will be made in February 2013 whether vouchers will be available beyond the last delivery date. Weather and participation will be determing factors.


September 22, 2012 Fall Bike Ride

18 Sep

Take in the fall foliage on this leisure Lehigh Canal rail to trail ride from Easton PA out about 8 miles and back along the Lehigh Canal.  The ride will begin at the Genesis Bike Shop just off the highway in Easton at 9:30 am (directions will follow).  We ask everyone to try to car pool as the parking is tight.  It takes about 1.25 hours to get there and the ride will leave at 10am sharp.  Those who want to follow us, meet your carpool or leave your car, we ask that you arrive at our house in time to leave at 8:00 sharp.

 genesis bike shop
126 bushkill st
easton, pa 18042
rt 80 west to 287 south (towards morristown)
exit 21b to route 78 west (towards easton, pa)
exit 3 onto route 22 west (towards nj-122 / phillipsburg / alpha, pa
follow route 22 (approx 5 miles) into easton, pa
turn right onto route 611 / bushkill st
parking lot will be on the left
space in the parking lot is very limited, please car pool. people can meet at our house at 8am to caravan and condense cars. we have room for 3 people and bikes, plus a few extra bikes if need to save as much space as possable. please call with any questions.

This is family friendly ride but the first ¼ mile is on city streets.  We’ll ride for a few hours and afterwards you can choose to have lunch at a number of really cool places within walking distance from our cars in the historic town of Easton.  Everyone is on their own for lunch. We ate at Pearly Bakers Alehouse, a historical building built in 1869, which was great.


For a print friendly version of this information ==> Click here


 Here are some other choices:


1. Sette Luna – CachedSimilar

  219 Ferry Street, Easton

2. River Grille

  243 Northampton Street, Easton

3. Pearly Baker’s Alehouse

  11 Centre Sq, Easton

4. Valenca Restaurant

  64-66 Center Sq, Easton
(610) 923-5141

5. State Cafe & Grill

  14-16 South 5th Street, Easton

* For more information contact Lee DeSantis @ 201-294-0404 or Abby Cohen @  973-202-6123

2013 Club Ski Trip to Lake Louise Canada – $1,595 – Dates Feb 9-16

16 Sep

Hi All Skiers –

IMPROTANT NOTE – Sign-ups for this trip will be closing as of October 1, 2012

Only 1 or 2 spots open at this time.

The long awaited announcement for next years club trip is attached.
We will be headed to one of the worlds most regarded ski area’s for lots of light fluffy deep snow, which we all like so much.  “Lake Louise Canada Ski Resort”.
Please read the entire flyer attached explaining all of the exciting details.
I first announced this at last Wednesdays Club meeting and already have several folks who have singed up and have given-en me deposits.
Please let me know if you are interested.  As always a refundable deposit of $100 needs to accompany your reservation request.

PDF with full details can be found downloading here.   ==>  Please right click on this link and then save link as.

You may open the saved pdf file with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Thank you, Dwight

The 2012 Craigmeur Ski Club Clam Bake a Great Success

07 Sep

The 2012 Clam Bake was loads of fun and a huge success! During the planning stage of this even I just couldn’t understand how so many people, so much prep, so many beverages, and so much food could come together in one day. Well it did! The clams (and everything else that came from the grill area) were outstanding. The side dishes gourmet. And the cupcake wars a blast. A big thank you to everyone who made this day great – those who planned, those who prepped, those who cooked, those who competed in the food competitions, and those who came to EAT! I’m sure we all have great memories and stories to tell.
If you took pictures (and I know that many of you did) please bring them to the meeting (on disc) Wednesday. We’d like to get them posted here on the website for all to see.

The official results of the competitions are below, thanks to organizer and judge extraordinaire, Amy:

1st place non-dessert:  Ken Fox – Chicken Veggie Crepes

2nd place non-dessert: Rob Mcdonald – Roasted Corn Avocado Salad

Baking Winner: Maryanne Mecca – Mt. Cupcake Cake

1st place Cupcake Warriors: Hannah Smith – Cookie Monster Cupcakes

2nd place Cupcake Warriors: Diane Stone – Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes


Our official message from Amy:

Due to the incredible success of yesterday’s clambake, we have exciting news! Cupcake Warriors was so well received and voting was so, incredibly, extremely close, we have decided to run the competition again next year.  It really was anyone’s game.  All entries were within a few votes of each other, so consider a second shot, especially since each entry was so well liked and because there is a good chance we won’t be running the cupcake competition 3 years in a row.

The deal was not much different with the non-dessert competition. The numbers were all extremely close.  We even had a four-way tie for third, so everyone had a chance right up to the final count.

Tallying the votes is one of the rewards of running this portion of the event.  So start looking for recipes for next year so you are ready to dazzle us all with your culinary expertise.

Counting the votes was such a suspenseful, nail-biting experience this year, I just had share.  Thanks for making my day great! – Amy


05 Sep

NJSC Summer Report

meeting date:
next meeting: September 10, 2012

Rep: Chris Budd –
Hello Snow Enthusiasts !

This is a short message high-lighting NJSSC 2013 resort trips. Deposits are being taken now so do not delay if you are interested.

NJSC – Quebec City & Quebec Winter Carnival – Wed January 30 2013 – Tuesday February 05, 2013. Hotel type lodging, lift ticket option, Carnival pass, others extras. Flyer & reservation form attached. 2013 NJSC Quebec City Flyer2013 NJSC Quebec PDF Itinerary2013 NJSC Quebec Sign Up Form

NJSC – South Lake Tahoe – February 23, 2013 through March 02, 2013 – air, lodging, transfers, 5-day lift ticket. Fler & reservation form attached. 2013 NJSSC Lake Tahoe Flyer2013 NJSSC Lake Tahoe Reservation Form

NJSC – Sunday River, Maine – Sunday March 17 to Friday March 22, 2013 – Great east coast resort with seven contiguous peaks, slope side lodging and daily lessons. Flyer & reservation form attached. 2013 NJSC Sunday River FLYER2013 NJSC Sunday River Reservation Form

Look for a full meeting report in the next two weeks.