Celebrating Over 80 Years of Years of Skiing and Life Long Friendships


September 19, 2023




In This Issue

New Storage Building Needs Your Vote

Due by October 1! - 2023-24 Dues

Canoe Trip, Saturday, September 23 - Still Time to Register!

RSVP for Work Bee and Golf Outing



1. New Storage Building and Partnership to Maintain the MacKenzie Trail

The Friends of the MacKenzie Trail (FOTMT), a local non-profit organization whose mission is to help maintain the MacKenzie trails, has approached the Caberfae Ski Club (CSC) about constructing a 16x20’ storage building at the CSC. The building would be for the purpose of storing a new XC trail groomer and located near the southwest corner of the CSC property. The CSC location is proposed because it provides direct access to the MacKenzie Trail system, as well as additional benefits in terms of safety, comfort and security for equipment and volunteers. The CSC Board of Directors wants to hear from the membership on this proposed partnership, and has developed a simple survey question to gauge interest and feedback: 


The Friends of the MacKenzie Trail is proposing donating up to $20,000 to the Caberfae Ski Club for the entire construction cost of a storage building on the southwest corner of the property to house the new MacKenzie Trail XC groomer for a period of 10 years.


Click Here to Read More and Give Input!


2. Invoices Delivered!

Invoices went out through email on Friday, August 18th and are due by October 1st. If your status has changed or you updated your email address please contact secretary-treasurer@caberfaefaeskiclub.org.



3. Our First Canoe Trip Down the Pine River!

Saturday, September 23, 2023. The group will leave from Elm Flats at 10:00 a.m. to Dobson Bridge which is a 2 1/2 hour trip and has been arranged by Mary and Rick Stubbs. Those renting kayaks/canoes should meet at Dobson Bridge at 9:30 a.m. as Bosman’s Pine River Rentals will then transport the group to Elm Flats to begin the float.

To reserve a watercraft please call Bosman River Rentals (231)862-3470 and mention that you are part of the Caberfae Ski Club float trip. All rentals include paddles, life jackets or cushions, transportation and parking fees.

Fees for the day trip

Kayak $42

Canoe $47

4-person raft $95

6-person raft $125

Anyone using their own boat will need to take care of parking fee ($5) and shuttle. National Park passes will cover the parking fee if displayed from dashboard or hung from rear view mirror.

Please text or call Mary Stubbs (231)775-2795 if you plan to attend.

Looking forward to a wonderful day on the river. Let’s hope for good weather and some Fall color.

* If anyone has any extra boats to lend, let Mary know….Thanks!


The next board meeting is Friday, October 6th and will be held at the club at

5:00 p.m. Anyone interested in attending please let Paul know.


Sign Up Now for Work Bee and Golf Outing

Saturday, October 7th @ 8:30 a.m. - Fall Work Bee and Golf Outing

Work Bee credit given to all that attend along with a complimentary lunch at noon.

RSVP to Paul at waugelect@aol.com


Golf Outing at 2:00 p.m. - Let Norma Know!

Goody bags for all players!

Longest drive and longest putt with prizes!

Join us for a beautiful afternoon of fall golf and friendship. 

We will match you up if you don’t have a foursome and don’t worry it is best ball!

Sign up with Norma at 616-548-0228 by calling or send a text with who your partners are and we will have a 2:00 p.m. start. Awards after the 9 holes at the club.


Do you have an article you’d like to submit to the newsletter? This is your club. Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Contact caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org