CSC 2018-2019 CALENDAR
The full calendar for 2018-2019 is now online. View or download by clicking here.
Inside this issue…
1. NEW YEAR’S EVE
2. WADDY’S NO BAD NEWS REPORT
3. A NOTE ABOUT BORDER SECURITY
THIS NEW LIQUID SKI WAX LASTS A LIFETIME
A new ski wax treatment called Phantom claims you only need to have your skis waxed once for the lifetime of the skis. Check it out...
WHAT'S NEW AT CABERFAE PEAKS THIS SEASON
Caberfae Peaks is always striving to enhance the overall resort experience for skiers and boarders. Improvements for the 2018-2019 snowsports season will provide exciting additions to this effort.
On the slopes, Caberfae Peaks continues its tradition of making and grooming the best snow in the region. Snowmaking has been bolstered with the addition of four new SMI Super PoleCat snowmaking guns and nine new SMI PoleCat snowmaking towers. Added to this is over 1000 feet of larger diameter snowmaking pipe on South Peak to allow for better flow, less friction loss, and a higher PSI. What this means is that Caberfae Peaks will be able to produce more great snow in record time.
Better snow and more of it will benefit skiers and boarders of all levels, but this season novices will find themselves in the spotlight. That's because a newly renovated learn-to-ski beginner area includes the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift.
The carpet lift, similar to a conveyor, will run alongside a gradual more gently graded slope. This new lift and area is sure to be popular for first-timers and families.
Alpine enthusiasts are not the only ones who will be cashing in on the fun this winter. Cross country skiers will enjoy the brand new cross country ski rental equipment from Rossignol. Nordic skiers will be able to rent XC equipment at the Peaks and access 15 km of groomed trails right from the resort.
With all of this happening on the slopes, perhaps the most dramatic improvements are in the base area. The parking lot will feature 200 additional parking spaces that have been resurfaced with recycled asphalt millings. The skier drop-off area has been revamped. Plus, the area between the MacKenzie Lodge and the Blackmer Lodge has been totally reimagined for pedestrians with contoured landscaping, concrete sidewalks, and expanded gathering spots.
All in all, 2018-2019 promises to be another exhilarating snowsports season for Michigan's most legendary destination winter resort.
IS SKIING DEAD DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING?
Interesting study and article. "Our recent modeling suggests that under a high emissions scenario, skiing could be very limited to non-existent in parts of the country by the end of this century, particularly in lower elevations—such as the northeast, Midwest and lower mountains around the West." Click to read...
CABERFAE PEAKS HISTORY
It's always good to know the History of Caberfae Peaks. Click here...
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CLASSIC CABERFAE MATCHBOOKS
Cadillac memorabilia collector Rich Edwards shared these images of classic Caberfae matchbooks. Pictured here are the fronts and backs. The one on the right might be of particular interest because of the resort's one-digit phone number -- Hoxeyville #3.
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CABERFAE PEAKS LIVE WEBCAM.
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