December 20, 2022 Volume XV # 33


Kitchen Hours This Weekend and Next Week

Friday, 23rd: Closed Saturday, 24th: 9:30-1:00 Sunday, 25th: Closed

Monday, 26th - Friday, 30th: 8:30 - 3:00


Events This Weekend and Next Week

Friday: Happy Hour 4:00 - 8:00

Saturday: (Christmas Eve, No Happy Hour)

Tuesday - Friday: Happy Hour 4:00 - 8:00


In This Issue

Christmastime at the Club

Bartenders this Weekend

Buy Your Ticket for the New Year’s Eve Party

Sam Hogg’s “No Bad News”


Christmastime at the Club


At the time of this writing, 17 inches of snow are predicted to fall before Christmas Day! That, and cooler temperatures for snow making should make for a great Christmas week of skiing. Please consult this newsletter or the club calendar for specific kitchen and bar hours in the coming days. You can find the club calendar on the website at


We are hoping to see many of you in the club house during Christmas week. After the lower attendance due to Covid the past two years, a little crowding will be welcomed. But here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

-The busiest hours in the kitchen are between 11:30 and 1:00. Consider avoiding those times if you’re in a hurry.

-You’ll get your food immediately if you order buffet items.

-If there is no seating downstairs, those without children can find space (and peace and quiet) upstairs.

-Please keep the tables and chairs in the round room free of gear so that they may be used by diners.

-Use the time you’re waiting for your food to make new friends and catch up with old!


A ticket agent will be in the club on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Christmas week from 15 minutes before the lifts start until 11:15 a.m.


Bartenders this Week

Thank you to Marty and Jema Manley who will bartend this Friday. The bar will be closed this Saturday as it is Christmas Eve. During Christmas week, happy hours will be held on Tuesday with the Demek brothers, Wednesday with Erik Winquist and Ryan Martin, and Thursday with Pat Bourassa, Corky Potvin, and Sue Knaggs. We love our volunteer bartenders! Don’t forget to sign up!


Buy Your Ticket for the New Year’s Eve Party

Plan to spend some or all of your New Year’s Eve at the club. We hope we have planned an event that has something for everyone.

-4:00 Bar opens. Watch Michigan play in the Fiesta Bowl.

-6:00 Appetizer Buffet

-Kitchen open until 7:30 with a limited menu.

-8:00 Dessert Buffet

-Bar open into the New Year—Music, friends, and fun!


The cost of the Appetizer and Dessert Buffet is $12.50 per person if purchased by December 30. See Sue in the kitchen to buy your ticket. Tickets purchased on December 31st are $15 per person. If you choose to order food in the kitchen, usual prices apply.


Sam Hogg’s No Bad News, 2022-23 Volume I


Happy ski season everyone. Sorry I’ve been delinquent in newsletter blurbs. I’m in what my good telemark friend Brian calls “the giving years”, meaning I’ve done 50+ runs at Caberfae but have boarded the chairlift only twice (on opening day). In all honesty, I’ve never had more fun. I’ve taught countless people to ski but this whole dad thing takes it to a new level. Please wave to Brooks and I on the magic carpet. That’s where we’ll be when we aren’t eating Sue’s chicken noodle soup.


It appears our club is back to pre-pandemic operations. Thank you to Sue and the board for figuring it all out and staffing up accordingly. It is good to see faces again and think about fun instead of guidance that changed by the week, even if it was needed. Speaking of rules, as we head into the busy holiday season make sure to check out the guest policy. It is actually pretty simple - if guests boot up the member host needs to register them and pay at the kitchen. Guests are always welcome to drop in and eat with a member at no charge, but facility space is limited and guest revenues keep all of our dues down.


With another shot of snow we should be able to get some XC skiing going. Major work happened out on the MacKenzie this summer. The trails have been completely cleared, widened to 8 feet, and rerouted in problematic spots. The Forest Service is re-engaged and we are looking at newer grooming solutions in case Jeff Tayler’s 1985 Ski-Doo gives us her last puff of smoke this winter. All cool stuff. If you’d like to stay informed or be part of the ongoing effort, get in touch with me, show up at Waddy’s house around 2 PM on a Saturday, or fill out the brief user survey at this link:


Coming Events

-Saturday, December 31st—NYE Party Tickets on Sale Now!

-Tuesday, January 10th—Club Reunion and Potluck

-Saturday, January 14th—New Member Steak Fry


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