Celebrating 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

October 28, 2020      Vol. XIV, #24



OK, ok, so there's no snow quite yet, but Caberfae Peaks is nearly ready, and so is the Caberfae Ski Club. 


Your Board of Directors have been very busy, working to develop our COVID Preparedness and Response Plan in accordance with the Michigan OSHA requirements for opening the club.  We are implementing the changes required to ready the clubhouse for a safe, COVID-free season. 


The House Committee, lead by Cathy Maher, has adjusted furniture throughout the clubhouse to observe a six foot social distance.  These areas include the dining room, round room and the Stag's Head Lounge.  Each of us is being asked to do our part to help keep each other healthy.  Please, do not move furniture. 

However, there is an exception ... In dining spaces, with permission of those already seated at a table, you are welcome to move a chair to join the group or expand your group. 


Speaking of joining others, please ask permission before sitting down at any table where others are already seated.  Let's respect our friends who may be extra cautious about COVID.


Please feel free to enjoy your meal in the dining room, the round room, or the Stag's Head Lounge.  And remember, masks are required in the clubhouse at all times, except when you are seated while eating and drinking.


Food Service:  The board, while working closely with Sue, is still exploring solutions to placing food orders and eliminating lines.  More on this to come.


Clubhouse capacity: It has been determined the capacity of the clubhouse is close to 100 people.  With this in mind, the plan is to ask the membership to play a role and help by taking responsibility for self monitoring the number of people in the clubhouse.  If you feel the safe capacity has been met, please go out and take another run or two.


Weekday skiers: This will likely be business as usual.  The ground level of the clubhouse will be open, with the exception of the dining room.  Based up previous years we likely will not exceed safe numbers.


How about something fun?  A NEW outdoor "Snow Deck" is moving ahead for this season.  While not actually including a "deck," per se, a defined outdoor area just outside the front door off the round room (in the sun) will include a propane fire pit with chairs, a couple of tables with benches, and hopefully a couple of tall propane space heaters to take off the chill.  These new items have been ordered and hopefully will be available before opening day.


And speaking of food, buried in those riveting COVID regulations is a paragraph barring your home-packed picnic lunch inside the clubhouse.  On the other hand, they don't prohibit enjoying your picnic tailgate-style in the parking lot.  (editor's note: I'm pretty sure those not displaying an official parking passes won't mind you using the hood of their car for a picnic table.)


A note from our Board President.


I would like to thank the many people who have been working so very hard to keep us all safe and healthy during these unusual times.  We are working diligently to make the best of this COVID world we live in today.  Please help us make the club safe by respecting the rules and your fellow members.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you.


Thank you,


Pat Bourassa