Celebrating Over 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

January 4, 2022      Vol. XV, #10


A Nagging Reminder about Masking.  In order to keep our members safe, we are asking everyone to wear a mask inside the club when not eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. 


New Member Night is coming Saturday evening, January 15th and everyone is invited.  After all, the whole idea is for the new members to meet those who already know the secret handshake.  There'll even be a band.  Somewhere around 5 p.m. club president, Pat Bourassa will demonstrate the handshake to those who joined the club family last season and this season.  Now if David Reiser tries to tell you he's a new member just know that he was around before the new glacier pushed up South Peak.  He'll tell tales of rope tows powered by Packard auto engines. Mark your calendar for some featured cocktails and meet some now friends.



The Club Needs Your Help.  Everyone knows our ski club is a very special place.  The length of our waiting list is a testament to this great venue. The dues are low because members step up to provide the experiences you’ve grown to love.  But we’re in desperate need of members who will run and serve on the board.  If you want the club to be there for you in the future, you need to make a commitment to the club.  We have two positions open this year. Per the bylaws, we need at least 4 candidates for those positions. If you’ve tried before and were not elected, don’t give up. Please try again.  Most board members didn’t get voted in on their first try.  You don’t need to be a local to be on the board.  Most of our meeting are now conducted via Zoom. Now, in addition to the prestige and instant respect that you don’t have to earn, the real reason that folks toss their names in the helmet is so they can move directly to the top of the coveted Park Lot List.  Oh yeah!  Board members are extended the opportunity to purchase a Parking Pass during their term of office.  So if you’d like members to call you “Sir” or “Ma’am” or get the super secret combination to the lock on the beer cooler in the Stag’s Head Lounge, check with members of the Nominating Committee: Stacey Dimmer, staceywilde@yahoo.com, or Lauren Rule, lauren.rule@gmail.com.



Parking Pass Pick Up – Did you pay for a Parking Pass last fall?  Did your check clear?  If you answered, “Yes!” to both then Sue is guarding your pass with her life (along with her noodles for her famous chick noodle soup).  Stop by the Clubhouse Grill to answer her trivia question.  If you can tell her the number of miles of tow rope used to zip skiers up the hills at the Cadillac Winter Sports Park in 1941, she will gladly hand over your pass … as long as you can show two pieces of pictured ID.  If you don’t have the answer (or the ID), you can bet the next person on the Parking Pass Waiting List will be waiting with bated breath.



Yes! You too may use the parking lot … most of the time.

While use of the ski club parking lot may seem like a dream that will never come true, it’s really not as exclusive as it may appear.  Check out the Parking Policy on the club web page under the Policies tab.  You just might be surprised.  While, official rule #2 is widely known, it’s worth repeating.  “2. All members are allowed to pull up, load and unload their gear at all times. When you are done please move your car into the ski area’s main lot.”  However, you may be surprised at Parking Lot Rule #6!  “All members may park in the lot on any day after 4 p.m.”  I know!  Right?  Wait!  It gets better.  Official Parking Lot Rule #7 reads: “All members may park in the lot at any time on weekdays excluding holidays and Christmas week which are posted on the club calendar annually.”  So when you do the math, during a typical non-holiday week during the season, the prestigious and prized parking pass is really only good for 15 hours per week. Hah!



CSC logo wear has been suggested.  A bunch of years ago the club provided ball caps, fleece vests, and denim shirts for members to order.  Any suggestions for other clothing items?  The items were embroidered with the the club logo (like the top left corner of this newsletter).  Ball caps were decorated with just the Stag's head and the CSC.  If you have suggestions for items, please reply to this email.


The Ticket Fairy has relocated to the front door ... Just like the olden days.  Some members might remember that back in the day, all members had to sign-in when entering the clubhouse.  Well, it's not quite like that but, if you'd like to pick up your lift ticket at the club it will only be available inside the front door.  Window service is no longer available.  If you wish for a Fresh Air Ticket you will need to make the hard long walk across to the resort's ticket office.  Remember, Ticket Fairies love Sue's cinnamon rolls.



Guest Policy in three easy steps.

All guests (non-members) must sign-in daily, and be accompanied by a member host when in the club. Sign-in sheet is located at the kitchen counter.

Daily guest cost - $15 family, $10 individual, $5 child under 17.

Guest fee will be waived when a member invites a guest into the club only for a meal or evening event. (Guest fees must be paid if the guest uses the facilities for anything other than a meal or evening event.)



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 in the hall near the dining room

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

Pat Bourassa, President

Cathy Maher, First Vice President

Paul Waug, Second Vice President, Social Chairman

Mary Jane Canfield, board member

Ron Kimball, board member

Brian Nyland, board member

Stacey Potthoff-Dimmer, board member

Lauren Rule, board member



Club Secretary/Treasurer - Norma Roelfsema

Assistant Club Treasurer - David Reiser

Club Manager - Sue Egelus

Club Webmaster - Jim Neff