Celebrating Over 80 Years of Skiing and Lifelong Friendships

December 14, 2021      Vol. XV, #7



Let's Keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nose. Because, as we all know, Jack is notorious for being a COVID Spreader.  To protect yourself and others, a reminder to please mask-up when you're in and around the Clubhouse. 




The Club dining room, will be open Saturdays and Sundays, Sue and her galley crew will be ready with Soup, Sandwiches, Salads, Milkshakes, Fresh Baked Cookies, and Cinnamon Twists.  There will even be Limited Bar Items and Popcorn.





Meet James, the new club bartender, on Saturday afternoon and evening up in the Stag's Head Lounge.  See if you can stump him ... ask him to mix-up a "SchussBoomer" and see what he comes up with. Also ask him why he wanted his picture taken by President Ford.


*Bar and deck this Friday will be closed but from then on Friday night bar from 4-7pm and Saturdays from 4-8.


Ticket agents will be in the round room on Friday, Saturday and Sundays with window service if you knock on the first window by the front door. They arrive 15 minutes prior to hill time and spend two hours at the club. Anyone with a season pass may obtain a ticket.




No Bad News (2021-22, Volume II) Sam Hogg

It is a beautiful “Sun"day here at Caberfae.  I made six runs right at opening, saw lots of fellow club members and grabbed a breakfast burrito on the deck before trading off with Lauren so she could lap with the ski team this afternoon.  Brooks is snoozing away after some outside run-ins with little friends and candid discussions in an alien language with Kooma the club security dog. I'm not far behind him in the nap department.


It feels like February rhythms even though the season just got started.  I think that's because last season, much like college football, was just a practice one to fill time.  Past and COVID-era routines are starting to blur in a way that feel both novel and normal if that’s possible.  All the new ideas forced by adaptation are exciting and yet I’m beyond ready to use my locker and the bathrooms again.  I hear we can even flush now too, thanks Paul Waug!


I'm not worried about the weather warmups this week in the slightest.  Wet, compacted snow in the early season is both underrated as a surface (ask anyone who toughs out skiing in the rain) but also an investment in the March (or even April) glacier when I’ll take any turns I can get.  Tim and his crew have the snowmaking so dialed that I don't need a thermometer to know if it is 28 degrees, I can hear it.


Finally, I'd like to recognize a certain Roelfsema.  Many of you are obviously thinking Norma for her tireless work as club secretary.  Little did you know that her husband has actually been held back by full-time employment all these years.  Steve has embraced retirement and been de-facto caretaker of the MacKenzie Trail all fall and early winter.  The Dutchman wielding a Farm Boss is reaching Paul Bunyan status out there.  The only thanks he'll accept is bar oil, and not the kind that goes in his chainsaw.  The trails are clear, they just need some white stuff.


Enjoy the holiday season, your club, and each other.  I'll steal a parting quote from one of Brooks' favorite books called Let's Be Happy by PK Hallinan:


'Cause time after time

I've happened to find

That just being happy

Begins in my mind.



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