Celebrating nearly 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

January 23, 2018   Vol. XI, #12 


FISH FRY THIS FRIDAY @ 6:00 P.M. Don't forget to let Sue know you are attending!



The Club Potluck was a scrumptious success!  Crockpots, salads and desserts crowded every level surface of the Stag’s Head Lounge … except for the bar.  That hallowed space was reserved for libations.  Thank you, Bonnie and Glenn Stout, for hosting this lip-smacking event. 


Inside this issue:











Clubhouse Grill opens for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. with service until 3 p.m.

Lifts open at 10 a.m.

Caberfae’s Ticket Elf available until 11:15 a.m.

Pre-Fish Fry Party in the Stag’s Head Lounge with bartenders, Chris and Vallery Ritz.

Friday Night Fish Fry is back! 6 p.m.



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

Lifts open at 9 a.m.

Caberfae’s Ticket Elf available until 11:15 a.m.

Après Ski Party in the Stag’s Head Lounge with bartender Doug and Sheri Frye, and Douglas and Char Gusha.  Featured cocktail: Sex on the Slopes.



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

Lifts open at 9 a.m.

Caberfae’s Ticket Elf available until 11:15 a.m.

Barn door is pulled at 4 p.m. closing the Clubhouse Grill and Stag’s Head Lounge.


 2.   FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY IS BACK for a limited time, I might add.  The Stag’s Head Lounge open’s for cocktails around 5 p.m. (or before!!) with bartenders, Chris and Vallery Ritz.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse Grill.  Norma will be on hand to take pictures for the photo board, so you may wish to use this opportunity to get your picture taken without ‘helmet hair.’  Norma is also hosting this event, so come watch her juggle two hats.  Enjoy coleslaw, baked & sautéed cod, french-fries and Chef’s choice for dessert.  Imagine, all this, plus coffee and tea, for only $13 for adults; $7 for kids under 12.  What a deal!  Come join the fun and send your reservation to dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org to reserve your spot.  Come join the fun!


3.  WADDY’S NO BAD NEWS REPORT – Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 


OK, I know you're concerned about weather and snow conditions here, so I'll get right to it.  I haven't skied for three days!  But today wasn't because of miserable weather (rain and wind), but because I felt compelled to deal with the new snow we got.  A total of about 3-4" accumulated as temps dropped this morning.  And now it's down to the low 20's, so the snow is drying out.  Partially I didn't ski today because I figured Caberfae wouldn't have had a chance to groom, and I hoped they might have made snow.  So far, not.  Only report I've had today, from an experienced skier, was snow was 'junky'.  It'll be be better tomorrow.  We had a similar, but not quite the same, situation last week.  The strange combination of natural and artificial snow then, lead us to have to do our Wed. Night Race League on Olympia!!  The Nastar course.  The 15 second course.  I've been doing Wed. Night race league since it started as Mon. Night racing in the late '70s.  I don't remember ever being forced to race on the 'bunny' hill.  Strange times.  Good thing its only a natural cycle.  And so you don't misunderstand my calling it strange, Caberfae hosted a high school race on Tuesday, and conditions  were superb!  Go figure.  Mother Nature letting us know who's in charge.  It ain't us!


Robin and I just got back from a fig-8 loop on the XC trails.  Not bad!  We had to deal with some thin spots, and some warmish, wettish spots, but all in all, Not bad!  How quickly we recover.  Our past Saturday XC group was huge!  I couldn't believe so many people were willing to chance the suspect trail conditions.  In reality, only the trail portion from our house to the golf course was very thin.  Ultimately, I think the turn-out was due to the word's out how good Robin's soups are.  Amazing what some folks will suffer for good home-made soup.  An aside- note that Caberfae has initiated their own marking of an XC route from in front of the club (the hotel), along the cart path to Curtis Weiss's cedar house, then across #9 fairway to the cart path on the other side, then across a bridge, then meet up with our tracks from my house, across the other bridge just before accessing the short-cut to #21 on the MacKenzie.  There's a big map case in front of the club, plus green ribbons on trees to mark the new route.  It'll be handy for hotel guests, day visitors, and club members as well.  Check it out.


This week's members of note:  Glenn and Bonnie Stout.  And there's an interesting twist to that.  Of course they set the bar when it comes to hosting a party.  Last Thursday's 'Old Farts' Gig' was fantastic, in all senses.  Well attended, good food, good music, and a very interesting gathering of members new and old.  A pretty cool evening, makes me proud to be part of this club.  And so you don't think of Glen and Bonnie as just pretty faces, here's a tale of their nurturing hearts.  I re-tell this third-hand: it seems G & B's daughter, Sarah, and family were vacationing recently in Guatemala.  Their 5 yr. old daughter Maya befriended a local child, and as their time drew near to depart that land and that new friend, Maya became aware of the poverty of her friend- that child's lack of a wardrobe as Maya knows it.  So, on the day they left, Maya chose one outfit from her suitcase to wear on her flight home.  The rest of her clothes she left in the suitcase and gave it to her impoverished friend!  I was moved to hear of such an act of kindness, and marveled that it came from one so young.  I believe that level of nurturing began in the heart of Maya's great grandmother, Ariadne Winquist.  A long-time club member, and Caberfae-ite.  A ray of light in a world trying to go crazy.  I hope Maya is contagious.  


And on that note, I'm outta here!  See you on the weekend.  February is soon upon us, and the heart of winter and skiing here.  Brace yourselves.



PS- from the 'Iron Lady':  'If you want something spoken about, ask a man.  If you want something done, ask a woman'- Margaret Thatcher


4.  WHAT’S COMING UP THE WEEKEND OF 2/3 – FAMILY DAY including Kid's Ski Races, Bonfire out behind the propane tank, and a Hot Dog Roast at 4:00 p.m..



     a.  THE ROGUES GALLERY OF CSC ROGUES – A.K.A. the Picture Board is in need of updating and completing.  If your individual or family picture is not posted, or if you’d like to update your photo, please drop off a current picture with Sue at the Clubhouse Grill.  It might be a good idea to include your name on the back of the photo, as well.  Isn’t it nice to find the names of all the smiling faces you see each weekend at the club?  And admit it, more than once you’ve taken a peak to help identify a member whose name escapes you at the moment.  I’ll tell you what.  If you have a favorite snapshot in your phone or devise, why don’t you just attach it to a REPLY to this eNewsletter, and we’ll take it from there.  Deal?


     b.  CONSIDER RUNNING FOR THE BOARD.  The volunteer engine that powers the Caberfae Ski Club has purred along for nearly 80 years.  To keep this engine well oiled, each year members elect two new board members to four year terms, to oversee the business of running the club.  Now, in addition to the prestige and instant respect you don’t have to earn, the real reason the current board members tossed their names into the ring was so they could move directly to the top of the coveted Park Pass list.  Oh yeah!  Board members are extended the opportunity to purchase a Parking Pass during their tenure in office.  So if you’d like members to call you “Sir” or “Ma’am” check with Tac Lee etclee@att.net or Paul Waug waugelect@aol.com  and see how you too could become a CSC Board Member… and move directly to the top of the Parking Pass list.  Find their contact information at the bottom of each eNewsletter.




This is your club and we’d like to hear your ideas to continually improve the Caberfae Ski Club for the enjoyment of you and your family.  Let us hear your suggestions. Email us at: caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org   If you have a story or an article you’ve written that you’d like to share with club members in the eNewsletter, please email or call the eNewsletter editor.



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


Secretary & Treasurer: Norma Roelfsema, roelfsen@gmail.com

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

Club  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