Caberfae Ski Club News



Let’s get ready for the Caberfae Caucus.  The Nominating Committee is excited to submit a list of five, very qualified candidates running for two open seats in the upcoming election for board of directors of the Caberfae Ski Club.  Please take a moment to read about each candidate.  There are posters with photos of each candidate posted on the bulletin board so you can put a face with the name.  When you see these candidates around the clubhouse, please thank them for offering to serve the club. 


Pat Bourassa

Hey (that’s Hi in Yooper and Wisconsinese). I’m Pat Bourassa and I am running for your board.  For the few members I haven’t met, I am a Cadillac native who has returned to the motherland after the longest Lake Michigan circle tour ever.  In my much younger years, I was a member of the Cadillac Ski Team when gates were bamboo and courses were composed of knee deep blue ice corners.  I did graduate from high school in 1974 and went south to WMU where I managed to get a degree in Math and Computer Science. (Yes, there were computers in the 70’s).


After graduating from college, I made the turn around the south side of the lake and spent 4 ½ years in the Chicago area gaining valuable computer programming experience. But I loathed the crowds and traffic so I headed north along the west shore to Green Bay for a 30 year stay with a gas and electric utility.  I spent those years working on technology implementations, culminating in a position to direct the construction of new technology facilities and the management of all corporate buildings.


Before I retired and returned home to Cadillac, I submitted my application to the club so that I would be able to be part of a unique setting with great people.  It is a privilege to be a member and I hope my background will prove helpful on the board.  I love the tradition and heritage of the club and believe managed growth along with a long term operational plan is needed to hand down this rare venue to future skiers. 


So, if you can handle a diehard Packer fan representing you, I would be honored to serve on your board.



Scott Conradson:

As a kid in the early 1970’s I learned to ski at Caberfae.  I can still recall an all-day lesson in the Bratz Class with my sister and my first ride on the Number 1 chairlift.  This was a time when super-fast rope toes, glove guards, and T-bars were the norm; and Shelter was, bar none, the most difficult run.  It was also when the back hill runs of Bear Paw, Tournament, and Number 11 were where you headed when it got busy on the weekends.  As a high school kid I recall the opening day of the “new hill” South Peak. After a hiatus for college at MTU and initiating my career as a civil engineer in Indianapolis,  I eventually worked my way back to Cadillac and returned to see the “new-new hill” North Peak.  I’ve been an avid Wednesday Night Race Leaguer for 23 years and watched the evolution of our ski equipment, and now I’m not sure how we ever skied on the long straight skis, but we did.   

My wife Susan and I joined the CSC in 2007 and are now in the process of getting our daughter Erica up to speed on skis; believe me when I say attitude matters!  Just like Caberfae has continued to evolve over the years into what it is today, so has our ski club.  I know we have a broad range of qualities in our membership with differing wants and needs that happen at different stages of life; and attitude still matters!  We have made many new friends along the way, and I am grateful for all of the volunteerism that makes our club what it is.  To that end I would like to step up and pitch-in to continue to make our club a great place for our families and friends.  Vote for me, and I’ll try my best to help continue the evolution of our great club.



Tac Lee

Hi, my name is Tac Lee. I’m a Cadillac native and current resident. I have been married to my wife Carol (Bourassa) for 34+ years. We have one son, Evan. I have been employed at Rexair in Cadillac for 33 years, where I am the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.          

We have been skiers for more than forty years (not Evan of course since he’s only twenty) and feel that we were pretty much born to do so.


I am running for the Ski Club Board because I would like to contribute to the operation and success of the Club. This organization is unique, and needs to be looked after carefully so that the legacy can be passed down for generations yet to come.


My qualifications include board seats on: The City of Cadillac Zoning Board of Appeals, Cadillac All Sports Association (Former President of Baseball ), Cadillac Soccer Association and ETC Company Incorporated (Vice President and Secretary).


I am also a Certified Speed and Agility Specialist and have coached 17 seasons of soccer (both Boys and Girls). I have trained youths ranging from pre-school to collegiate level.


I hold certificates in Supervision, Administrative Assistant, Customer Service and have a Six Sigma Green Belt (a problem solving process used in business and industry).  If you feel I am qualified, I would appreciate your vote.




PS; I’m pretty content with my parking pass in the McKenzie lot, but please don’t think any less of me if I were to upgrade.



Paul Waug

Hello fellow club members. My name is Paul Waug and I am running for re-election on the board. I currently serve as Second Vice President and Entertainment Chairperson. I like performing my current duties including running the fall and spring work bees and planning the event calendar. I enjoy all aspects of the club from skiing to socializing, from dinners to dancing, from working on the building to watching over the bonfire on family weekend. My expertise as an electrician and business owner has been useful over the fifteen years I’ve been a member.


I am grateful for the opportunity to have served this club that I have such a passion for, and would like to continue in my current capacity for another term. If re-elected I promise to continue to honor our traditions while working toward a common vision for the future of our club.



Craig Weidner

I have been involved with the Caberfae Ski Club for many years and would like to become more active in the club as a member of the Board.  I have many fond memories of Caberfae and the Club beginning as a child when my parents became members in the early 1950's.  I learned to ski in 1953 and participated in many Club and Caberfae racing events which led me to becoming a member of the Cadillac High School ski team from 1964-1966.  I then attend Ferris State College, but took off the winter quarters to work as a full-time certified instructor for Caberfae in the late 60s.  In 1970 I moved to Ostsego Ski Club in Gaylord, MI as a full-time instructor, and the winter of 1971/72 became the Director of Skiing Operations for Crystal Mountain.  I have skied at Caberfae every year since and rejoined the Ski Club about 10 years ago to enjoy skiing with my daughter and granddaughters who are also members of the club. 


I have held a variety of leadership roles with numerous organizations and have been active as president for many of them.  My longest tenure was 31 years as a member of the Board of Education for the Cadillac Area Public Schools where I served as president for 28 years. 


I believe my diverse experiences in leadership roles will be a benefit to you as a member, and to the Club.  Thank you for your support.



Welcome to the 2017 ski season. Your club is up and running, eager to serve you and your family. I hope you enjoyed the holidays and, if you haven’t done so already, are making plans to visit soon. Skiing is great and the new chair lift is waiting to take you up the slope.


Be sure to look at the club calendar for special events planned for this year.  Some highlights include:

New Members Dinner this Saturday night January 14th.  We will welcome nine memberships to the club during the last year.


Club Reunion Pot Luck January 19th

Family Day February 4th

Annual Meeting February 25th

Spring Carnival March 18th

See the club website/calendar for details. 


There will be a change in voting this year with the election of new board members completed electronically.  Watch your eNewsletter for updates.  For those who wish to vote using a paper ballot, please contact Norma Roelfsema and let her know you would like to vote by mail.


I encourage everyone to review the new simplified Guest Policy. Your board recently approved a three point policy in an effort to simplify the old eight point policy.


Hope you have a great winter season, good times at the club and many new friendships.


Best Wishes,

Doug Frye




Each week an e-Newsletter is sent to the membership. Below is an archive of the newsletters.


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