Posted February 2, 2021
Good news. The pause has been lifted. The Caberfae Ski Club Dining and Bar will reopen on Saturday. But there are some new rules that we have to follow in order to remain open. This is your club, so if everyone is considerate, we’ll be able to stay safe and stay open. Having said this, I would to thank you for being patient and following the COVID rules. It’s been a challenge, for sure. But we’re still open and we’re still skiing.
Consistent with Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) requirements, we can only accommodate members and guests at 25% of capacity. Tables and chairs have been set up to meet this requirement. Please don’t move chairs or tables. There’s a limit of six people that can be seated at a single table. Nor can we stand around tables or the bar. Please continue to self-monitor capacity requirements that are posted in each room. Staff and board members would rather not be COVID Cops.
We must to be seated at a table to eat and drink. Unfortunately, we still cannot congregate in the clubhouse. And as you might have guessed, we need to wear a mask at all times, unless you are in the process of eating or drinking.
If you plan to dine inside, you may want to procure a table before ordering. You won’t be able to stand around in the dining room waiting for your order. Please designate one person in your group to order and pick up food. If you wish, you can now bring your picnic lunch into the clubhouse, but the seating and masking rules still apply. Take-out is still available, but not through the outside window. The goal is to continue to provide a safe environment for everyone while still offering some of the services we all have missed.
As always, children under 18 are not allowed upstairs in the Stag’s Head Lounge, so if you don’t have little ones, please consider eating upstairs to allow the kids to eat downstairs.
The bar rules are significantly different than in the past. We can no longer walk up to the bar and order drinks, nor is self-service an option. There will be a server/bartender to wait on you in the bar and in the outdoor corral. Members cannot bartend for themselves or others. Unfortunately, the Stag’s Head Deck is off limits for cocktails for the time being. During the review by the state, we were informed that our current license never included the deck (Oops!). We expect to have this resolved soon. This week the bar will be open on Saturday from 4-7pm. If there is enough interest, we may open on subsequent Friday nights as well.
Please remember to continue to sign in each day. We’ve been doing this for a while, but now it’s a new requirement when providing indoor service.
I know this might sound a little heavy handed, but if we play by the rules, we’ll be able to stay open. This is your club and you have the right to make sure your fellow members follow the guidelines set out by the State. The board and staff can’t do this without your help.
If you have any questions or would like any clarification, please send me a note.
Enjoy the club and stay safe.
General Information About COVID Interruptions at the CSC -- Posted December 12, 2020
This document will be updated as the COVID situation evolves.
The Caberfae Ski Club COVID Preparedness and Response Plan has been drafted as required by MIOSHA (Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration). This plan is posted on the club website https://www.caberfaeskiclub.org, as well as on the clubhouse bulletin boards.
All members, guests and staff are to wear a mask and practice social distancing while inside the clubhouse.
If you learn you have a positive case of COVID-19, and you have been inside the clubhouse, please notify either Sue, Norma, or any board member, as soon as possible, so contact tracing may begin.
Members and guests are to sign-in once each day. This is for contact tracing in the event of a COVID situation. Members and guest will find a sign-in notebook inside the parking lot door and another in the round room near the front door.
Members are asked to self-monitor room capacities and be respectful of posted numbers. Let’s all work together to keep the clubhouse open this season.
Be advised: If board members or staff learn of a COVID exposure, the building must be closed immediately for cleaning. Members will not be allowed re-entry, even to gather personal items ... like car keys. The clubhouse will remain closed until the cleaning process has been completed. This may take a couple of hours … not days.
Due to capacity issues, members and guests are asked to boot-up quickly and hit the slopes, so others may use the facility. Unfortunately, members may not linger in the clubhouse to swap lies until the Michigan COVID restrictions have been lifted. Similar to the resort’s lodge, you may access the clubhouse to use the restrooms, but not to warm up, congregate or eat. Hopefully this will change, but we are limited by the current (Mi Dept. of Health and Human Services) MDHHS rules.
On the other hand, with proper social distancing you may bring your own lunch to the new outdoor space surrounding the firepit, or the sundeck outside the Stag’s Head Lounge.
The Caberfae Ticket Elf will be taking up shelter just outside the front door, near one of those fancy new heaters. One would be wise to leave room for the elf next to a heater. If not, they just may just grab your ski pass and toss it up into the heater. This is how the Tim and Pete Meyer pick up a little extra beer money ... replacing lost ski passes.
Regrettably, special club events and activities are not able to be scheduled this season.
Food and Bar Service Under COVID Rule
Until the current pause on Dine-in food service is lifted, inside dining and bar service of any kind will not be available. The board will meet again on December 20th to review any new government updates and make appropriate changes.
The board is currently working on ways for members to pre-order and pick up food from the club kitchen.
When allowed, the plan is to have a bartender on Friday’s and Saturday’s from 3-7pm
… and just to remind those who like to read between the lines: Only alcohol purchased from the club may be consumed on club property, indoors and out.
Carry-in food is currently prohibited indoors during the pause. This may change when indoor dining has resumed.
If we ever get back to indoor dining, guests and mother-in-law’s will again be welcome.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the clubhouse. If you see anyone refilling their personal bottles, please “narc them out” to a mom with school age children. She’ll know how to deal with them.
To enhance the experience when using new outdoor fire pit area, an official request has been filed by the club with the Michigan Liquor Commission to extended the footprint of the club liquor license to include the fire pit. Watch for updates on this request.
The new outdoor area and the Sun Deck, off the Stag’s Head Lounge, may be used to visit with friends while maintaining social distance.
Please, only those over 18 yrs. are permitted to operate the new outdoor fire pit or heaters.