Celebrating Over 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

March 1, 2022      Vol. XV, #18


Relaxing Masking   Mask wearing has been relaxed for indoor areas (like the clubhouse) by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in a new "Updated Masking Guidance for Michiganders," published February 16, 2022.  The CSC board relies on this guidance to develop masking expectations within the club. In conjunction with the change the board is encouraging members to make their own decision on their level of protection.  Please be considerate of members whose health concerns may be different from yours.


Inside this issue:

1. What's Happening this Weekend!

2.  Annual Meeting Rave Review

3.  No Bad News, by Sam Hogg


1. Here's what's happening this weekend


* Clubhouse Grill opens for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. with service until 2 p.m.

* Lifts open at 10 a.m.

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

* Bar service in the Stag's Head Lounge from 4 - 7 p.m. 

        If you wish fresh air access to the bar, consider the outside staircase.



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

* Lifts open at 9 a.m.

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

* Bar service in the Stag's Head Lounge from 4 - 8 p.m.  



* Clubhouse Grill opens for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with service until 2 p.m.

* Lifts open at 9 a.m.

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

* Barn Door gets pulled at 3 p.m. preserving your valuables until the next Friday.


2. Annual Meeting Rave Highlights

    Please welcome two new board members, Julie Chesney and Keenan Cooper. And a grateful thank you to Mike McGuire, Josh McTaggart, and Erik Winquist for offering their time and talent to help the club grow.  Let's also give a tip of the hat to Lauren Rule for her service on the board.  Let's also welcome NEW club president, Cathy Maher, and NEW club First Vice President, Brian Nyland.  Paul Waug will continue his service as Second Vice President and Pat Bourassa will stay on the board as Immediate Past President.


3.  No Bad News (2021-22, Volume IV)


You’ll have to pardon my February writer's block (it is correlated with snowfall).  To be fair, the 21st is the earliest a President’s Day can be so I was holding hope the holiday weekend would bring more newsletter fodder.  Mother Nature had other plans, including shutting down South Peak chair on one of the busiest days of the season and turning any surface without proper drainage into a skating rink.  Sue can attest my ski runs to cinnamon twists ratio was a bit embarrassing in February. Fortunately another week of twiddling thumbs delivered, and the big news is the Cadillac girls bringing home the Division II skiing state championship - something that hasn’t been done in 32 years.


For those of you who tire of my ski racing ramblings, feel free to stop here.  It is an awesome sport for so many reasons.  The main one is that it prepares you for tough things in life.  I can always revert to being a gangly teenager stripped down to a skin tight suit in 30 MPH winds at the top of South Peak trying to muster up the gumption to hurl myself through a terrifyingly icy course.  That experience made public speaking and standardized tests not so nerve-wracking.  But the magic really happens when it becomes a team sport in high school, where years of competing individually transforms into a camaraderie of sorts.  Like a relay race in track, you are only as good as your weakest link.  The newly-minted state champions feature ladies who have been skiing since they could walk and ones who were recruited just a few years back to round out a full team.  All had a role to play in the well-deserved championship.  Congratulations ladies and coaches.  You make Cadillac and the Caberfae Ski Club proud!


One benefit of these wild weather swings is it gets my mind wandering towards spring.  I’m convinced there is no such thing as bad conditions in March, particularly when augmented by sunshine, ski races, and deck parties. I’ve spent the warm days cleaning out my garage, where I realized if someone broke in and stole my truck instead of the dozen pairs of skis next to it they would have miscalculated tremendously.  Time to eek out every last chance to use them. See you in March!


Spring is Nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ - Robin Williams



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