Celebrating over 75 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

March 21, 2017      Vol. X, #18


After a fun filled day of Carnival antics, Club DJ Glenn dusted off the dance floor one last time with a great crowd.  When the evening was over he packed up his collection of old 45’s and left us begging for more … until the snow flies next fall.  Thank you Glenn, for sharing your energy with all of us this season.


A big CSC Thank You to all the Tenders who belled up to the Bar this season to help the club continue a long tradition of keeping the members properly hydrated. We salute you for your service.




Best to check the resort’s website to be sure the slopes are open.  But if they are … so will be the Clubhouse Grill and the Stag’s Head Lounge.


MONDAY – FRIDAY Slopes will be closed (3/20-24)


SATURDAY – If the slopes are open …

The Clubhouse Grill opens for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with full service until 4 p.m.

Lifts open at 9 a.m.

Ticket Elf is available until 11:15 a.m.

Slopes close at 4:30



The Clubhouse Grill opens for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with full service until 3 p.m.

Lifts open at 9 a.m.

Ticket Elf is available until 11:15 a.m.

Slopes close at 4:30

The Stag’s Head Lounge will open at noon.

The barn door is pulled at 4 p.m. closing the dining room and Stag’s Head Lounge.



 WADDY’S NO BAD NEWS REPORT – Tuesday, January 21, 2017


Well, that's about all there is, folks.  Another check of my weather site, preceded by prayer, incantations, and the slaughter of a few potato chips, and the forecast for the weekend has gotten worse!  In spite of a hotel fully booked, lots of snow, and even some of us with lingering enthusiasm to ski, I'd be amazed if the area can open this weekend.  It’s going to be warm, and there's lots of rain coming Friday and Saturday.  Bummer.  Lots of you are going west, some going to a wedding, and some attending their gardens, and home.  There are a few of us holding down the fort.  I won't be rejected, have taken the bit in my teeth, and going north.  I'll ski Nubs Nob tomorrow, where the forecast looks fabulous!  Sunny and crisp, and plenty of good snow.  There will be four club members doing the same.  I always look forward to a change of venue, plus a chance to shop my way south after skiing.  I'll have a pro with me!  Sorry, Robin, Diane takes shopping far more seriously than either of us, or both of us combined!  I even tried a practice run to Traverse City today to warm-up my card.  We'll see...


I confess hypocrisy!  And I'm not even a politician, let alone a president....  I said one thing publicly, yet my actions contradicted my words.  I had said I was done ski racing.  I just wanted to relax and have fun.  I couldn't do it!  I'm weak.  End of season racing schedule was thrust in my face, and I couldn't resist.  And it was fun, still addicting.  I even coaxed recently injured coach Bob Cole to sell his current race skis to me.  The skis and I are not well matched, they have far more capability, but they look so cool!  As in any other sport or hobby, appearances are everything, so I'm content.  Content to be content.  Exhilaration is now reserved for the likes of Lesa Cole, who was fastest Lady this past Sunday in the Gold Cup.  Or Amber Leigh, Marty William's friend, who raced for first time ever, and gained the top of the podium.  So cool to see renewed life in the race crowd.  Congratulations to both of you, so fun to witness.


I've had more queries as to Robin's progress in Nepal.  The weddings are done, and now she and a small group are 'on the mountain'- trekking to Tengboche, almost there.  We were both concerned how well a 70 year old Robin would fare on the uphill trek.  I'm pleased to tell you she's not only ok, but having a great time!  To her credit, she has fared well when others (several younger chaperones of high school kids), turned around the first day.  The day hike from the runway in Lukla to Namche Bazaar is brutal!  A long, steep uphill path that is relentless.  It takes as much will power as strength. Each bend promising a glimpse of the goal, each bend like the others.  False hope.  After today it’s literally all down hill, with a week of rest in Kathmandu when they return. She expresses no regrets, only delight in new experiences.


OK, I'm babbling, again.  We all know this is the end of another ski season.  Time to make way for bicycles, motorcycles, and home maintenance (notice I didn't mention golf...).  It's green here, everywhere but the hills.  The wind is kicking-up and bringing more non-winter weather.  It’s been another great season for me, I hope it was good for you.  Time to start my annual count-down toward next season.  It was really great to spend time with all of you.  I hope you have the summer you wish for, and that we see you at our various club activities.  Pat will keep you informed.


Take good care of each other, and yourselves.



PS-  "You have enemies?  Good.  That means you've stood up for something,  sometime in your life."  Winston Churchill    




Better check the resort’s website to see if the lifts are running.  If the resort’s open, so will be the Clubhouse Grill and Stag’s Head Lounge.  It’ll be slim pickings, but Sue will be in-the-house.




    a.  May 6th  Spring Work Bee 8:30 a.m.

    b.  July 1st  Bike Ride & Club Picnic

    c.  October 7th  Fall Work Bee and Club Golf Outing




Caberfae Ski Club web page: www.caberfaeskiclub.org  

Send your favorite photo-moments from the club or the slopes to neffzone@yahoo.com 

Club Wi-Fi Password:  Check the bulletin board at the bottom of the stairs

Caberfae Ticket Agent available Fri, Sat., & Sun. until 11:15 a.m. 

Calendar of Events: www.caberfaeskiclub.org/calendar/ 

Dinner Reservation Hotline: dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org  

I Forgot to Make Dinner Reservation Phone Line: (231) 920-6769(Sue’s personal cell phone).

General Caberfae Ski Club email address: caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org

Caberfae Peaks Resort: www.caberfaepeaks.com 


Board Members

Shane Demek, President, shanedemek@yahoo.com

Doug Frye, Immediate Past President, frye2526@yahoo.com 

Ron Kimball, First Vice President, rfkimball4@gmail.com

Paul Waug, Second Vice President, Social Chairman,waugelect@aol.com

Jeff Conradson, board member, jeff7714@gmail.com

Mary Jane Dewey-Canfield, board member, mjdc1@yahoo.com  

Connie Houk, board member, croppinconnie@yahoo.com 

Robin Potthoff, board member, robinpotthoff@gmail.com 

Tac Lee, board member, etclee@att.net


Club Manager/Treasurer: Norma Roelfsema, roelfsen@gmail.com

Assistant Club Treasurer: David Reiser, dhr49601@yahoo.com

Food and Beverage Manager: Sue Egelus, seagle@charter.net 

Club Webmaster: Jim Neff, neff@neffzone.com

Historical Committee: Bernie Bovee, boveeski2@gmail.com  and

Paul Williams, paulskiing@grar.com 

eNewsletter: Pat Goggin, editor, enewsletter@caberfaeskiclub.org   (231) 920-8592